'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Premiere Date: Movie Release Coming March 2016, New Cast Rumors

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By Max Bonto , Christian Post Contributor
August 28, 2014|7:24 am

A sequel to "Man of Steel" is now looking to premiere on March 25, 2016 and will feature the rivalry between Batman and Superman. The film will be titled "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and will take place after the events of the Kryptonian attack on Metropolis which killed thousands of people.

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In the film, Batman who will be played by Ben Affleck holds Superman (Henry Cavill) accountable for the attack which destroyed the city. Along the way, the two heroes will form the partnership which will eventually create the Justice League.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Amy Adams will return to play as Lois Lane, while new characters will be introduced in the film. Gal Gadot will play as Princess Diana (Wonder Woman) and Jesse Eisenberg will be playing as Superman's greatest enemy Lex Luthor.

Comic book superhero movies are now a phenomenon with Marvel's move on the "Iron Man" series or the "Avengers." DC Comics is trying to catch up with their own releases of comic book adaptations, one of which includes Superman and Batman.

Batman movies have been a standard comic book adaptations with various versions getting a release throughout the years. However, none have been more striking and more appealing than Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" series starting in 2005, which ended with "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012.

Superman movies have also been a staple with numerous adaptations throughout the years but the Superman film of 2013 titled "Man of Steel" is looking to renew the franchise to pave the way for a Justice League movie.

 

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