This is some exciting news for DC Comics fans in Fresno and all over the world today as, after months of news and speculation, the official title for the 2016 sequel to Zack Synder's Man of Steel has finally been revealed. The film will be called...Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The studio even launched the official website for the film featuring the official logo artwork, which you can view here.
As stated by SuperHeroHype.Com, the film is now entering principal photography at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.
The film, based on the popular superhero characters published by DC Comics, stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel to reprise their roles as Lois Lane, Perry White and Martha Kent, respectively. Also starring in the film are Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto have also been cast in unspecified roles, while Ray Fisher had been cast as Victor Stone/Cyborg.
The film is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
The new title reflects that while the primary focus of the film will likely remain on the two lead protagonists, the story will also serve as a precursor to a long-rumored Justice League of America film that Warner Bros. wishes to release as competition to Marvel Studio's massive success with The Avengers. However, unlike Marvel's strategy of introducing each member of the iconic superhero team in their own film, the strategy instead seems to introduce several of the characters collectively before an official Justice League film is released.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently slated for release on May 6, 2016.