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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • 2016
  • US
  • 151 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and fearful way it feels entirely relevant.

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Batman v Superman: the movie smackdown

23 Mar 2016

Two heroes (and 13 films) collide – who wins? We decide!

This Friday sees the release of Zack Snyder's long-awaited clash between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it's unclear whether Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent will emerge victorious, we've decided to take a…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

22 Mar 20163 stars

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill fight it out in a battle of the titans

With a title promising the movie matchup to end them all, Batman v Superman not only serves as a face-off between two giants of the superhero world, but as an introduction to a new incarnation of the former. Step forward Ben Affleck; so stocky he’s…

Ezra Miller's Flash to cameo in Batman V Superman

7 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Ezra Miller will make a brief appearance in 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' as The Flash. The 23-year-old actor will portray the superhero - who is also known as Barry Allen and is the fastest man alive - in the forthcoming 'Justice League…

Superman unmasks Batman in new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

1 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Superman unmasks Batman in a new trailer for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The clip - which is 50 seconds long - was aired during an advertising break for TV series 'Gotham' on Monday night (30.11.15) and in it The Caped Crusader (Ben…

Ben Affleck feeling 'pressure' for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

25 Nov 2015

Film gossip

Ben Affleck is feeling a "ton of pressure" for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The 43-year-old actor - who is starring as Batman in the highly-anticipated film opposite Henry Cavill's Superman - admits he is nervous about its success. He…

Gal Gadot: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was like working with the CIA

8 Nov 2015

Film gossip

Gal Gadot felt like she was "working with the CIA" during the making of in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The 30-year-old actress has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman in the much-anticipated new movie, and she's admitted the casting…

Ben Affleck: Batman offer surprised me

1 Nov 2015

Film gossip

Ben Affleck was "surprised" to be offered the role of Batman. The 43-year-old star has taken over the iconic role from Christian Bale, but conceded he was shocked to be asked to play the part by director Zack Synder. He shared: "I was very…

Henry Cavill backs Ben Affleck as Batman

30 Oct 2015

Film gossip

Henry Cavill thinks Ben Affleck has done "an absolutely fantastic job" as Batman. The decision to cast the 43-year-old star in the iconic role was roundly criticised when the news was first announced, but Henry - who appears opposite Ben in 'Batman v…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer leaks online

17 Apr 2015

Trailer for Warner Bros' prestige picture leaked online in cameraphone footage

It would take a man with nerves of steel to release a film trailer mere hours after THAT one made its debut. Unfortunately for Warner Bros, someone seems to have concealed their cameraphone at a secret screening of the trailer for next year's Zack…

Jesse Eisenberg looks terrifying as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

25 Mar 2015

First image of actor as evil genius is far more intimidating than Hackman or Spacey ever were

We've all met Ben Affleck as Sad Batman already, and we know Henry Cavill as Superman took the whole 'man of steel' thing quite seriously. But for those who have been waiting and wondering what kind of Lex Luthor we're getting our of Jesse Eisenberg…

Henry Cavill wants to play Superman for 'years'

19 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Henry Cavill wants to play Superman for "many years to come". The 31-year-old actor will don the famous red cape for a second time in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' - the sequel to 'Man of Steel' - and he insists he has no intention of walking…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 'will not be released as two films'

12 Jan 2015

Film gossip

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will not be released as two separate films. Henry Cavill, who is playing the role of Superman in the much-anticipated movie that will also feature Ben Affleck, has moved to dismiss claims the film will be released…

Amy Adams: Lois Lane is on a new journey

9 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Amy Adams is enjoying taking Lois Lane on a "fun new journey". The 40-year-old actress is reprising her role as the Daily Planet reporter in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' - the sequel to Superman film 'Man of Steel'. It is the first time…

Amy Adams: Don't expect catfight in Batman V Superman

15 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Amy Adams says fans shouldn't expect a catfight between Lois Lane and Wonder Woman in 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The actress will reprise the character of Lois after assuming the role in 2013's 'Man of Steel', but insists there won't be…

Jena Malone lands Batman v Superman role

20 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Jena Malone is set for a "mystery role" in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, several sources have confirmed the 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' actress will appear in the superhero movie and while it is not known…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won't be another Daredevil, says Ben Affleck

7 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Ben Affleck insists 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will not be another 'Daredevil'. The 42-year-old, who is preparing to play the iconic role, has promised fans that the eagerly-awaited superhero film will not be a repeat of 20th Century Fox's…

Michael Caine: Affleck will be great as Batman

2 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Sir Michael Caine thinks Ben Affleck will do "very well" playing Batman. The 81-year-old actor - who portrayed butler Alfred Pennyworth opposite Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy - is sure Affleck will do The Caped Crusader…

Ben Affleck's Batman 'heavily influenced' by Dark Knight Returns

30 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Ben Affleck's Batman will be "heavily influenced" by Frank Miller's 'The Dark Knight Returns'. The 42-year-old actor - who has assumed the role from Christian Bale - will appear alongside Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and he's…

Ben Affleck hoping for Batman education

15 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Ben Affleck hopes starring in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be "an education". The 42-year-old actor was a controversial choice to appear as the Caped Crusader in the sequel to 2013's 'Man of Steel', but he is hoping to learn a lot from…

Zack Snyder unveils Batmobile

11 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Zack Snyder has unveiled the Batmobile from 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The 48-year-old director has posted a photo of Batman's vehicle on his Twitter page for fans to see. The car - which will be driven by Ben Affleck in the role as The…

Jesse Eisenberg to play 'complicated' Lex Luther character

2 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Jesse Eisenberg says he will portray a "complicated" Lex Luther in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. Eisenberg has been cast in the role of the main villain in the eagerly-awaited new flick, which will see Batman - played by Ben Affleck - and…

Batman V Superman moves release date

7 Aug 2014

Film gossip

Warner Bros. has decided to change the release date of the eagerly-awaited 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The decision to move the date of the much-hyped flick - starring Ben Affleck - to March 25, 2016, means that the studio has avoided…

Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play Batman

25 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play Batman. The 'Sherlock' star admitted he'd love to take on the part of the classic comicbook character despite the role in the upcoming superhero movies 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' and 'The Justice League…

Amy Adams hits gym for Batman v Superman

16 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Amy Adams has been hitting the gym for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The 'Man of Steel' actress has been working out regularly to ensure she is in excellent shape when appearing opposite Hollywood hunks Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck - who play…

Stan Lee wants Batman v Superman cameo

14 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Stan Lee thinks he should be offered a cameo in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics has joked that rivals DC Comics should ask him to make an appearance in their upcoming sequel in a bid to make it…

Daniel Radcliffe wants to play Robin

23 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Daniel Radcliffe wants to play Batman's sidekick Robin. The 'Harry Potter' star believes he would be the "perfect" choice to take on the role of the superhero sidekick in the rumoured upcoming 'Batman' reboot starring Ben Affleck. When asked…

Ben Affleck to get standalone Batman movie?

20 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Ben Affleck could star in his own standalone 'Batman' movie. The 'Argo' actor has reportedly landed his own solo outing set for 2019, which Warner Bros. is lining up to follow on from 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' in 2016 and 'The Justice…

Jason Momoa to play Aquaman

17 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The 'Game of Thrones' actor has reportedly signed up for the role of the aquatic superhero in the upcoming film based on characters from DC Comics, according to…

Warner Bros announce 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

22 May 2014

Film gossip

Warner Bros have announced the official title 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' for their latest DC Comics blockbuster. Filming has begun on the latest instalment of the action adventure - a follow-up to 2013's 'Man of Steel' - with Henry Cavil…

Ray Fisher to star in Batman-Superman

25 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Ray Fisher has been cast in the Batman-Superman movie. The stage star has been tapped to take on the role of Cyborg opposite Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the as yet untitled superhero team-up flick. The part of Cyborg, a member of the Justice…

Holly Hunter and Callan Mulvey join Batman vs Superman

4 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Holly Hunter and Callan Mulvey are joining Zack Snyder's Batman vs Superman movie. 'Paradise' star Hunter impressed director Snyder who is working on the sequel to 2013 blockbuster 'Man of Steel' and although the role is yet to be named he claims it…

Marvel to 'explode' Superman and Batman universes

6 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Zack Snyder says the 'Man of Steel' sequel "explodes" the Superman and Batman universes. The 48-year-old star - who is helming the follow-up to 2013's adventure - is excited about letting the iconic superheroes "lose" in the forthcoming film and is…

Michael Wilkinson scared to create Wonder Woman outfit

4 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Michael Wilkinson is thrilled but scared about designing the perfect Wonder Woman outfit. The famed designer is working on a costume for the 'Man of Steel' sequel - tipped as 'Batman vs Superman' - and claims his extensive research into the character…

Gary Oldman: Affleck doesn't need tips to play Batman

6 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Gary Oldman says Ben Affleck doesn't need any advice to play Batman. The 55-year-old actor - who portrayed police office James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy - insists Affleck will be fine when it takes on the Role of The Caped Crusader…

Colin Farrell: 'Ben Affleck will kill it as Batman'

27 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Colin Farrell hopes Ben Affleck will "kill it" as Batman. The 37-year-old actor is backing the 41-year-old star who has been cast in 2016's 'Man of Steel' sequel and thinks he will do a great job in Warner Bros.' upcoming movie, alongside hunk Henry…

Gal Gadot signs for three Wonder Woman films

23 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Gal Gadot has been signed to appear as Wonder Woman in three films. The 'Fast & Furious' star, who will take on the part in Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel, admits she's contracted to reprise the role of the superhero on multiple…

Ben Affleck Batsuit is 'unbelievably cool'

21 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Jennifer Garner says Ben Affleck's Batman costume is "unbelievably cool". The 'Dallas Buyers Club' star has revealed she has seen the Batsuit her husband will be sporting in 2016's 'Man of Steel' sequel, in which he will play Batman, and thinks it is…

Batman Vs Superman delayed until 2016

20 Jan 2014

Film gossip

'Batman Vs Superman' has been delayed until 2016. The release date for the superhero blockbuster, which will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman alongside Ben Affleck as Batman, has been pushed back by 10 months to allow filmmakers time to…

Gal Gadot's intense training for Wonder Woman

27 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Actress Gal Gadot is learning Kung Fu and kickboxing in preparation for her role as Wonder Woman. The 'Fast & Furious' star, who will take on the part in Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel, has also been practising how to use swords and…

Lynda Carter: Gal Gadot should have 'fun' as Wonder Woman

23 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Lynda Carter wants Gal Gadot to have "fun "playing Wonder Woman. The 62-year-old actress - who played the superheroine in the famed 'Wonder Woman' TV series from 1975 to 1979 - has given the 'Fast & Furious' actress her blessing ahead of her role in…

Man of Steel producer: Wonder Woman will be 'strong'

23 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Wonder Woman will be "strong" and "empowered" in the 'Man of Steel' sequel. Producer Wesley Coller has revealed his intentions to make the superheroine - to be played by Gal Gadot - an inspirational figure for young girls as his daughter is a big fan…

Joaquin Phoenix for Man of Steel sequel?

19 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Joaquin Phoenix is being eyed to play the main villain in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel. Warner Bros. is keen to work with the Oscar-nominated 'Her' actor again on its huge summer blockbuster - which will star Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben…

Jason Momoa for Batman vs Superman film?

10 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Jason Momoa is in talks to join the upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel. The burly 'Game of Thrones' star is in negotiations for an unspecified role in the superhero blockbuster, which will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman alongside Ben…

Amy Adams doesn't want Lois Lane love triangle

9 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Amy Adams doesn't want Lois Lane caught up in a love triangle. The 39-year-old actress - who plays the love interest of Superman - doesn't want any rivalry to go on between Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in the 'Man of Steel' sequel and would prefer them…

Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Superman film

5 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the 'Man of Steel' sequel. The Israeli-born actress - best known for her role as Gisele in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise - has won the coveted superheroine role in Warner Bros.' upcoming Superman film…

Christian's advice on Batman role

18 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Christian Bale has given Batman successor Ben Affleck an important piece of advice. The 'Out of the Furnace' actor - who played Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy - has told Ben to make sure he goes to the toilet before putting…

Lex Luthor in Man of Steel sequel?

11 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Zack Snyder has hinted Lex Luthor may appear in the 'Man of Steel' sequel. The director has begun work on a follow-up to his hit film, which will see Henry Cavill's heroic character face off against caped crusader Batman - played by Ben Affleck - and…

Jaime Alexander hints at Wonder Woman role

5 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Jaimie Alexander has hinted that she could be set to play the role of Wonder Woman. The 'Thor: The Dark World' actress has teased the possibility of appearing as the heroine either in a stand-alone film or in the upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman…

Quentin Tarantino: Batman is not a very 'interesting' character

11 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Quentin Tarantino doesn't find Batman "interesting." The 50-year-old director thinks the famed superhero who appears in the DC Comics lacks depth, but wishes Ben Affleck luck after he was cast as the fictional character alongside Superman in the 'Man…

Ben Affleck unfazed by Batman criticsm

17 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Ben Affleck isn't fazed by criticism of his Batman casting. The 'Argo' filmmaker has developed a thick skin over time due to countless snubs from film critics, so claims to have taken the uproar over his casting as the caped crusader in Zack Snyder's…

Josh Brolin was in the running to play Batman

9 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Josh Brolin was in the running to play Batman before Ben Affleck was cast. The 'True Grit' actor was approached by director Zack Snyder about playing the iconic superhero in the 'Man of Steel' sequel, tentatively titled 'Batman vs Superman'. When…

Hans Zimmer: Ben Affleck 'great choice' for Batman

4 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Hans Zimmer approves of Ben Affleck as the new Batman in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel. The legendary music composer - who provided the score to Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, as well as the music for the recent Superman movie…

Superman vs Batman film will shoot in Detroit

30 Aug 2013

Film gossip

The 'Superman vs Batman' film will be shot in Detroit. The 'Man of Steel' sequel has been confirmed to be set in Detroit, Michigan, with the city standing in for the fictional comic book cities of Metropolis and Gotham City when filming on the…

Batman no challenge for Affleck

29 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Playing Batman won't be a challenge for Ben Affleck, according to Matt Damon. The actor has defended his friend and collaborator's casting as the caped crusader as he thinks the role is easier than some of the characters he has portrayed in recent…

Affleck started building Batcave

28 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Ben Affleck once started to build a Batcave in his house. The star - who was announced last week as the latest actor to portray the iconic superhero - was so obsessed with the character he built a replica of the entrance to the secret lair where…

Bryan Cranston to play Lex Luthor?

27 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Bryan Cranston has reportedly been cast as Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel 2'. The 'Breaking Bad' TV star will play Superman's arch nemesis in the sequel and has signed up for the long haul, with him set to play the character in at least six films based…

Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

23 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Ben Affleck is set to play Batman in the sequel to 'Man of Steel'. The Oscar-winning actor-and-director will take on the iconic caped crusader character opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the untitled Warner Bros. film, which will unite the two DC…

Bryan Cranston wants Lex Luthor role

14 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Bryan Cranston wants to play Lex Luthor in the 'Man of Steel' sequel. The 'Breaking Bad' actor would love to play the iconic arch nemesis of Superman in the comic book franchise and has told producers to "give me a call". He added to Metro US: "I…

Orlando Bloom tipped for Batman role

12 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Orlando Bloom has been tipped to play Batman in 'Batman vs. Superman'. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is reportedly the "hot favourite" to the land the superhero role in Warner Bros.' ambitious new blockbuster movie which will unite the caped…

Ryan Gosling for Batman role in Man of Steel sequel?

5 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Ryan Gosling has been tipped to play Batman in the 'Man of Steel' sequel. The 32-year-old actor is reportedly a hot contender to take on the role of caped crusader Bruce Wayne in Zach Snyder's new project, 'Batman vs. Superman'. The Hollywood…

Mark Strong for Man of Steel 2?

25 Jun 2013

Film gossip

Mark Strong is reportedly being considered to play Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel 2'. The 'Kick-Ass' actor is said to be director Zack Snyder's favourite choice for the iconic role of Superman's arch nemesis in a follow-up to the comic book movie…

David S. Goyer: I have Man of Steel sequel ideas

13 Jun 2013

Film gossip

David S. Goyer already has ideas for a 'Man of Steel' sequel. The film's screenwriter, who is reportedly contracted to write a follow-up to the highly anticipated Superman reboot, admits he has already begun brainstorming plot details for the sequel…

Man of Steel sequel in the works

11 Jun 2013

Film gossip

A 'Man of Steel' sequel is already in the works. Despite the Superman reboot only hitting cinemas this Friday (14.06.13), producers have already begun planning a follow-up film to the caped crime-fighter's adventures. According to Deadline.com…

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