While considerably shorter than the Age of Ultron footage Marvel shared, DC and Warner Bros did their own bedazzling with a note-perfect teaser trailer from Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Borrowing heavily from both the plot and the visual milieu of Frank Miller’s seminal The Dark Night Returns series, Comic-Con attendees were treated to arresting, rain-soaked glimpses of Bruce Wayne decked out in his bulkiest britches and going toe to toe with the Man of Steel, whose heat vision gives him quite a reach advantage.
The crowd also got a look at a brand new Bat-signal design and the world’s first glimpse of actress/model/former Israeli soldier Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, whose new costume is sure to spark many a conversation. The only thing missing, it appears, like it is from all Zack Snyder films, is a rich color palette. Even the cheapest comic books were made with four hues, sir, and you’ve got waaaay more budget to play with than them.