Now, if you're anything like me then you are crazed about any news about Batman v. Superman. So, I've put together a condensed version of everything that has been released to us, the public, so that if you've missed something or just want to get caught up on whats out on this movie, you can go right ahead. For people interested in the plot information, that is section 3. So without further ado, I bring you the condensed version of all of the information on Batman v. Superman:
1: Settings and Characters
We do not know much about the full plot, but we do know some locations. First of all, we know that the Batmobile will be involved.
Despite being very ambiguous, we can still see enough of it to get a feel for what it will be like. Parts of it resemble Nolan's Tumbler, although it looks very sleek, and aerodynamic. They're are rumors spreading around of having the Batmobile be able to fly, and based on it's design, that could be very possible. We have also seen some key locations, like LexCorp. Lex Luthor, played by Now You See Me's Jesse Eisenberg could be the main antagonist other than our two heroes. LexCorp looks awfully small, although most probably LexCorp will have multiple locations, and the one that was released was just a small office location.
Also released was some of the characters in the movie, as stated above. Henry Cavill will return to play the [Man of Steel](movie:15593), Ben Affleck will be the Dark Knight, Jesse Eisenburg will play Luthor, and Gal Gadot will be playing [Wonder Woman](movie:45787) (A picture of her on set is posted in the poll). Also, more recently announced, [Game of Thrones](movie:817617) Jason Momoa was confirmed to play as Aquaman, Tao Okamota will portay Lex's assistant Mercy, and Ray Fisher to play Cyborg.
With over 50% of the characters in the Justice League announced, there is a strong chance of the whole cast of the Justice League appearing in Batman v. Superman, giving us a taste in what is to come in 2017's Justice League movie. A more in depth look of the cast of [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) can be found in IMDb's movie page.
2: Production Info
Last year filming for this movie starting in October, filming a football game between Gotham City University and Metropolis State University.
Later on, the Kent's farm started construction. This year 8,500 military extras have been requested to be filmed in Detroit. Later this month, filming will start happening at the Detroit Zoo, and positions to be a walk on extra go for $3,500.
A picture was released of a statue of Superman that is fragmented and incomplete, shown below:
Reports are being released of some plot details given of the significance of this (around) 15ft statue. The setting is in Metropolis, and the mayor is giving a speech to the town, and around him are the press, citizens, and a group of kids wearing shirts saying "Superman Survivor." It was announced that in this movie, the Public sides with Batman, and given this scenario it totally makes sense. I typically dislike when reporters talk about their opinions in articles, but seeing that there are multiple pieces to this puzzle -- I will draw my conclusion: Lex Luthor attacks Superman, but to Metropolis Luthor is a business hero, so the public views Superman as the villain. In a fight, Superman accidentally destroys the city, including a school, in which after the events of the fight, the mayor gives a speech to the town officially turning the public against our man Supes, calling in the military (Where we will see the 8,500 extras?) to bring him down. Meanwhile in Gotham, Batman hears about this, goes to Metropolis to bring Kal-El down. A fight scene between the two occurs, when Superman tells Batman about Luthor, he teams up with him to then bring Lex down instead, and at the end having all of the Justice League team members appear to take on the job to find real justice; explaining to the town about Luthor's scandals, leading right into the Justice League movie.
4: Release Date
As of now, the movie is to air on May 6th, 2016, the same day as the untitled [Captain America 3](movie:994409) movie will release. This was released along with 21 other superhero/comic movies that we can expect all the way up until 2018, listed below:
Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14) - Marvel
The Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1/15) - Marvel
The Fantastic Four (6/9/15) - Marvel
Ant-Man (7/17/15) - Marvel
Captain America 3 (5/6/16) - Marvel
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice[Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870)(5/6/16) - DC
X-Men: Apocalypse (5/27/16) - Marvel
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (6/10/16) - Marvel
Shazam (Jul 2016) - DC
Untitled 2016 Marvel Movie (Dr. Strange?) (7/8/16) - Marvel
Sandman (Dec 2016) - DC
Venom (TBA 2016) - Marvel
The Wolverine 2 (3/3/17) - Marvel
Justice League (May 2017) - DC
Untitled 2017 Marvel Movie (Thor 3?) (5/5/17) - Marvel
Wonder Woman (Jul 2017) - DC
The Fantastic Four 2 (7/14/17) - Marvel
Flash and Green Lantern team-up (Dec 2017) - DC
The Sinister Six (TBA 2017) - Marvel
Man of Steel 2 (May 2018) - DC
The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (5/4/18) - Marvel
The Avengers 3 (TBA 2018) - Marvel
That is all the information scraped up about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice so far, but check back often for more information!
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