Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Directed byZack Snyder
Produced byCharles Roven
Deborah Snyder
Screenplay byDavid S. Goyer
Chris Terrio
Story byDavid S. Goyer
Zack Snyder
Based onCharacters published
by DC Comics
Starring
Music byHans Zimmer
Junkie XL
CinematographyLarry Fong
Production
company
Dune Entertainment
DC Entertainment
Syncopy Films
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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.[1]

The movie is the sequel to 2013's Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe.[2][3][4] The movie was directed by Zack Snyder. It was written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.

Synopsis[change | change source]

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.[5]

Cast[change | change source]

Additionally, Tao Okamoto plays Mercy Graves, Luthor's assistant.[18] 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[19] Patrick Wilson plays the President of the United States. Callan Mulvey plays Anatoli Knyazev.[13] Michael Cassidy plays Jimmy Olsen.[20] Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan play Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce Wayne's deceased parents.[21][22] Robin Atkin Downes voices Doomsday.[23] Repeating their roles from Man of Steel are Harry Lennix as Secretary Calvin Swanwick,[24] Christina Wren as Major Carrie Farris,[25] Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Carla Gugino as the Kryptonian A.I. Kelor.[26]

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.[27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34] Senator Patrick Leahy makes a cameo appearances as himself.[35] 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.[36][37][38]

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Belgium 23 March 2016
 Spain 23 March 2016
 Finland 23 March 2016
 France 23 March 2016
 Indonesia 23 March 2016
 Iceland 23 March 2016
 Italy 23 March 2016
 Kuwait 23 March 2016
 Norway 23 March 2016
 Sweden 23 March 2016
 Tunisia 23 March 2016
 United Arab Emirates 24 March 2016
 Albania 24 March 2016
 Armenia 24 March 2016
 Argentina 24 March 2016
 Australia 24 March 2016
 Azerbaijan 24 March 2016
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 March 2016
 Bolivia 24 March 2016
 Brazil 24 March 2016
 Chile 24 March 2016
 Colombia 24 March 2016
 Cyprus 24 March 2016
 Czech Republic 24 March 2016
 Germany 24 March 2016
 Denmark 24 March 2016
 Algeria 24 March 2016
 Georgia 24 March 2016
 Greece 24 March 2016
 Hong Kong 24 March 2016
 Hungary 24 March 2016
 Israel 24 March 2016
 Iraq 24 March 2016
 South Korea 24 March 2016
 Kazakhstan 24 March 2016
 Lebanon 24 March 2016
 North Macedonia 24 March 2016
 Mexico 24 March 2016
 Netherlands 24 March 2016
 New Zealand 24 March 2016
 Panama 24 March 2016
 Peru 24 March 2016
 Puerto Rico 24 March 2016
 Portugal 24 March 2016
 Serbia 24 March 2016
 Russia 24 March 2016
 Singapore 24 March 2016
 Slovenia 24 March 2016
 Slovakia 24 March 2016
 Thailand 24 March 2016
 Ukraine 24 March 2016
 Uruguay 24 March 2016
 South Africa 24 March 2016
 Austria 25 March 2016
 Bangladesh 25 March 2016
 Bulgaria 25 March 2016
 Canada 25 March 2016
 China 25 March 2016
 Cyprus 25 March 2016
 Estonia 25 March 2016
 United Kingdom 25 March 2016
 Croatia 25 March 2016
 Ireland 25 March 2016
 India 25 March 2016
 Japan 25 March 2016
 Cambodia 25 March 2016
 Lithuania 25 March 2016
 Latvia 25 March 2016
 Malaysia 25 March 2016
 Pakistan 25 March 2016
 Romania 25 March 2016
 Turkey 25 March 2016
 Taiwan 25 March 2016
 United States 25 March 2016
 Venezuela 25 March 2016
 Vietnam 25 March 2016
 Philippines 26 March 2016
 Myanmar 1 April 2016
 Poland 1 April 2016

Background[change | change source]

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.[8][39] Snyder said that the movie would take inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns.[40] In August 2013, Ben Affleck was announced to be playing Batman.[41] Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in December 2013.[42] Later in December, Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio was hired to rewrite the script, due to Goyer's commitments in other projects.[43]

In January 2014, it was announced that the movie had been delayed from its original July 17, 2015 release date to May 6, 2016,[44] and in May 2014, the movie's title was revealed to be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.[45] The date was moved again to March 25, 2016.[46]

Pre-production began at East Los Angeles College in October 2013, with principal photography starting in May 2014 in Detroit, Michigan and in Chicago, Illinois.

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.[47]

Filming[change | change source]

Filming began in 2013. Shooting locations were in Detroit, Michigan, Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois.

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