Striking New Batman v Superman Image Released, Ben Affleck Discusses Character

With Deadpool now in cinemas, 2016’s wave of superhero movies has begun. Next up is DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which arrives next month. A striking new image from the film has been tweeted by the film’s official account–check it out below:

The bat is dead. Bury it. #BatmanvSuperman pic.twitter.com/Test8BO4ZB

— Batman v Superman (@BatmanvSuperman) February 15, 2016

Batman actor Ben Affleck appeared on the NBA All-Star Game Pre-Show this week to promote the movie, and explained what set him apart from previous screen versions of the character. “He’s a little over the hill–broken,” he said, via Comicbook.com. “He’s kind of given up. And when Superman shows up he’s like so powerful that he threatens everything that Batman kind of believes in, and it leads to this conflict.

“So it wasn’t like I had to play Batman in his prime, so that was at least the excuse that I told myself!”

Dawn of Justice will be the second film in the DC cinematic universe, following 2013’s Man of Steel. Suicide Squad will follow in August, and a whole slate of connected superhero movies are planned through to 2020, including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the Justice League.

The film opens on March 24, 2016. It is directed by Zack Snyder and also stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne.

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