Warner Bros. Pictures Comic-Con live blog featuring Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly-awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill take the main stage with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They are joined by castmates Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot for a sneak peek at the 2016 action adventure that brings the Super Heroes together on the big screen for the very first time, from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
From Pan, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Peter himself, Levi Miller, together with director Joe Wright, soar into town with their high-flying adventure, coming to theaters this fall from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
Henry Cavill takes the stage with Armie Hammer, a duo with a very different dynamic in this summer’s fresh, über-stylish actioner from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with fellow stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki.
The Warner Bros. Pictures panel takes places on Saturday, July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
UPDATE: You can read an archived version of our blog below.
ComingSoon.net: Stay tuned for our live blog from the Warner Bros. Pictures panel in Hall H at Comic-Con starting at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.
ComingSoon.net: On the schedule are Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Pan and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but will there be more surprises?
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Comment From TommyEL
i cant wait
Comment From G.Godfrey
I’ve been following your live blog during the 2013 WB panel, last year and am doing so again now. I remain loyal to you beautiful geezers! But if you let me down I will make you bleed! Cheers and beers!
ComingSoon.net: Awesome!…. wait!
ComingSoon.net: Lots of questions about the time. The panel is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, which is in about 49 minutes.
Comment From Brendan
i cant believe im following a blog for the next few hrs on a goregeous saturday – nerds be desperate
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like last guy, stumbled upon you guys a few yrs ago when age of ultron was announced and been main blog for comiccon since
Comment From Max Evry
I like the typing noises this live blog makes. It’s rather pleasant and soothing.
ComingSoon.net: That was for you.
Comment From Wade Wilson
the typing noise instantly raises my heart rate with anticiaption of news
ComingSoon.net: What was that? 🙂
Comment From Rhyss
2:43 AM in Australia, hoping trailer is released online simultaneously, pumped!
ComingSoon.net: Australia in the house!
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Comment From Apurv
will you folks be posting any images from the panel?
ComingSoon.net: We might, not sure yet.
ComingSoon.net: Hello Venezuela, France and England!
Comment From Vinny
About how many people can Hall H hold?
ComingSoon.net: 6,500? Last year we beat that on this blog. Let’s do it again. Tell your friends. 🙂
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Netherlands in the house!
ComingSoon.net: Hallo Nederland, hoe gaat her ermee?
Comment From Apurv
How long is the panel again? I hope they tell us more about the DC Movies Slate..
ComingSoon.net: An hour and a half.
Comment From do you think the new trailer for BvS will be released online anytime soon?
hey shh, hello from france!! my third year following your live blog for WB panel !!
ComingSoon.net: Singapore, India… wow, pretty crazy. Thanks everyone for joining us around the world!
ComingSoon.net: Edward Douglas will be live blogging this panel today. He’s already in Hall H and has a great seat.
Comment From Hi shh, greetings from Chile…hope we get a trailer online today!!
do you think we’ll get anything from Suicide Squad aswell?
ComingSoon.net: You would think so? But not sure.
Comment From Apurv
Heard that Aisha Tyler is moderating the Batman v Superman panel. She told EW Radio the footage they’ll show is “bad ass”!
ComingSoon.net: Will they have a bleeper on hand for her cussing? 🙂
Comment From mipaulse
Yall said the trailer was rated and ready to be viewed. do you think they will release it online as well since its a finish product like the star wars trailer??
ComingSoon.net: We assume they will, yes.
ComingSoon.net: About 30 minutes…
Comment From Aug GA
Following this while at work, so excited!
ComingSoon.net: Get back to work!
Comment From What time is the 20th Century Fox panel if you dont mind if asking? Ready for info on Deadpool!
I’m not wearing pants
ComingSoon.net: Please put some pants on.
Comment From Towelie
Hey comingsoon.net, think we might get some suicide squad action today?
ComingSoon.net: Hope so.
Comment From brucewayne23
Any reason my comments aren’t being approved?
ComingSoon.net: What do you mean?
ComingSoon.net: Seeing a lot of the same questions. All your answers are in the description above this live blog. 🙂
Comment From DC fan
I love your site because you guys ain’t pro-Marvel and biased against DC! Keep it up!
ComingSoon.net: Go Marv…. oh wait.
ComingSoon.net: In case you missed it, Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder surprised fans in the Hall H line last night with the Batmobile.. http://www.comingsoon.net/m…
ComingSoon.net: 1200 readers. Let’s beat Hall H attendance. Tell your friends. 🙂
Comment From Jorge
Im confused, will you be broadcasting live from the panel or just a blog here?
Spencer Perry-SHH: Just blogging, no cameras allowed in Hall H
ComingSoon.net: Unless you’re periscoping, then cameras are allowed. (sarcasm) 🙂
Comment From Joey
It is a shame most of the movie studios passed on coming this year. I was hoping for a surprise film announcement like Skull Island last year.
Spencer Perry-SHH: Legendary’s panel is later today, so maybe they’ll have another surprise!
Comment From Centurium
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — I hope we get a surprise from this upcoming film!
ComingSoon.net: Ooh, didn’t think of that. Maybe.
Comment From Ryan
Will you guys be covering the H8ful 8 panel? and Fox as well? I was really concerned when I didn’t find you guys covering The Force Awakens last night. Took me forever to find another blog. Been using you guys as a news source for four years, and I’ve been following these SDCC panel livestreams since 2013 (along with a few other people apparently).
ComingSoon.net: Yes and yes. Star Wars was out of our control.
ComingSoon.net: Edward Douglas is live-blogging this panel for us. We’re waiting for him to come on.
ComingSoon.net: 2300 readers. Hi everyone! Wish we could respond to all your comments. It’s a bit crazy watching them stream by. 🙂
ComingSoon.net: Here’s Ed…
ComingSoon.net: Almost 3,000 readers.
EDouglasCS: Hello everyone! Sorry for the delays… I won’t go into the gory details.
EDouglasCS: Hopefully the Hall H/MTV WIFI holds up cause Verizon is tapped
EDouglasCS: They haven’t started yet but earlier I had a chance to hijack the Warner Bros DCP when I was in the elevator with the guy holding it… but I was good and didn’t 🙂
EDouglasCS: I think it’s going to start soon
ComingSoon.net: From WB rep: I can confirm the following scoop: those of you in Hall H are in for a treat. PREPARE FOR SQUEALING.
EDouglasCS: Damn, and I don’t have earplugs
EDouglasCS: Will do my best to post some photos while writing stuff up but I expect this to go fast and I’m the only one here.
EDouglasCS: We might have more people in here later
ComingSoon.net: 3,500 readers. Now I’m squealing!
EDouglasCS: I better say something witty to keep them entertained
EDouglasCS: “Something witty” (ba dum bum)
Spencer Perry-SHH: I’ll tell the bad jokes around here thank you very much
EDouglasCS: It’s about to start!
EDouglasCS: Here comes Director of Programming Eddie Ibrahim as the lights dim… here we go!
EDouglasCS: They just opened up the wide screens which go ALL THE WAY AROUND HALL H
EDouglasCS: It’s insane!
EDouglasCS: Aisha Tyler from Archer is the moderator
EDouglasCS: This wraparound screen is INSANE!
EDouglasCS: I can’t even capture it in a photo because it goes all the way from the back of one side of Hall H all the way to the other side.
EDouglasCS: She’s joking that she has watched the footage 3 times “alone in bed at night”… hmm..
EDouglasCS: Re: Panorama. I’m using a real camera, not a phone. It would take too long to try to do that
ComingSoon.net: Here’s one side https://twitter.com/akstanw…
Comment From CUMediaCo
https://pbs.twimg.com/media… This is a picture of the whole thing
EDouglasCS: They’re starting with MAN from UNCLE (see? Aisha is perfectly suited for it)
EDouglasCS: They showed an amazing wrap-around animation introducing this section
Comment From hey theres video?
my comments never get posted 🙁
ComingSoon.net: Yes they do.
Spencer Perry-SHH: For those wondering, computers have to be closed when footage is being shown. Ed will return shortly
EDouglasCS: Sorry guys it’s been non-stop footage so I’ve had to close my computer
EDouglasCS: They showed an amazing wrap-around animation introducing the panel with a timeline going back to WWII
EDouglasCS: After that they showed an intro from Guy Ritchie who is shooting Knights of the Round Table
EDouglasCS: And then they went right into extended footage from the movie
ComingSoon.net: Wow, 6,690 readers. You guys have officially beat Hall H.
EDouglasCS: The actors are all here: Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki (who plays the villain)
EDouglasCS: They’re being asked about doing comedy
Comment From Apollo.james88
What movie BvS??
EDouglasCS: There was a lot of new footage and it starts with a car chase where Cavill and Vikander are trying to get away from the bad guys
ComingSoon.net: They are doing The Man From UNCLE right now.
EDouglasCS: Aisha already made an Archer reference asking if Man from UNCLE takes place in the same year.
EDouglasCS: Alicia Vikander is talking about doing a period piece and how they had to act differently
EDouglasCS: Not sure if I’ve seen the most recent trailer but this is the most footage I’ve seen of the movie and it was really great
EDouglasCS: Shows Hammer and Cavill’s characters meeting each other and basically getting into a fight before learning they need to team up
EDouglasCS: Armie Hammer is being asked about his Russian accent and he’s giving the same answer every actor does when asked about accent
EDouglasCS: There going right to audience questions
Spencer Perry-SHH: For those asking, PAN will be next with Batman v Superman to follow
EDouglasCS: Thanks Spencer!
EDouglasCS: I feel like we’ve already written a lot about both movies on CS from our set visits
EDouglasCS: BTW, I think there’s a romance thing going on between Hammer and Vikander. They show her dancing and trying to convince him to dance and when he refuses, she starts beating on him
EDouglasCS: This is definitely a three-hander
ComingSoon.net: 5-minute Comic-Con trailer now online https://www.youtube.com/wat…
Spencer Perry-SHH: Just to reiterate, when they show footage, laptops have to be closed. So Ed will resume the live blog momentarily
ComingSoon.net: Ed’s trying to get back on Wifi, but this is from him: “they just showed the new trailer for Pan which looks great. We got to see the Croc, Tiger Lilly in various outfits, a battle between two flying pirate ships”
EDouglasCS: Sorry guys, had some technical difficulties but they moved onto Pan and they showed a brand new trailer and just showed a clip
EDouglasCS: the clip is the introduction of Jackman’s Blackbeard
EDouglasCS: on hand is director Joe Wright, Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller (the new Pan) and Garrett Hedlund (the younger Hook)
ComingSoon.net: 7,400 readers. No pressure, Ed.
EDouglasCS: the footage shows Peter’s arrival in Neverland on the ship after being kidnapped. The ship swoops down from the air into the water and then flies up with large globes of water and flying fish all around
EDouglasCS: The ship then flies into a cavern in a mountain ahead and then flies out to the other side where it’s received with huge cheers from a crowd below
EDouglasCS: Peter asks “Is this Canada?” (I actually know the background of this joke from my set visit)
EDouglasCS: Joe says there’s “no real goodies or baddies, they’re all flawed” even Peter who steals ideas and is above reading/writing
EDouglasCS: Anyway, back to the clip
EDouglasCS: They’re done with Pan after one audience question…they’re crushing!
EDouglasCS: I got some pictures to post
EDouglasCS: I’ll get back to footage cause I have to shut my computer off again… BvS is next!
EDouglasCS: First things first… the movie is going to be “Green Lantern Corps”!
EDouglasCS: That intro was insane. it started with all sorts of pictures of the DC characters going all the way back to the beginning and then it had a couple soundbites from Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Zack and Debbie Snyder
EDouglasCS: This intro then showed concept of the Justice League
Comment From Nick
the green lantern movie is titled “Green Lantern Corps”?
EDouglasCS: They also showed the first footage from Suicide Squad and just showed concept art from the movie wrapped around Hall H
EDouglasCS: Yes… they announced the title and showed images of all your favorite GLs’
EDouglasCS: They also showed the first concept art of Ezra Miller as The Flash with longer dark hair
EDouglasCS: Also concept art of the Justice League with all of the characters including Cyborg, WW, Flash
EDouglasCS: David Ayer just came on the stage to talk about Suicide Squad after showing the concept art
EDouglasCS: “We’re here to talk bad guys and no one has bad guys like DC Comics”
EDouglasCS: He’s showing footage
ComingSoon.net: 8,200 readers. Hi!
EDouglasCS: Holy sh*t guys, I cannot even put into words how amazing the Suicide Squad footage was
EDouglasCS: It opens with Viola Davids’ Amanda Wller
EDouglasCS: The whole cast is here too!
EDouglasCS: Waller is talking to the police commissioner saying that they have captured someone and put them away where o one can find them
EDouglasCS: Everyone is here except Jared Leto… including Will Smith and Margot Robbie
EDouglasCS: “David Ayer is the absolute truth” – David Ayer
EDouglasCS: No one is saying anything.. they all came on to wave and say “hey”
EDouglasCS: But the footage.. holy shit.
EDouglasCS: Pardon my French
EDouglasCS: And they’re right into Batman vs. Superman which opened with an amazing visual of Batman on one side of Hall H and Superman on the other.
EDouglasCS: The footage focused on introducing the characters including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn who is locked up in a cell in the middle of a large room like Hannibal Lecter with armed guards approaching her
EDouglasCS: We see her hanging from the ceiling of the cage by ribbons and doing gymnastics when Waller appears on the catwalk above the cell
EDouglasCS: Harley asks “Are you the devil?”
EDouglasCS: The footage was shown to the tune of a version of the Bee Gee’s “I started a joke” and we got to see glimpses of many of the cast
EDouglasCS: Including a lot of great group shots of them finding soldiers
Comment From Dc fan
How’s her Harley voice?
EDouglasCS: Back to BVS, Zack Snyder is here, as is Holly Hunter , Jess Eisenberg, Amy Adams
EDouglasCS: Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck
EDouglasCS: Gal Gadot and Jeremy Irons
EDouglasCS: Holy crap… sorry guys, this is really intense. You cannot imagine
EDouglasCS: As has been reported, Superman’s destruction in Man of Steel is what causes Batman to return and we saw footage of Wayne Tower collapsing as Affleck’s Bruce Wayne looks on
EDouglasCS: It opens with Holly Hunter’s Senator talking about the destruction of Metropolis
EDouglasCS: “Today is a day for truth”
EDouglasCS: We see Superman flying down to the Senate hall with a bunch of people picketing him
EDouglasCS: “The world needs to know what happened and what he stands for”
EDouglasCS: “That kind of power is very dangerous”
EDouglasCS: (That’s all Hunter still)
EDouglasCS: It looks like there are people instigating the battle, Luthor being one and possibly the Joker is the other (although we may not see him in full)
EDouglasCS: There’s a scene of the Bat suit with the words scrawled “You Let Your Family Die” (and later another image of the words “The Joke’s On You Batman”)
EDouglasCS: But the Senator turns to Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor to help with the issue and he is clearly the instigator
EDouglasCS: We saw one scene of Luthor looking at a glowing green rock
EDouglasCS: We did get to see Wonder Woman in action, basically two scenes of her fighting and she looks great!
EDouglasCS: One of the best shots was Superman ripping the entire top of the Batmobile off and Batman standing up to him
EDouglasCS: Luthor has hair in all the footage they showed
EDouglasCS: Aisha is asking about this iconic battle and the differences between Metropolis and Gotha
EDouglasCS: We get to see Amy Adams Lois Lane and Diane Lane’s Ma Kent who are clearly on the side of Superman
EDouglasCS: “You don’t owe this world a thing” says Ma Kent
EDouglasCS: The actors are talking about taking on the roles payed by other actors
EDouglasCS: Jeremy Irons went first followed by Gal Gadot
EDouglasCS: She said something about strong independent women
EDouglasCS: Jesse Eisenberg is next and he says that there’s been a campy edge to the character before but there’s an emotional grounding to the character (and he once again cites Chris Terrio’s script)
ComingSoon.net: Did Snyder say something about the proximity of Gotham and Metropolis?
EDouglasCS: No, it was hard to tell if we were seeing Gotham or Metropolis during the battle footage
EDouglasCS: We did get to see Jeremy Irons as Alfred in the footage
EDouglasCS: Henry Cavill is talking about what a fantastic job Christopher Reeve did
EDouglasCS: BTW, guys, I may have to run as soon as this is over but I’ll post longer descriptions later
EDouglasCS: We didn’t see any other heroes besides the triumvirate (No Robin either)
EDouglasCS: Ben says that Zack took him through the process of creating the cahracter
ComingSoon.net: To answer all the questions. Not sure if they’ll release it online yet. We’re watching.
EDouglasCS: He tells a story about getting a Halloween costume for his son who is really into Batman and he runs into Christian Bale into the Batman costume aisle
EDouglasCS: He asked Bale for any tips and he said “Make sure you don’t piss in that suit”
EDouglasCS: Zack is now talking about putting zippers in the suites and how they put one in Superman’s suit retroactively after learning from the first movie
EDouglasCS: Zack is talking about Holly Hunter’s part and how he was a huge fan and they wrote a part for her as the senator
EDouglasCS: BTW, it’s the senator who goes to Luthor for help and he quotes the bible to her
EDouglasCS: We didn’t get to hear Batman’s voice
EDouglasCS: Aisha is being a “dick” and hogging up the questions
EDouglasCS: She’s asking about “Mecha-Batman”
EDouglasCS: Yes I saw the Joker in the Suicide Squad trailer but this is going so fast (and I have to run as soon as this is done) so I’ll post more later.
EDouglasCS: No Doomsday
EDouglasCS: So yeah.. .we saw Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad
EDouglasCS: Towards the end of the footage we see him in the shadows shirtless with his tattoos
EDouglasCS: and he is torturing someone (we don’t know who)
EDouglasCS: saying “I’m not going to kill you… I’m just going to hurt you really really bad”
EDouglasCS: And the logo for Suicide Squad is amazing with a skull in it
EDouglasCS: Will Smith’s Deadshot also liked great both in costume and out
EDouglasCS: we got to see hear Captain Boomerant
EDouglasCS: Re: Jared’s voice. Honestly? It’s not that different from Heath Ledger’s
EDouglasCS: We briefly saw Killer Croc, yes. He didn’t talk
EDouglasCS: Harley’s voice (for those asking) was not as nasally or high pitched as the cartoon but it worked. I wish I could see it again to describe it.
EDouglasCS: The laugh was subdued but I think that was on purpose
EDouglasCS: For those asking, Batman did not speak when in costume
Comment From bankz024
What stood out to you in the suicide squadd footage?
EDouglasCS: Harley Quinn for sure
EDouglasCS: The scene of her at Belle Reve in the cage was really mesmerizing
EDouglasCS: I think she might end up being the break-out character of the year
EDouglasCS: They’re still answering audience questions
EDouglasCS: I might have to run but I’ll try to write something up on the whole panel
EDouglasCS: They’re showing more footage
EDouglasCS: They’re showing it again
EDouglasCS: Guys, I promise to write something up and post pictures as soon as SI can
ComingSoon.net: Batman v Superman trailer now online! https://www.youtube.com/wat…
ComingSoon.net: Thanks for joining us everyone! Enjoy the Batman v Superman trailer!