Promo photo for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
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[Editor's Note: After the panel, the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was released, which you can see here.]

Warner Bros. is at Comic-Con International: San Diego, and kicking off their first panel at 10:30 a.m. PST in Hall H. According to SDCC's panel listing, the 90 minute panel will focus Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Pan and Man From U.N.C.L.E.

After the presentations for Pan and Man from U.N.C.L.E., Warner Bros. segued into a new video clip showing off scenes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. The first trailer for Suicide Squad will be shown during the panel, and also the previously announced Green Lantern movie will now be called Green Lantern Corps.

The video package continued with concept art for the Justice League, as well as an illustration of Ezra Miller with longer, dark hair as the Flash.

After the video clip finished, Suicide Squad director David Ayer takes to the stage.

"You guys run this shit, and we're making this movie for you. It's all about canon, it's all about being true to the source material," said Ayer. "I'm not tyring to start and East coast verus West coast feud with Marvel Comics, but DC has the best villains. We're here to talk about bad guys and no one has bad guys like DC Comics."

With that, Ayer segued to a video package for Suicide Squad. The footage begins with Amanda Waller talking.

"Maybe Superman was some kind of beacon that drew them from the shadows," says Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, while talking with a policemen about apprehending somone.

There's a scene of Jared Leto as the Joker, saying "Oh, I'm not going to kill you. I'm just gonna hurt you really really badly."

A brief scene is also shown of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, locked up in a prison cell ala Silence of the Lambs. She's seen playing in the cell until Waller shows up, leading Harley to ask "Are you the devil?"

All the while, a interesting cover of the song "I Started A Joke" by the Beegees plays over top the trailer.

The trailer ends and the lights go up on the stage and much of the cast of Suicide Squad, including Will Smith (but with Jared Leto absent), are live.

And then the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice crew heads in, with Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Holly Hunter and Jesse Eisenberg. They then pass it off to an new trailer.

It opens with Holly Hunter as a U.S. Senator talking about the destruction in Metropolis from Man of Steel, saying "Today is a day for truth. The world needs to know what happened and what he stands for."

Brief shot of Superman landing in front Senate amid picketing protesters.

Several quick cuts in the scene, including one of Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne in Metropolis during the widespread destruction at the end of Man of Steel, which prompts Batman to take notice of Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Also, two quick cut scenes of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in action caused fans in attendance to cheer.

Also Jesse Eisenberg debuts a sarcastic punky Lex Luthor, with a brief scene of him standing in front of a large piece of kryptonite in a glass case.

The stand-out moment of the trailer is Superman ripping off the top of the Batmobile, leading to a staredown with the Dark Knight.

The trailer ends, then Zack Snyder chimes in to say that "We've done stuff in Man of Steel to launch this conflict."

"We put Gotham and Metropolis right next to each other," Snyder adds. "It makes sense for us in our story that they're kind of sister cities across a big bay, like Oakland and San Francisco."

Snyder then passed it off to the actors, who talk about why they like their roles.

"I've been given a huge opportunity to show this strong beautiful side of woman," says Gadot of Wonder Woman. "She has the strenght of a superhero but at the same time she's loving, sophisticated, and has a lot of emotional intelligence."

Amy Adams talks about wanting to play Lois Lane since she was five years old.

Cavill name-checks Christopher Reeve in his talking about the Superman role, saying that since the late actor did such a "fantastic job" that it was "dangerous" to go near it. For his role, Cavill said he relies on the canon and Snyder.

Ben Affleck then leans into the microphone, talking about Batman

"I have this vision for him. He's old, he's kind of a burnout," he says with a laugh.

Affleck then recounts a story of him running into Christian Bale at a costume shop while shopping for his son. At the time, Affleck's casting at Batman had just been announced, leading him to ask the Dark Knight Rises actor for advice.

"'Make sure you can piss in that suit," Affleck attributed to Bale.

Snyder pipes into say that they made sure the Batman suit had zippers, but that Superman's suit from Man of Steel did not but they added it for the new movie.

After a brief fan Q&A portion highlighted by a kid dressed as Two-Face, they tossed back to the video wall to show the new trailer once again.


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