While it was only live on the Internet for a few minutes, the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer sparked a fan frenzy when it was leaked online Thursday night.
Shot on a cellphone — or “a calculator” as one fan joked — the shaky footage appeared to have been from a screening in Latin America, but was quickly pulled from Twitter and YouTube by Warner Bros.
The trailer was officially teased for 20 seconds by director Zack Snyder on Wednesday, with the message: “Confirmed 4.20.15 #BatmanvSuperman @IMAX special teaser screening events. Limited space. RSVP.”
Snyder is referring to the trailer’s premiere at select IMAX theaters on Monday, Apr. 20 during special 15-minute theatrical “events” that fans can buy tickets to attend.
Read tweets about the leaked footage below.
That #BatmanvSuperman trailer looks so bad the film will probably be amazing.
— Dili (@Dili) April 17, 2015
If WB were on the ball they'd just release the #BatmanvSuperman trailer online right now. Might as well beat the leak with a HD version.
— Roger Erik Tinch (@tinch) April 17, 2015
"Tell me, do you bleed?" AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *o* #BatmanvSuperman
— Matias Salazar (@_SkullKnight_) April 17, 2015
Like I said, in a few days, I'll be in a theater watching that #BatmanvSuperman trailer in IMAX. Not wasting my time with a leaked version.
— CabooseXBL (@Caboose_XBL) April 17, 2015
— DRUNK CHIP KELLY (@DrunkChipYOLO) April 17, 2015
— Wade Burrell (@wade_burrell) April 17, 2015
— Tyler BaltierraMTV (@TylerBaltierra) April 17, 2015
Seems like that trailer leak was a way of trying to force WB's hand because it got #BatmanvSuperman trending worldwide.
— Brandon, Son of Pen. (@PensonBrandon) April 17, 2015