There's probably more kryptonite in nature than details of the hotly anticipated "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and the film's makers are sure to keep fans of the DC Comics superheroes on the edge of their seats as they wait for every little detail to come bit after precious bit.
On Thursday, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to share the film's first ever video teaser, but it's not likely we'll learn anything new from the 20-second teaser that shows more of the film's logo and much less of actual clips taken from the film. And even then, the brief seven seconds only shows the costumes for Batman and Superman sans Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill who play the heroes respectively.
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) April 16, 2015
It's a teaser, all right, and it's a teaser in its highest form as it does nothing more than, well, tease those who are looking for more. It's not actually a teaser for the movie, though. The film's release is quite far off into the future on March 25, 2016. This teaser is actually for the first screening of the movie's first trailer, which will be unveiled on April 20. But not everyone will be fortunate to see the trailer on that day.
As if to taunt fans even further, Warner Bros. decided to show the trailer along with a special introduction by Snyder himself in select IMAX theaters only. On the official "Batman v Superman" website, it says only fans in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin can view the first screening.
And that is only if they are lucky enough to book their seats ahead of others. The rest will have to travel out of state or wait for the trailer to hit the Internet, which hopefully shouldn't be too long after the first screening.
The tweet is one of the very few bombs dropped by Warner Bros. about the movie. Last month, Entertainment Weekly obtained a picture of actor Jesse Eisenberg as the villainous Lex Luthor. Eisenberg is best known for playing Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" and a nerdy college student named Columbus in "Zombieland." His casting as the power-crazy business magnate may not seem typical, but like his two previous characters, Lex taps into a similar sort of genius laced with morally questionable intentions.
"He's not any of the Lexes that you've seen, that's for sure," Snyder says of Eisenberg. "Our Lex is disarming and he's not fake. He says what he believes and he says what's on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it's all there."