Here’s Superman In ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice;’ Plus Zack Snyder Talks Plot, Batman and Title
Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Warner Bros. shoved that recent Clark Kent photo into a phone booth and out popped Superman. Now, the first truly official look at Henry Cavill‘s character from the 2016 film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has been revealed. Check it out below and read a bunch of updates on the movie from director Zack Snyder. Check out the second official Batman v Superman photo below.
Thanks to USA Today for the image. Click to see the High Res.
The article also has a ton of exciting updates on the film and some quotes from Snyder as well. Here are a few of our favorites but I urge you to head over there and check it out.
On the larger universe:
By bringing in more DC Comics do-gooders such as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), the new movie is thicker, denser and more epic than Man of Steel, according to Snyder. And it’s also the next step toward building a strong movie universe that ultimately leads to Snyder’s Justice League, the supergroup answer to Marvel’s The Avengers, tentatively scheduled for a 2018 release.
On the plot:
Man of Steel was all about Superman finding his place in the world as both a hero and as a man, ultimately saving the city of Metropolis from certain doom. Dawn of Justice continues to immerse him on Earth by working at the Daily Planet as Clark Kent along with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Perry White (Laurence Fishburne). But it also takes him to new environments such as Gotham City and introduces larger threats, including Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).
On adding Batman:
It ultimately made sense with Dawn of Justice to add Bruce Wayne and his cowled alter ego to the mix. Because of Christopher Nolan’s recent Dark Knight trilogy, “I was in no rush to put Batman in the movie,” Snyder says, “but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in.”
Instead of using several movies to define Affleck’s Batman, Snyder felt the character’s 75-year mythology is so deep in culture now that they can just jump to an older, road-weary take on the Dark Knight. Plus, he says, “it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”
On the title:
The director can’t say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, “but suffice it to say there is a ‘v’ in between their names” in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the “v” instead of “vs.” is a way “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”
It also says he hasn’t filmed Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman yet and only a few scenes with Cavill and Affleck. Read more at USA Today.
What do you think of Superman’s look?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016.
Additional source: Batman News