Henry Cavill: ‘Batman v Superman’ Won’t Be Split Into Two Films

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An Internet rumor that spread last week about Warner Bros. splitting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” into two films turned out to be false. Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, confirmed over the weekend to Variety that the tentpole sequel directed by Zack Snyder will be released as one film.

Cavill added that Ben Affleck makes a “great” Batman. But he said he wasn’t injured in any of their fight scenes. “Are you kidding?” Cavill joked at the BAFTA tea at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. “I’m the Man of Steel.”

When asked if “Batman v Superman” would be more epic than Marvel’s “The Avengers,” he replied: “You’ll see.”

“Batman v Superman” is scheduled to open on March 25, 2016.

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  1. cadavra says:

    Let’s remember: the splitting-in-two phenomenon is based on trying to squeeze a few extra bucks out of book adaptations that have a definite finale (HARRY POTTER, HUNGER GAMES, etc.). Warners can keep making Batman and Superman pictures ad infinitum, so there’s no need to do a split here.

    • JimmyConner says:

      Super Man: The Movie and Superman 2, Kill Bill, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End were all filmed as one and split into two films, not to mention the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, the 3 sequels to Avatar, the upcoming Skyline sequels all being filmed back to back, I think you’ll find more films that aren’t book adaptations get split down into two or more films

      • cadavra says:

        I didn’t say it never happens. I said it wasn’t necessary. (BTW, there’s a big difference between shooting two distinct films back-to-back and shooting what is ostensibly one film and then post facto deciding to split it in two.)

  2. mary says:

    I was expecting Henry to lol and say “Affleck hurt me? Yeah right. “

  3. Nick Turner says:

    Splitting properties offering adequate fodder for a single feature into two or more movies is the studios latest attempt to capitalize on prepromoted titles. Bad enough the extra on-screen hours result in thin gruel plot-wise. Converting The Hobbit into a bloated and graphically ultra-violent Lord of the Rings II, was a massive blunder creatively. While financially successful (due primarily to the directorial genius of Peter Jackson) thus encouraging more of the same, the strategy utterly destroyed the exquisitely delicate tone of Tolkien’s lovely, almost whimsical introduction to the gentle world of Middle Earth.

  4. PETER JAY says:

    Give it and them a chance. Who’s directing?

  5. Stephen says:

    This is going to be the most epic, coolest trailer… for a gigantic turd.

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