DC Comics has been carefully prepping its upcoming Batman/Superman movie and today (May 21), they just dropped a bombshell announcement.
The official collaboration movie title will know will be known as Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the new logo has also been unveiled.
Warner Bros’ sequel to Man Of Steel now has a title, and it looks like it sets up the franchise’s plans to expand the DC Comics universe to the Justice League.
Snyder will take the directing reins on Justice League after helming this latest film in the superhero series. No release date for that one has been set, but for aching DC Comics fans today’s news and finally seeing “Justice” in a Warners-DC tentpole title must really press all the right buttons.
It’s taken a long time for the studio and DC to get their acts together on a unified franchise pic a la Disney with Marvel’s Avengers-centered pics that have dominated the tentpole landscape since launching Iron Man in 2008.
Dawn Of Justice will shoot at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, as well as in Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific, Warners said today.
Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the Man of Steel and Ben Affleck has been recently revealed as the new Dark Knight. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will also star Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman), Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter.
Ray Allen will also serve as one of the primary antagonists as a cyborg who most likely will peddle more kryptonite than Lexcorp’s basement.
Check the gallery for all the images we’ve been privy to witness thus far. Do you think it will be able to compete with the recent rush of Marvel cross-level flicks?
Photos: Twitter, Warner Bros.