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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Film information

Directed by

Zack Snyder

Produced by

Charles Roven
Deborah Snyder

Written by

Chris Terrio
David S. Goyer

Music by

Hans Zimmer

Cinematography

Larry Fong

Studio

DC Entertainment
Atlas Entertainment
Cruel and Unusual Films

Distributed by

Warner Bros. Pictures

Release Date(s)

March 25, 2016

Language

English

Budget

$200+ million[1]

Preceded by

Man of Steel

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. It is intended to be the second installment of the DC Comics' shared universe films. The film is directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. The cast includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman.

Plot[]

Eighteen months after a destructive attack by General Zod in Metropolis from Man of Steel, Superman has become a controversial figure. Daily Planet journalist Clark Kent, Superman's alter ego, has moved in with Lois Lane. Bruce Wayne, who has operated in Gotham City as the vigilante "Batman" for nearly two decades, sees Superman as a potential threat to humanity. After learning of Batman's activities, Superman also views him as a threat, and seeks to stop him via the Daily Planet articles authored by him as Kent.

Wayne learns that Russian weapon-trafficker Anatoli Knyazev has been contacting LexCorp's mogul Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, Luthor tries to convince Senator June Finch to allow him to import kryptonite retrieved from the Indian Ocean following the results of Zod's terraforming attempt, claiming to use it as a "deterrent" against Kryptonians, but she denies the request. He also makes side dealings with Finch's subordinate and demands access to Zod's body and the Kryptonian scout ship.

Wayne attends Luthor's party at LexCorp, where he meets mysterious antiques dealer Diana Prince, and retrieves data from the company's mainframe. While decrypting the drive at the Batcave, Wayne has a dream of a post-apocalyptic world, where he leads a group of rebels against Superman. He is snapped out of the dream by the Flash, who warns him of Lane's crucial role in the distant future, and urges him to find "the others". Wayne realizes that Luthor is not only experimenting with kryptonite, but also investigating metahumans. One of them is Prince herself, who is an immortal warrior. Wayne admits to Alfred Pennyworth that he plans to steal the kryptonite to weaponize it, should it become necessary to fight Superman.

Luthor orchestrates a bombing at a congressional hearing where Finch is questioning Superman on the validity of his actions, which have resulted in deaths of civilians. The bomb kills dozens of people, including Finch. Frustrated with failing to save people, Superman goes into self-imposed exile. Batman breaks into LexCorp and steals the kryptonite, planning to use it to battle Superman by building a powered exoskeleton, and creating a kryptonite grenade launcher and a kryptonite-tipped spear. Meanwhile, Luthor enters the Kryptonian ship and learns of its functions, as well as recorded alien worlds.

Luthor kidnaps Martha Kent, Clark's adoptive mother. He reveals that he has manipulated Superman and Batman by fueling their animosity of each other. Luthor demands Superman fight and kill Batman in exchange for Martha's life. Superman tries to reason with Batman, but Batman instigates a fight and ultimately gains the upper hand thanks to the kryptonite grenades. Before Batman can kill Superman with the spear, Superman urges Batman to "save Martha", whose name is also shared with Wayne's late mother. Lane arrives and explains the situation, convincing Batman that Superman is not a threat. Upon learning of Luthor's plan, Batman leaves to rescue Martha, while Superman confronts Luthor on the scout ship.

Luthor executes his backup plan, unleashing a genetically-engineered monster with DNA from Zod's body and his own. However, Diana Prince arrives unexpectedly. Revealing her metahuman nature, she joins forces with them to fight the creature. They are soon outmatched by its power, as it is can absorb and redirect energy. Realizing that it is vulnerable to kryptonite, Superman retrieves the kryptonite spear and attacks the monster. With Batman and Prince's help distracting it, Superman impales the creature. As it dies, the creature stabs and kills Superman with one of its bone protrusions.

Luthor is arrested, and while confronted by Batman he gloats that Superman's death has made the world vulnerable to powerful alien threats. A memorial is held for Superman in Metropolis. Clark is also declared dead and Wayne, Lane, Martha, and Prince attend a private funeral for him in Smallville. Martha gives an envelope to Lane which contains an engagement ring from Clark. After the funeral, Wayne reveals to Prince that he plans to form a team of metahumans, starting with the ones from Luthor's files, to help protect the world in Superman's absence. After they leave, a faint heartbeat echoes from Clark's coffin and the dirt around it begins to levitate.

Cast[]

  • Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman: a multi-billionaire industrialist from Gotham City who is secretly a costumed crime-fighting vigilante.[2]
  • Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman:[3] a Kryptonian sent by his parents to Earth as an infant to escape the destruction of his home planet, who now serves as a reporter for the Daily Planet and the super-powered protector of Metropolis.[4][5]
  • Amy Adams as Lois Lane: a reporter for the Daily Planet and love interest of Clark Kent.[4]
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: a complicated and sophisticated businessman who is fixated on defeating Superman.[6]
  • Laurence Fishburne as Perry White: the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet and the boss of both Clark and Lois.[4]
  • Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth: Bruce Wayne's butler, best friend, and mentor.[6]
  • Holly Hunter as a US Senator.[7]
  • Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman:[8] an Amazon princess and demigoddess daughter of Zeus.[9]

Tao Okamoto was cast as Lex Luthor's assistant Mercy Graves.[10] Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa were cast as Victor Stone / Cyborg and Arthur Curry / Aquaman respectively, in what's expected to be minor roles.[11][12][13] Christina Wren and Harry Lennix will reprise their roles as Major Carrie Farris and General Swanwick, respectively.[14][15] Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey, and Jena Malone have been cast in unspecified roles.[7][16][17][18] Senator Patrick Leahy will also make an appearance.[19]

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