Comic-Conned?

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

With Comic-Con International right around the corner (July 24-27), studios and publishers alike are prepping for another slew of spoilers their biggest fans will line up to lap up in San Diego. The anticipation is so high for some works-in-progress that those sneak peek previews are currently being scooped by either unofficial leaks or fairly convincing fan-made fakes. One such hot property is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which Warner Bros and DC Comics are both hoping will serve as the springboard to a slew of franchise pictures that either set up or spin off from the long-awaited Justice League movie.

Casting info and photo leaks of Batffleck over the last few months were recently followed by the first official shot of Henry Cavill in his redesigned Underoos. Then there was that silly business about Kevin Smith allegedly writing a fake script to throw people off Zack Snyder’s scent. Now, in the virtual home stretch to Comic-Con, there are strong rumors that a teaser trailer will be debuted at the event. Not content to wait a few more Saturdays for the real deal, the web exploded this week with talk of two DoJ trailers; they’re intriguing and entertaining, but it turns out they’re both cunning hoaxes utilizing very different styles. Hey – if the actual film is even half as good as these phony teasers look, it’ll still be WAY better than Green Lantern.

Mike McCann

Mike McCann is a lifelong geek with a deep and abiding passion for comic books, science fiction and all things pop culture. Why, yes - he IS an only child...how did you know? He's also a history major, a hockey and football fanatic and a music nerd of the highest order. In other words, you want him on your pub trivia team. Seven year old Mike once received a letter from DC Comics encouraging him to "keep drawing and maybe you'll work for us someday!" His grade school library published a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired book he wrote at 12, and he's never looked back. Since then, he has worked in creative or strategic roles at college radio stations and newspapers, record companies, music magazines, dens of Internet iniquity, budding media empires, global telecommunications outfits and software development consultancies, with each stop allowing him to turn his hobbies into a job. Call him the Vice President of (Arrested) Business Development. Mike lives in Toronto, Canada with his patient wife and their five year old, superhero-obsessed son. Among their prized possessions are a NM copy of X-Men #94, a replica of the Shakespeare bust from the Batman TV show and a Death Star cookie jar.

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