WASHINGTON, April 18, 2015 – It seems that early leaks of upcoming Hollywood blockbuster films and trailers are becoming a way of life in Tinseltown. So the story goes, Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers, whose still-in-progress DC Comics-based film, “Batman v. Superman” is slated to be released in 2016, had readied an early teaser-trailer for the IMAX version of the film, scheduling it for an April 20 release.
But enterprising pranksters or pirates, possibly from Portugal and likely using a handheld camera, managed somehow to film a crude but viewable version of the trailer complete with Portuguese subtitles. The perps posted it to YouTube on Friday, April 17, and promoted it across various fanboy sites and social networks. That prompting Warner Brothers to make the trailer available early on their own promotional website. The authentic version was also available on YouTube the last time we looked.
Starring British actor Henry Cavill, who is reprising his role in Warner’s well-received second film reboot of the Man of Steel and his continuing adventures, the movie also features Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight, a role made incredibly popular by Christian Bale.
There’s not much to this trailer, although Affleck does seem to be channeling Bale’s distinctively gruff Bat-Voice. Batman fans are still dubious, however, that Affleck can fill Bale’s shoes in this role, remembering Affleck’s entirely un-memorable stab at portraying Marvel’s blind superhero, Daredevil, on the silver screen a number of years ago.
Meanwhile, without further ado, here’s the 4K version of the trailer currently on YouTube and apparently posted by a German source this time: