Comic-Con is just a few short weeks away so expect a blitz of marketing from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Frankly, I was expecting an Entertainment Weekly cover but instead, since we’ve already had a first look of Ben Affleck in costume as Batman, USA Today had unveiled the first official look at Henry Cavill as Superman.
As you’d probably expect, since it is a Zack Snyder film, the photo of Superman this time is dark, gloomy and gritty; the brooding hero standing in the rain at night probably with a lot on his mind, wrestling with demons or concerned with what to do with this Batman character (one that Snyder confirms will be road-weary: "it's cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys"). I'll assume he's in Gotham where it rains and is overcast 24/7.
Snyder tells the publication that the new movie is "thicker, denser and more epic than 'Man of Steel'." And of course, it will feature Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and other characters who will go on to join the “Justice League” movie that Snyder will direct for 2017 (possibly with Jason Momoa playing Aquaman). Most of the “Man Of Steel” cast returns, including Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne, while among the new additions is Jessie Eisenberg as a young Lex Luthor.
Snyder says he was in no hurry to add Batman to the movie and at first thought he was simply making a “Man Of Steel” sequel. "I was in no rush to put Batman in the movie," Snyder explained, "but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in." Stressing that it’s not necessarily a face-off movie between the two characters, Snyder said note the “v.” in the title of the film rather than “vs.”
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