Shooting begins in Detroit, Michigan

The eagerly anticipated Batman Vs Superman movie will be titled Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it has been confirmed.

The film will open in cinemas in 2016, with a post on the official Facebook page yesterday (May 21) confirming the title. Shooting has begun with director Zack Synder filming at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan, Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific.

Ben Affleck will appear in the film as Batman, while Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman. Amy Adams will be returning as Lois Lane and fellow Man Of Steel cast members Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne have officially signed up to reprise their roles too.

The movie also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

It was revealed earlier this year that Batman Vs Superman has been delayed by 10 months and will now open on May 6, 2016 to “allow the filmmakers time to realise fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”. The film was originally slated for a summer 2015 release.