First Look at Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Dawn of Justice’

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Warner Bros. has revealed the first official photo of Henry Cavill in costume as Superman for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and it’s a suitably atmospheric shot — the darkness of which seems to hint that the Kryptonian is standing in Batman’s (Ben Affleck) Gotham City rather than his own Metropolis.

USA Today unveiled the image of Cavill alongside an interview with director Zack Snyder, who already gave fans a glimpse of Ben Affleck in costume as Batman back in May. The photo comes days after we got our first look at Cavill in costume as Superman’s alter-ego, Clark Kent.

As well as introducing Superman to his iconic nemesis, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), this will be the first big screen meeting of Superman and Batman, although the two have appeared together in numerous comics and TV shows over the years. Much has been made of the “v” in the film’s title, hinting that the two heroes will — in comics tradition — do battle, but Snyder told USA Today that using a “v” as opposed to “vs.” is designed “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.” Interpret that how you will.

As for rebooting Batman so close to the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Snyder admitted, “I was in no rush to put Batman in the movie, but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in.”

“Dawn of Justice” will see an older version of the Caped Crusader than movie fans are used to, because, Snyder reasoned, “it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”

“Dawn of Justice” will also feature appearances from other DC Comics superheroes including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), setting the pieces in place for a long-mooted Justice League movie.

For Snyder’s full interview, visit USA Today.

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  1. Fre says:

    Last Superman film left me….. meh.
    Affleck cast as Batman is quite the turn ‘off’
    Snyder’s style I like yet, his last effort left me flat, thinking a ‘fresh’ input would be better.

    Added up… not particularly excited about this and, have a feeling it’s going to fall a bit flat.
    Possibly harm this DC effort with all the missteps, making it look like a ‘Marvel wannabe’ left in the wake.

  2. mike harris says:

    I have long time wondered as to whether the ‘V’ is like the English legal v, as – Smith v Jones. where the V is actually stands for AND so ‘Batman and Superman’. Conflict would be short lived, so perhaps, as the film is more about establishing a new Batman, the conflict will be about Batman’s somewhat liberal interpretation of what Justice is. Mostly because, given Man of Steels ending, the rod may be firmly in place up Superman’s back.

  3. Lorinda says:

    Does anyone know release date?

  4. occultology says:

    Kryptonite v Guano.

  5. zryson says:

    The new costume is just different enough to separate it from the costume used in Man of Steel.


    What a mess. Hopefully it has a grain of intelligence, unlike the last one.

  7. Reblogged this on I'm a Lady Butterfly and a little devil and commented:
    Superman? ^^

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