I’m launching a brand new superhero website tonight, so my plate is a little full today. That’s why I’m annoyed that I even have to write this post. Mainstream movie websites are starting to report on a crazy rumor, because anything with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the headline drives a lot of traffic. I’m going to fill you all in on what’s going on before you get too excited.
The photo above was posted on Imgur late last night, with the user claiming it’s from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer, which he has recorded on his iPhone. The photo was supposedly taken from one of the last frames, which says that Batman v Superman will be split up into two parts — Part 1: Enter the Knight will be released on October 23, 2015 and Part 2: Dawn of Justice will be out on March 25, 2016.
I cannot even begin to tell you how unlikely this is, but let’s just break it down.
- The whole “I have the trailer recorded on my iPhone, but all I’m going to do is show you this sketchy photo” scenario.
- The photo isn’t even using the same font that’s used on the official Batman v Superman website!
- There’s a URL in the photo pointing to BatmanvSupermanDawnOfJustice.com. If the movie is being broken up into two parts, why is the official website named after only part two? Wouldn’t BatmanvSuperman.com make a lot more sense?’
- Warner Bros. JUST announced their DC Comics movie plans less than three months ago. This would have come up then, not now.
- Warner Bros. doesn’t own the domain name BatmanvSupermanEnterTheKnight.com. A man named David in Colorado just bought it today (well played, David).
My only source for this article is common sense. Sure I’d love to be wrong, who wouldn’t want two Batman movies in the span of 5 months? But the fact that websites are reporting on a random photo that just showed up on the internet, without any other evidence is annoying. Don’t get your hopes up, and don’t count on seeing Batman v Superman until March 25, 2016.
I’ll see you all late tonight for the launch of my new website. I’ve been working on it since June and can’t wait for you all to see it. It’s really awesome!
P.S. Thanks for the love, AMC Movie Talk!