'Man of Steel' Sequel Titled 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
by Ethan Anderton
May 21, 2014
We've been calling the sequel to Man of Steel by the obvious title of Batman v Superman, but since the sequel is now being shot back-to-back with Justice League, both films with director Zack Snyder at the helm, the studio wants to make sure you know that the DC Comics superhero ensemble is on the way. Production on the sequel is already underway in Detroit, Michigan, and a press release has just announced the official title is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So clearly this isn't just a Man of Steel sequel, and will put a lot of focus on setting up Justice League. Honestly, it feels a bit desperate. Read on!
For those who have been hiding under a rock, the sequel will bring back Henry Cavill as Superman and introduce Ben Affleck as Batman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fisburne and Diane Lane are all reprising their roles from Man of Steel, while new additions include Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. There have also been rumblings of Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa also has some sort of role. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on May 6th, 2016. See the first look at Batman here.