Comic Book Movie reported on the rumours yesterday that the first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel” would be attached to prints of “The Dark Knight Rises” which opens July 20th, 2012. The image above reportedly came from a magazine cutting whose publication went unnamed, promoting the teaser that we would apparently see next month.
The rumour has since been classed as “unofficial” and has been debunked by Warner Bros, but given “Man of Steel” is their biggest 2013 tentpole and “The Dark Knight Rises” is WB’s big summer 2012 release, it seems likely that a small teaser will be shown, even if it just the Superman logo with the old John Williams music. The first teasers for “The Dark Knight Rises” started playing around last summer, building a whole year towards the threequel’s release next month, so the timing makes sense. After all there is no better movie audience to advertise a Superman movie to than the Batman audience.
We all figured it would be the first teaser with The Dark Knight Rises and then first full trailer with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in December building to “Man of Steel’s” release next June and although it is a rumour that has been debunked, we still expect that when you see “The Dark Knight Rises” you will get a first look at moving footage from “Man of Steel”. Not only that but we suspect some kind of presentation at San Diego Comic Con over that weekend.
Though it’ll have some going to be better and more spine-tingling than the “Superman Returns” first teaser trailer. Just a shame it all went downhill after this…