In case audiences actually required additional an enticement to see George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road," Warner Bros. appears to have given them one: The trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will reportedly be attached to the studio's post-apocalyptic action film, which opens May 15.
The word comes from Collider, which earlier this week reported we'll see the first full-length trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
"What I’ve heard is that Warners isn’t sure it wants to release the trailer while 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is destroying records and driving all social traffic during the end of April and early May," writes Collider's Steve Weintraub. "If they wait until the weekend 'Mad Max' opens on May 15th, 'Avengers' will have already been out for two weeks and they can take over the conversation at a time when everyone is ready to talk about Batman and Superman. The bottom line is: we will absolutely have seen the first 'Batman v Superman' trailer by May 15th."
Note "by May 15th," as he adds that it's entirely possible Warner Bros. could decide to race ahead of "Age of Ultron" and drop the "Batman v Superman" trailer before the Marvel film's May 1 premiere. One way or another, however, the report seems confident that the trailer will arrive by the debut of "Mad Max."
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens March 25, 2016.