Superhero mash-up movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill arrives next month
A new international trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been released by Warner Bros., and it features a few glimpses of previously unseen footage.
The so-called “superhero mash-up movie” is set to open in cinemas worldwide on March 25. Director Zack Snyder has explained that the beginning of the film is weighted more heavily towards Ben Affleck’s Batman than Henry Cavill’s Superman, but “evens back out” as the narrative progresses.
Meanwhile, Cavill recently confirmed that the film isn’t conceived as a sequel to 2013’s Superman reboot Man Of Steel, but is “more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel“.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Holly Hunter as a US Senator, Jeremy Irons as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred, Laurence Fishburne as newspaper editor Perry White and Diane Lane as Superman’s adoptive mother Martha Kent.
The plot synopsis for the film teases: “At long last, see Batman and Superman square off against each other in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, an epic superhero showdown which will change both their lives forever.
“Clark Kent doesn’t trust Gotham’s mysterious masked vigilante. Bruce Wayne doesn’t trust the alien who nearly destroyed Metropolis. And Lex Luthor, who hates Superman more than anyone, is manipulating both of them for his own twisted ends.”
Meanwhile, it has recently been reported that Affleck is to direct, co-write and star in a stand-alone Batman film set for release at some point in 2018.