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

The highly anticipated sequel to 'Man of Steel' has been titled 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice' by Warner Brothers

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Superman actor Henry Cavill

Henry Cavil

Warner Bros have announced the official title 'Batman VS 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 reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck making his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Although plot details are yet to be released, the Zack Snyder-directed picture welcomes the return of Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from 'Man Of Steel' and adds Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons will plays Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred, with 'Fast Five' actress Gal Gadot taking on the role of Wonder Woman.

'The Piano' star Holly Hunter has also been announced with the cast in an unspecified role.

According to Deadline, principal photography has started on the franchise's super-hero team-up movie - written by Chris Terrio and produced Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder.

'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' will shoot at the Michigan Motion Picture Studio as well as various locations in and around Detroit, Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific.

The movie is scheduled for release on the 6 May 2016.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 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…

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