Retro-Style 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer: Adam West and Christopher Reeve Go Head-to-Head

Kevin Polowy
Senior Correspondent, Yahoo Entertainment
Yahoo Movies

If the first teaser is any indication, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill are on a serious collision course in next year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But what if previous incarnations of those two iconic superheroes got in on the battle? YouTube editor Bobby Burns has done us all a favor and refashioned the first trailer for director Zack Snyder’s Batman-Supes saga with footage of the franchises’ torchbearers: Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel and Adam West as the not-so-Dark Knight. (Watch the video above.)

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The new clip is a slice of nostalgia gold. Reeve, who first took flight in 1978’s Superman, has never looked so menacing, while West, who first played the Caped Crusder in 1966’s Batman: The Movie, brings the comic relief with the help of Burt Ward’s Robin. (We’d love it if the real Batman v. Superman resurrected the Instant Costume Change Lever.)

Here’s the real trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (in theaters March 25, 2016), to compare notes: