Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an American superhero movie. It is based on the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It was co-produced by Dune Entertainment and Syncopy Films. It was distributed by Warner Bros.
|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice|
|Directed by||Zack Snyder|
|Produced by||Charles Roven|
|Screenplay by||David S. Goyer|
|Story by||David S. Goyer|
|Based on||Characters published|
by DC Comics
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The movie is the sequel to 2013's Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. The movie was directed by Zack Snyder. It was written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.
Gotham City's own vigilante, Batman, travels to Metropolis to take on Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked. As Batman and Superman confront one another, a new threat arrives to put mankind in greater danger than it has previously known.
- Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman: A billionaire socialite and owner of Wayne Enterprises who dedicates himself to protect Gotham City from its criminal underworld as a highly trained, masked vigilante.
- Brandon Spink as young Bruce Wayne
- Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman: A Kryptonian survivor and a journalist for the Daily Planet who uses his superhuman abilities to protect the Earth.
- Amy Adams as Lois Lane: a reporter for the Daily Planet and love interest of Clark Kent.
- Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: A sophisticated young businessman and hereditary CEO of LexCorp who is fixated on defeating who he considers as his archenemy, Superman. He is the primary antagonist of the film.
- Diane Lane as Martha Kent: Clark’s adoptive mother.
- Laurence Fishburne as Perry White: the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet and Clark and Lois' boss.
- Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth: Bruce Wayne's butler, chief of security and trusted confidant.
- Holly Hunter as Senator June Finch: a United States Senator.
- Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman: a 5,000-year-old Amazonian princess, and daughter of Zeus.
Additionally, Tao Okamoto plays Mercy Graves, Luthor's assistant. Scoot McNairy plays Wallace Keefe, an employee of Wayne Enterprises who is injured during the final events of Man of Steel and becomes a pawn in Lex's planl Patrick Wilson plays the President of the United States. Callan Mulvey plays Anatoli Knyazev. Michael Cassidy plays Jimmy Olsen. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan play Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce Wayne's deceased parents. Robin Atkin Downes voices Doomsday. Repeating their roles from Man of Steel are Harry Lennix as Secretary Calvin Swanwick, Christina Wren as Major Carrie Farris, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Carla Gugino as the Kryptonian A.I. Kelor.
Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller appear as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Arthur Curry / Aquaman and Barry Allen / The Flash respectively in cameo appearances, which will lead into their inclusion in the Justice League film. Senator Patrick Leahy makes a cameo appearances as himself. Jena Malone was cast as Barbara Gordon, but her scenes were cut from the theatrical release. They will appear in the Ultimate Edition home media release.
The success of Man of Steel made Warner Bros. plans of a cinematic universe featuring other DC Comics characters. In June 2013, it was announced that director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer would both be returning for a Man of Steel sequel, which is being fast tracked by Warner Bros. Goyer had previously signed a three-movie deal, which includes Man of Steel, its sequel, and a Justice League movie featuring Superman. The following month, Snyder confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con International that the sequel to Man of Steel would have Superman and Batman meeting for the first time in a movie.
Cavill, Adams, Lane, and Fishburne will repeat their roles. Snyder said that the movie would take inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns. In August 2013, Ben Affleck was announced to be playing Batman. Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in December 2013. Later in December, Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio was hired to rewrite the script, due to Goyer's commitments in other projects.
In January 2014, it was announced that the movie had been delayed from its original July 17, 2015 release date to May 6, 2016, and in May 2014, the movie's title was revealed to be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The date was moved again to March 25, 2016.
With a production budget of $410 million, Batman v Superman is the most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, even after adjusting for inflation.
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