If the San Diego Comic-Con whetted your appetite for the new Warner Bros’ DC universe flick, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then here’s something to make your day – the latest official photo has been released. Directed by Zak Snyder, the movie features the following superheroes:
- Batman: Ben Affleck
- Superman: Henry Cavill
- Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot
- Lex Luther: Jesse Eisenberg
But this isn’t your usual DC superhero comic; the movie has dark undertones with a power struggle between the caped crusader and Superman. In the movie Superman faces tough questions about his power and intentions while Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne, is accused in a tragedy and channels his anger as Batman. The part of Lois Lane is played by Amy Adams. The movie shows Metropolis from Superman as an affluent city and Gotham from Batman as a downtrodden neighbouring citiy separated only by a bay. Affleck describes it thus, “The whole idea of wealth and power and how power engenders fear … made it feel real and smart to me.”
Fans were offered an exclusive sneak peek at the costumes and the new railer at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 11, 2015. There was also a rumour about the appearance of Jared Leto in the movie.
The first of a set of ten movies based on the DC Comics universe, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ movie is set to hit the theatres on 25 March 2016. The other upcoming movies are Suicide Squad starring the Joker (2016), Justice League part one (2017) and Justice League part two (2019).