Los Angeles: A trailer of upcoming 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' briefly leaked online before being taken down minutes later.

Superman and Batman
Superman and Batman. Pics/Santa Banta

The Zack Snyder-directed movie's trailer was uploaded on Youtube, which was captured by a handheld camera, had Spanish subtitles, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The trailer begins with a commentator's voice asking, "Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?"

A blurred image of Ben Affleck's face appears shortly before a masked Batman appears, followed by the two superheroes coming face to face.

Watch: 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' teaser trailer

The highly anticipated footage was set to premiere in Imax theaters on Monday. On Wednesday morning, Zack Snyder teased the trailer by releasing a short excerpt on Twitter.

The movie will release on March 25, 2016 and stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams.

Here's the leaked 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' trailer. Watch it before its pulled out!