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Batman vs Superman may be one of the most highly anticipated movies of all time, bringing together two of the most iconic characters to face off against in each other - and the details leaking out of this movie are piling up.

Let's take a look at what we know, but watch out, if you want to see this movie completely fresh, the rest of this article may contain spoilers!

Batman vs Superman Plot SPOILERS

One of the first details to emerge from this movie, was the well known image of Batman in a traditional looking Batsuit, which it is being reported may well have the famous grey-black coloring and yellow belt.

And if it wasn't immediately clear, this movie would see an older Bruce Wayne / Batman that we've had in previous movies. According to unconfirmed leaks, Superman is viewed with suspicion due to the events of [Man of Steel](movie:15593). He saved Earth from General Zod, but it was his presence that endangered the planet in the first place.

Aging Batman vs Disgraced Superman?

And, it seems, those events have come to the attention of Bruce Wayne, too. Batman has been retired now for some time, and most people believe he is little more than an urban myth. But if Batman is aging, that doesn't mean he is powerless, as the 20 second teaser video for [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) at Comic Con 2014 showed (while at the same time confirming this movie would draw heavily from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns):

Batman in heavy armor in Batman vs Superman!
Batman in heavy armor in Batman vs Superman!

It is still not exactly clear how or why Batman and Superman's relationship will become so fraught that they come to blows, but it would be surprising if Lex Luthor didn't have something to do with it.

The most plausible reports we have heard so far of the involvement of Superman's nemesis in this movie have his company LexCorp having got hold of the corpse of General Zod and the gathering debris from the World Engine in order to synthesize Kryptonite - something Batman may need to get his hands on if he wants to have a chance of getting the better of the Man of Steel.

Doomsday = Dawn of Justice?

What exactly Lex Luthor is doing with General Zod's corpse is not exactly clear, but, he may well be creating something so powerful he may not be able to keep control of it for long - Doomsday.

Doomsday is one of the most powerful villains of all time, traditionally created in the depths of ancient Krypton. Could he be the reason for finally uniting Batman and Superman, as well as bringing the other members of the Justice League out into the open, such as Gal Gadot's [Wonder Woman](movie:45787) and Jason Momoa's Aquaman?

This is all only a theory at this stage, and we will have to wait and see how it all pans out, but what do you think - could this be the plot of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice? Write in with your thoughts below the line!


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