'Batman Live' Teaser Trailer

Just as the revamped version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark premieres and Bono admits that the first version of that show had many, many problems, comes a teaser trailer for the rival superhero stage show. Batman Live is a touring arena stage show rather than a Broadway production, and now there is a teaser trailer that offers a great look at the fast-paced show's costumes and characters.

We've already seen some of these character designs, but the teaser below gives a much better look at the costumes. We still have no idea whether the ambition to produce a huge, high-flying action spectacular has been achieved, but I'm getting a kick out of the very colorful costumes. As I've said before, let Christopher Nolan have the grim Batman while this holds down the more pop version of the character.

Batman Live opens in Manchester on July 19 and will then travel through the UK this year and hit North America in 2012. More info can be found at the official website.

Faithfully adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, BATMAN LIVE focuses on Robin's quest for justice, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero, the mysterious vigilante known as the Batman – much to the dismay of his protective guardian, millionaire Bruce Wayne – who secretly happens to be Batman.

A dazzling celebration of storytelling and stagecraft, BATMAN LIVE is at its heart an affecting coming of age story. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson – both orphaned at an early age – must first learn to overcome their own fears and forge their own family – along with Police Commissioner James Gordon and Bruce's trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth – if they're going to survive the combined forces of Batman's larger-than-life rogues gallery: The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.