Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) share the screen in this Warner Bros./DC Entertainment co-production penned by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio, and directed by Zack Snyder. Amy Adams and Diane Lane return as Lois Lane and Martha Kent, respectively.

The idea of a Batman/Superman movie has been around so long that it was even made into an Easter Egg gag in the Will Smith action movie I Am Legend – the film jokingly dated for release only after the Earth had been devastated by an apocalyptic plague. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait for the end of the world to finally see the movie, as Zack Snyder will be delivering Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016

Batman Begins reinvigorated comic-book adaptations. With Christian Bale in the title role and Christopher Nolan behind the wheel, the 2005 Batman reboot would spawn two sequels — The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — and reignite the contemporary superhero franchise craze, as well as earning Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar. One of those reinvigorated franchises is Man of Steel, the 2013 Superman adaptation that stars Henry Cavill in its title role and marks DC Comics’ answer to the expanded Marvel universe. It’ll take DC a bit of time to catch up to the significant head start Marvel has made, but it’s moving ahead with Warner Bros. Studios: Two more titles will be added to its roster this year, Suicide Squad and the Man of Steel follow-up, Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Given that the last Dark Knight film premiered in 2012,

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