We’ve known for a while that next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice would closely connect to 2013’s Man of Steel. That notion was further confirmed in the film’s two teaser trailers which feature Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne in Metropolis during Superman’s destructive battle with General Zod. In fact, it is Bruce’s eye witness account of all the collateral damage caused by that fight that inspires him to take down the Kryptonian.
What we didn’t know is that the Metropolis sequence shown in the trailers will actually serve as an extended “prologue” to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reportedly takes place 18 months after the events in Man of Steel. Star Henry Cavill revealed this little tidbit in a recent interview, saying:
Not only will Dawn Of Justice be the first ever Hollywood blockbuster to feature both the Caped Crusader and the Last Son of Krypton, it will also be the first time movie fans unfamiliar with the comics see two of the most well-known superheroes in the world go toe-to-toe. Ben Affleck expanded on why Batman feels the need to quarrel with Supes.
Man Of Steel may have its detractors, but Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will at least give movie-goers something they’ve never seen before. Whether or not it will actually work remains to be seen.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is due out on March 25, 2016.
Source: Total Film