BATMAN V SUPERMAN Image Reveals Official First Look at Henry Cavill’s Return as the Man of Steel; Zack Snyder Explains Why the Title Has ‘V’ and not ‘Vs’

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Warner Bros. has released the first Batman v Superman image of Henry Cavill back in costume as the Man of Steel.  It’s a way of showing something “new” from the movie without really showing anything new, although it’s far better than the image of Cavill just standing around in normal clothes and calling him “Clark Kent”.  The Superman costume remains the same, and Cavill still fills it out well.  What’s meant to spark speculation is the context of the image, which could be a depressing indicator of the movie to come.  Frankly, it looks like Superman stumbled into Batman’s movie, and this photo could be set in Gotham, a town where the sun never shines and no one ever smiles.  I usually don’t associate “Superman” with “gloomy”, but that’s what this image is.  Maybe Warner Bros. can provide some balance by having the next official image show a confused Batman looking around a bright and sunny Metropolis.

Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman image along with director Zack Snyder‘s explanation of why the title contains a “v” rather than “vs”.  The film also stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy IronsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Image initially via Twitter/Facebook.  High-resolution via Warner Bros.

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Talking to USA Today about the film, Snyder says one of his goals is to evolve the character,  and also enjoy “the fun of trying to figure out what to put in front of him that’s difficult.”

Snyder also noted that he wasn’t in a rush to get Batman back on screen but, “on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in.”  He also provided an assurance that there’s no origin story for Batman this time around because audiences are so familiar with the character, plus “”it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”

While Snyder has shot a few scenes of Batman and Superman together, he has yet to do any with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.  “She’s working out and getting buff and ripped,” says Snyder.

batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-logoFinally, we get to one of the more confusing aspects of the movie thus far: the title.  Before the title was officially announced, many sites (ours included) referred to the movie as “Batman vs Superman”, and when that was reduced down to “Batman v Superman”, it was confusing since that abbreviation is typically used for court cases.

Snyder explained that the reason it’s “v” instead of “vs” is “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”  Yeah, that’s not how it works.  Removing the “s” doesn’t mean we’re not having a fight.  “V” is still an abbreviation for “versus”.  Additionally, it’s not subtle.  If anything, it’s more distracting because it’s a solitary and apparently ambivalent consonant just sitting in the middle of the title.

But let’s be honest.  The “v” isn’t the most important part of the title.  What’s important is that it lets us know this isn’t a new Superman movie or even a new Batman movie.  It’s a Justice League prequel.

Here’s the press note for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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  • BossHans

    Reminds me of the look from Injustice Gods Among Us. I still like it!

    • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

      It’s a hint that Superman is going to punch his pregnant wife into outer space.

      • NICK НΛRT

        matt you aren’t funny

      • DEADP00L

        I disagree!

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        You’re right. Superman punching his pregnant wife into outer space is serious business.

      • The Flobbit

        Matt, really. I get you like to make jokes and stuff, but that’s just in bad taste.

      • U R BORING

        Flobbit, really. I know you don’t like Matt, but it’s time for you to grow up. Not everything he says offends you, you just want to not like what he types.

        It’s boring. You’re boring.

      • The Flobbit

        That is not true. I enjoy many of Matt’s reviews. Sometimes he makes a funny comment here or there. Believe me, I don’t go wanting to hate everything that ANYONE types. But many times Matt’s attitude is just juvenile and in poor taste. Like a superhero punching his pregnant wife into space.

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        Okay, Flobbit, I’m done with you. Honestly, I should have banned you back when you were spewing homophobic nonsense when talking about Orson Scott Card and Ender’s Game.

        I don’t care that you don’t like me, but you have a crappy attitude that’s constantly sanctimonious and humorless. Superman punching a pregnant Lois Lane into outer space? That happened in the awful Injustice: Gods Among Us comic:

        http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/07/injustice-gods-among-us-and-the-fridging-of-lois-spoilers/

        I’m making fun of a laughably bad comic book. Instead, you talk about “poor taste” like we’re being disrespectful to all those pregnant women who were punched into space.

        I’ve seen you saunter into the comments section of every article and you never add anything of value. Your comments are asinie, your insight is pedestrian, and your behavior ranges from dull to inane. You won’t be missed.

      • The Flobbit

        Matt, really. I get you like to make jokes and stuff, but that’s just in bad taste.

  • Christian

    The first pic they released of MOS – the one with the crushed bank vault – was spot on. I also liked the Batfleck reveal. This? Not so much. I like your idea about having a confused Batman in the sun.

  • i AN LEGEND

    Yup. Looks like Superman.

  • Keanu Reeves

    Obviously he’s in Gotham.

  • Kevin Carter

    Batman can’t be far away….

    • The Flobbit

      He’s taking the picture on his Batphone. Supes is clearly angry because he’s playing with the Batfilters.

    • The Flobbit

      He’s taking the picture on his Batphone. Supes is clearly angry because he’s playing with the Batfilters.

    • Jamesy

      Remember Kevin Smith spoke about the rooftop photo of Batman? My thinking is the next photo to be released with be Batman on the rooftop looking at Supes, then maybe one of the both of them squaring off. Also Goldberg saying the suit remains the same is not entirely true, the muscles are more defined, the symbol looks smaller and the colours more defined, the belt “buckle” is square and no longer oval, it also contains an “S” in the belt, the abs are more defined, the markings on the wrist and waist are a different design and colour. It has the same “overall feel” as the MOS suit, but there’s little differences.

  • opinionated asshole

    http://revheadz.net/moscomp.jpg Old one vs the new one

    • The Flobbit

      Wow. He’s actually SMILING LESS in the second one. And his not-red cape is LESS RED!

    • The Flobbit

      Wow. He’s actually SMILING LESS in the second one. And his not-red cape is LESS RED!

    • Aquartertoseven

      So the sequel is going to look even more bland than the first one?

    • DEADP00L

      *snort* they had Cavill stuff socks in the new suit. That’s probably why he looks like he has an itch.

  • TheIceJ

    He’ll catch a cold standing out in the rain like that.

    • Roderick

      Without any UNDERPANTS!

  • Nathan Ellis Miller

    Looks pretty similar to the The Dark Knight Rises marketing.

  • Joseph M

    Doom and gloom and inner angst. And that’s without Nolan! Roll on Guardians and Avengers…and then Star Wars 7.

    • agent777

      Yeah bring on binnable films that are bound for the bargain bin.

      • Norrtron

        Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers 2, and Star Wars are destined for the “bargain bin” in your opinion? Ok guy….

      • Nortrron

        Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers 2, and Star Wars aren’t destined for the “bargain bin” in your opinion? Ok guy….

      • Melwing

        Awww! Nortrron forgot to switch accounts before responding to himself with a troll argument. So cute!!

      • Melwing

        Awww! Nortrron forgot to switch accounts before responding to himself with a troll argument. So cute!!

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        You do notice the two names are different right?

      • Melwing

        Nortrron replied to his own reply. Also I am baffled that my comment got doubled- how odd.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Actually one is Nortrron one is Norrtron. So chances are it was someone mimicking him to mock him.

      • Melwing

        Oh damnit. Shut up with your being right and whatnot. XD

      • Norrtron

        Lol, Melwing got burned for reading at less than a 3rd grade level.

      • Melwing

        Oh, hush. One misplaced letter in a non-word username is hardly “reading at a third grade level” :-P Apologies!

      • Norrtron

        And typing at less than a 3rd grade level – “musplaced”? Seriously?

      • Melwing

        Sorry, but it doesn’t say “musplaced”. Not sure what your screen is showing. Anyhoo, yes I was owned. :D

  • Kaine Morrison

    His “Belt” is now Silver. They got rid of the Red. And that is totally Gotham City he is standing in.

    • gar216

      I like the red belt from the New 52.

      • Kaine Morrison

        I could have sworn it was Red in Man of Steel.
        I was wrong.

  • Angel of Death

    “the reason it’s “v” instead of “vs” is “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.” This makes about as much sense as the entirety of Transformers: Age of Extinction.

    THIS is the guy in charge of putting Justice League together??? WHAT A FREAKING IDIOT! Good luck WB! You’re going to need it.

    • agent777

      Maybe it was WB’s idea and Snyder just has to deal with it and try to explain it in a way that makes sense. Director’s arn’t god and it is a job where, if you want to keep working, you can’t really give away the inner working nor throw you bosses under the bus.

      • Angel of Death

        But THIS was his explanation for it? He could have gone with anything else, but instead he said “V” would not indicate a straight “versus” movie? Also does he know what subtle means? Dear god…

      • agent777

        Who knows, it could be either one. We don’t know so better to hold off judgement.

      • Norrtron

        Zach Snyder history or being a total bro and making no sense in interviews. I liked when Sucker Punch came out and he was trying to explain how that film was somehow empowering for women, lol.

      • Falco

        Agreed. His track record kind of shows that (with exception to DotD, maybe – either way DotD is his best movie). I think Snyder is a pretty terrible writer, but I’m grateful that he knows how to work a camera. I’m just excited they locked him down for Justice League before hiring some one-hit-wonder who has zero experience filming large scale action.

      • The Flobbit

        Three hundred ripped Spartans beg to differ about what Snyder’s best film is.

      • Nortrron

        DotD is his best film? You people crack me up. This is just a troll-site right? Like literally NONE of you have seen any real films, have you?

      • Falco

        Agreed. His track record kind of shows that (with exception to DotD, maybe – either way DotD is his best movie). I think Snyder is a pretty terrible writer, but I’m grateful that he knows how to work a camera. I’m just excited they locked him down for Justice League before hiring some one-hit-wonder who has zero experience filming large scale action.

      • bidi

        exactly my thoughts. i’m sure it was purely a WB decision and this was the explanation they gave him to use in interviews. personally, i think it was purely an aesthetic decision. the simple “v” is symmetrical and looks more pleasing. you could analyze how it symbolizes the symmetry between Batman and Superman and how they’re two sides of the same coin, but i don’t think that much thought went into it

      • bidi

        exactly my thoughts. i’m sure it was purely a WB decision and this was the explanation they gave him to use in interviews. personally, i think it was purely an aesthetic decision. the simple “v” is symmetrical and looks more pleasing. you could analyze how it symbolizes the symmetry between Batman and Superman and how they’re two sides of the same coin, but i don’t think that much thought went into it

      • gar216

        I would have settled with “it looked better on the logo” than this excuse.

      • gar216

        I would have settled with “it looked better on the logo” than this excuse.

      • Falco

        ALWAYS blame the producers. Given the fact that they finance movies and have the final say, they need to take the blame for movies that turn out like shit. Second on the chopping block would be the writers (sorry writers).

      • The Flobbit

        Because the director, the person with creative control over every aspect of the film, the guy responsible for placing the camera, hiring the cast, picking the actors, tweaking the script, and creating the final product is NEVER TO BLAME for any problem with a movie, right?

        What a load off the minds of Michael Bay and M. Night Shyamalan! Thanks, bidi!

      • Jez

        “the director, the person with creative control over every aspect of the film”

        you obviously do not understand how production on a big STUDIO picture works.

      • Jez

        “the director, the person with creative control over every aspect of the film”

        you obviously do not understand how production on a big STUDIO picture works.

      • The Flobbit

        No, I actually think YOU don’t. Directors aren’t the clapper-operators and poster boys with zero control you seem to think they are (though they can be, ala Ant-Man). They have immense sway with the producers,and the producers listen to them, because otherwise they’re left in a bad spot.
        Producers may override them at times, and have final say, but:
        1. You’re way over-estimating the reach of the producers.
        2. You’re way under-estimating the importance of the director.

      • You’re a meanie

        You’re doing two things:
        You’re way under-estimating the reach of the producers.
        And you’re way over-estimating the importance of the director.

        The point is that in a studio-led and super-expensive production, yes, the director has some say (of course he does, though film is a hugely collaborative arrangement at the best of times anyway) but that the studio and its producers are looking at every detail (mainly because of the vast amount of money involved, not only for design and crew, but for actors and especially FX work) to streamline as much as possible and keep costs down.

        In a studio environment they certainly don’t have “creative control over every aspect” – quit talking down to people with hyperbole and get your foot outta your mouth before I stick it in your ass.

      • bidi

        ok? the movie had no official title for almost a year. you’re saying that entire time it was Snyder – and only Snyder – thinking of a title and working on it? you don’t think there was studio interference? who other than a producer or studio big wig would come up with that title anyway? look at Edge of Tomorrow. Doug Liman signed up for “All You Need Is Kill” but the studio didn’t want “kill” in the title. OBVIOUSLY they have input on things like that, and OBVIOUSLY they have final say on things like that. so get off your high horse and quit acting like you’re the all-knowing overseer of hollywood

      • The Flobbit

        Because the director, the person with creative control over every aspect of the film, the guy responsible for placing the camera, hiring the cast, picking the actors, tweaking the script, and creating the final product is NEVER TO BLAME for any problem with a movie, right?

        What a load off the minds of Michael Bay and M. Night Shyamalan! Thanks, bidi!

      • Falco

        ALWAYS blame the producers. Given the fact that they finance movies and have the final say, they need to take the blame for movies that turn out like shit. Second on the chopping block would be the writers (sorry writers).

    • 80sRobot

      In math, “v” denotes “joins”.

    • 80sRobot

      In math, “v” denotes “joins”.

  • agent777

    “Snyder explained that the reason it’s “v”
    instead of “vs” is “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie,
    even in the most subtle way.” Yeah, that’s not how it works.” You hit the nail on the head with he hammer Matt.

  • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

    You can tell people are pissed at Superman because no one will get the poor guy an umbrella.

    • dude

      You’re so funny Matt.

      • The Flobbit

        *Rampant sarcasm detected

      • Sweet Pea

        And used righteously.

      • Sweet Pea

        And used righteously.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      he is testing his waterproof suit.

  • Patrick Garcia

    Oh, I totally forgot Superman was in this movie…

  • Nick

    The “v” has got to be because it looks better on a poster.

    • Jon

      Exactly. There was literally probably a 3 day meeting on which one looked and sounded better.

    • Jon

      Exactly. There was literally probably a 3 day meeting on which one looked and sounded better.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      Or the V means Valentine. they will fight to win the heart of Wonder Woman.

      • Lol? No Lol.

        Hey guys come check out this shitty blog which is also full of borderline nonsensical and totally unfunny comments: http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        “To lol or not to lol. That’s the question”
        Lolita playing Hamlet.

      • Werefon

        They will fight to win each others Hearts. By the End of the film both Batman and Superman will realize their homosexuality and leave Lois and Wonder Woman to be with each other.

        Film will end with Bruce & Clarke making Love, Sweet Love at the Dawn. Every time Superhero orgasms it is a Justice.

        Thats why it is called Dawn of Justice.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        lol.
        I’ll buy my ticket!

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Taking bets now on the usage of “Hallelujah” as the soundtrack to the lovemaking. 10:1 odds on the song drowns out all grunting, 100:1 odds that the grunts and the song will complement one another, and 1000:1 odds that Supes and Bats will be singing it during coitus. PLACE YOUR BETS

      • Werefon

        Well, love making with “Hallelujah” playing in the background is perfect to bring Snyder’s signature Slo-Mo back!

        So, Yes it is Happening.

        More we get into the movie more Lois and Diana will get ignored by their Men.

        More destruction is expected with Superman’s climax after Batman jizzing all over his face. It will be So Loud that it will Wake the Deadliest Gay Machine in the Universe – Doomsday for sequel.

      • Or Are You?

        Constantly making the same shit joke doesn’t make it funny.

        “Deadliest Gay Machine”? Wake up, mate, you’re in the 21st century.

      • Werefon

        Your mom thinks differently) funnier?

      • Or Are You? You’re Not…

        My mom thinks ‘what’ differently?

        She DOESN’t think this is the 21st century?
        Or she DOES think that repeating a shit joke makes it funny, and that’s why she keeps fucking your tiny dick; for the ‘irony’?

        You are a piece of bum-fluff. And still not funny.

      • Werefon

        Hey it is considered medium size in Japan. Ask your Sister.
        Say Hi to you Motha For Me.

      • Werefon

        Hey!!!

        It is considered a medium size in Japan!
        Ask your sister and say Hi to your mother for me!

      • u r

        hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha
        yeah bcuz of that 1 time he used it in a film hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahha

        batman and superman are gay 4 fags 4eva.

        moronic.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      Or the V means Valentine. they will fight to win the heart of Wonder Woman.

    • bidi

      agreed

  • Suave

    Looks fantastic , Supes just waiting for his tour guide

  • DEADP00L

    So still no underwear to cover up a zipper? I am still wondering how this guy takes a piss.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      Super diaper dude. super diaper…

      • DEADP00L

        *snort* I’m just picturing the ad on TV for baby diapers with Henry Cavil flying in and describing how snug they were with zero drip…

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      He rips a hole in his suit in the appropriate place, and then reseals it with heat vision once he’s done.

      • DEADP00L

        Man that just made me cringe. Heat vision mm from the crotch….*criiiiinge*

  • DEADP00L

    Also, Matt is the dude of this website. He knows when to call BS when BS is meant to be called out.

    The whole V thing is total BS.

    • Person

      yeah Snyder’s reasoning there makes no sense. It’s like he expects the world to think V could also mean Valentine, and the movie will have Bats and Supes skipping through a field holding hands.

      • Cody McGowan

        I’d watch that flick

      • Werefon

        And then Load on Superman’s face in Fortress of Solitude while Aquaman will stand there and Watch the Action. Thats how he lost his hand in comics..

    • Jon

      He should have just said “We just went V because we liked better. Now fuck off and stop worrying about trivial shit”

      • DEADP00L

        But that would mean the man had balls… clearly he doesnt

    • Jon

      He should have just said “We just went V because we liked better. Now fuck off and stop worrying about trivial shit”

  • Person

    Ah there’s the dark depressing gloomy aesthetic we’ve been looking for.

  • X-Cite

    Can’t wait – if Man of Steel was about Clark coming to understand his power, this looks like he’ll be wrangling with how to be so idealistic in a more real-life setting than the comics exist in. Especially with the fall-out of killing Zod, which I think will work as a really great character moment to force Supe’s idealism and rule of “never kill”-ing again. Already looks older, more defined, more Superman…

    I really enjoyed MoS (i know i seem to be in the minority on that, but as a superhero film I far prefer it to most of the other pulpy and relatively inconsequential Marvel cash-cows) and am looking forward to this… And seeing what DC/Warner Bros. do in setting-up their whole cinematic universe of heroes.

    • LOLOLO

      WOW, you got that from one poster

      • X-Cite

        Got what from it? The only thing I mention is how he looks older and as if he is brooding. And obviously the film will follow on from the fall-out of the end of MoS, because it’s its sequel.

        Tool.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        You got “this looks like he’ll be wrangling with how to be so idealistic in a more real-life setting than the comics exist in” from this one shot. Which is kind of a ridiculous bit of analysis. It’s entirely without merit and just as legitimate as “this looks like he hates Mondays”.

      • Jeremiah

        Totally absurd. Almost as if he’s been listening to what has been reported about the film… And taken understanding from the muted color palette of this poster. It’s nothing like saying “this looks like he hates Mondays” you trolling c*nt.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        You’re right, because “this looks like he hates Mondays” actually makes sense. First, that’s not just the muted palette of the poster – that’s the palette of Snyder’s films – so to try to extract meaning from that is absurd. And second, Superman wasn’t idealistic in MoS, and if anything was having to struggle with being less jaded, not less idealistic.

      • Jeremiah

        He didn’t say that he was idealistic in Man of Steel.

        I see what’s happened here, you’ve read his comment and like you imagine in his original comment, have extrapolated a ridiculous analysis to fit your own view of anyone else’s opinions on the genesis of films and their sequels. It’s entirely without merit and just as legitimate an argument as sticking your fingers in your ears when someone is talking and shouting “your opinions don’t exist or matter if I can’t hear them.”

        It must be pleasant being the only just and correct person in the whole entire world.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I didn’t say he said that Superman was idealistic in Man of Steel, I was pointing out that since he *wasn’t* idealistic in Man of Steel, that he’s extrapolating some phantom idealism in Superman that doesn’t exist in this iteration. Not only is he fabricating idealism, hints of which we’ve never seen in this
        Superman, he’s casting them as such a force that Superman is having an internal struggle with them in this photo.

        For someone who likes to call other people trolls, you sure do resort to ad hominem attacks and straw men an awful lot.

  • God’s Diamond

    Hey bruce. Remember when I said I would never come to gotham? I lied

  • 97point6

    Image? As in painting?

  • TJW

    Calm down.

  • Leo Atrox

    That suit is NOT the same …

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    We call it Smokescreen, ’cause they couldn’t figure out how Batman can truly fight Superman, otherwise than in court.

    If a real fight has to occur between them, the movie will last 2 nanoseconds.

    • kerat

      They’ve fought countless times in the comics… argument ended.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        And who won the fight ? I haven’t read the DC comics.

      • kerat

        Either/Or. Depends on the story.
        It isn’t hard to look all this up on the internet, tarek.

        Good night.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Doesn’t make sense. The guy can lift a planet, and his skin is bullet proof. How could Batman be a serious threat?

      • kerat

        I know right.

        The guy can lift a planet and his skin is bulletproof. None of it makes sense anyway.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        you had me convinced.
        I will not go to see this masquerade.

      • The Flobbit

        Batman wins in Hush, The Dark Knight Returns, and one Justice League story I forget…

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Batman wins in hush ? How ?
        And please, don’t say “Kryptonite”

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Most fights where someone beats Supes involve Kryptonite in some way (save for maybe All-Star Superman or Doomsday). It’s not the fault of the people who write those comics, it’s the fault of the folks who originally outlined Superman and have basically turned him into a god whose only weakness is a little green rock. It’s just bad characterization with no consideration for future stakes.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Agreed.
        that’s why I’ve never liked Superman.
        Making him invincible is making him uninteresting,

      • DEADP00L

        Lois Lane.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Ah…Love Is Stronger Than kryptonyte.

      • DEADP00L

        Yep. He uses both to defeat Superman.

      • The Flobbit

        He had a Kryptonite ring, plus he was able to tap into his dark place and go all the way. Batman beats Superman almost every time, because Supes holds back, and Batman is just a mean badass.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        A kryptonite ring ? Why didn’t Supes borrow Green Lantern ring to be on par with Batman ?

        I hate the Deus Ex Machina tricks.

  • Kyle Chandler

    Snyder has made a few decent movies, and generally speaking I thought MoS was pretty decent. That said, sometimes this guy says things that are just completely out of touch:

    ”it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”

    I’m willing to accept ben affleck as batman, but calling him a “crusty old batman” is laughable. If you wanted a crusty old batman, you should have cast one.

    • The Flobbit

      Yeah, like Josh Brolin or Jim Caviezel or Richard Armitage or Max Martini!

    • The Flobbit

      Yeah, like Josh Brolin or Jim Caviezel or Richard Armitage or Max Martini!

  • milo

    I can’t wait for the announcement that Enchanted 2 will also be set in rainy Gotham. Because you know, everything’s better when it’s gritty and dark.

    • Snarky

      I would put down cold, hard cash to see that movie. I am not kidding.

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  • SV7

    Couldn’t be less excited for this movie. Like Michael Bay, Snyder can put together cool shots, but doesn’t know how to create a movie. They are both examples of directors, and there are many of them, who peaked when they had far less of the control and power they have now. Snyder peaked with Dawn of the Dead. Bay with The Rock.

  • SV7

    Couldn’t be less excited for this movie. Like Michael Bay, Snyder can put together cool shots, but doesn’t know how to create a movie. They are both examples of directors, and there are many of them, who peaked when they had far less of the control and power they have now. Snyder peaked with Dawn of the Dead. Bay with The Rock.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Seriously, I’ll pay to see a Superman Vs Chuck Norris. He is the only rival to superman.

    • The Flobbit

      I’d pay to see comments like yours get deleted.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Even if Chuck Norris will cosplay as Marshmallow Man ?

      • The Flobbit

        I will now pay double my first offer.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Even if Chuck Norris will cosplay as Marshmallow Man and sings “I’m singing in the rain” ?

      • The Flobbit

        I am now offering a small fortune.

      • The Flobbit

        I will now pay double my first offer.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Even if Chuck Norris will cosplay as Marshmallow Man ?

  • The Flobbit

    I think that Snyder took shots of Supes and Bats, and had some guys mix up the background shots. That’s the only reason why the sunny, big blue boy scout and beacon of hope is looking dour and in the rain, right?
    Right?

    In other news, lets do away with those red trousers altogether, because f–k 75 years of tradition and legacy!

    • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

      “This ain’t your grandpa’s Superman! Want to know why? BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPA IS FUCKING DEAD.”

      Coming to Theaters May 6, 2016

      • The Flobbit

        Thank you Matt, for that excellent addition to the discussion.

        For your info, my grandpas’s are alive, well, and could probably teach Zack Snyder a thing or two about filmmaking.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Slow Mo ?

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I get it. Because old people are slow? I get jokes.

      • DEADP00L

        *snort*

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        Holy shit. It’s a joke you idiot.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Are you a boss at Collider, because I can’t imagine any other writer on any other news site being as aggressive and rude, and getting away with it, however hilarious it is to see someone say it as it is and not censor themselves. Just wondering if you’ve got a boss that’s like ‘ugh. Again Matt? Really?’, and if you play by your own rules, not letting the man get you down.

      • DaddyBigBollox

        I, on behalf of Matt and anyone else with half a brain, do decree that you can “fuck right off.”

        How’s that for aggressive and rude, you egregious, ingratiating c*nt.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Wow. Classy. Who put a bee in your bonnet?

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Probably a beekeeper. Who else has such readily available access to bees?

      • Aquartertoseven

        We need the Hardly Boys.

      • Werefon

        More likely he puts your cock in his mouth, just like Superman will in the end of Cum of Justice. I’ll watch that movie. Don’t judge me!!

        There is a reason why so many characters are appearing in this film. You can’t make Porn just with two characters.

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        I play by own rules! I’m a loose cannon!

        But seriously: what makes you think I’m going to stand by and let someone be rude to me? I made a joke, and he comes back and is a dick about it. Honestly, I should just ban him outright, and I don’t know why I haven’t yet.

        It’s not my job to tolerate intolerance. And if you don’t feel like you can tolerate me, you’re more than welcome to go elsewhere. I change my behavior based on the reactions of people I care about, not strangers on the Internet.

      • Aquartertoseven

        He practically lives here, I don’t think he could handle a ban, besides, page views are page views, right?

        It’s not about intolerance on my part at all, I’m just surprised that your editor doesn’t force you to play nice, so to speak. I can’t imagine, say, Scott Collura from IGN saying what we all know he’d like to say to those that give him an unending amount of flak for giving Ghost Rider 2 an 8/10. Is Collider just more laid back?

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        Yep. One of the benefits of being independently owned.

      • Werefon

        Just Jizz it on his Face. All problems will be solved.

      • The Flobbit

        Matt, how exactly was I a “dick”, “idiot”, and “rude”? I did not insult you personally, nor was I excessively hostile towards anyone. Matt, I think you’re a good film critic, but your “You don’t like me, get out of here, I don’t like you, I’ll just ban you” attitude is baffling to me.

        Someone with your writing skills, someone who writes his opinion in a logical, persuasive way for a living should not have to resort to such juvenile methods of dealing with those he does not agree with.

        Anyways, I think this is a trivial argument, and I’d be happy if you didn’t ban me from your site.

      • Fashionable Ape

        And now you’re a cunt too.

      • The Flobbit

        That’s right. Resort to feeble, juvenile insults.

      • The Flobbit

        That’s right. Resort to feeble, juvenile insults.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        idiot is not an insult. it’s kind of affectionate nickname.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        As in “Who’s my little idiot?” or “Idiot, I’m home. Gah, you wouldn’t believe my day at work”

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        exactly!

      • The Flobbit

        What a great comment, you little idiot.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Thanks my stupid friend.

        (stupid is more loving)

      • The Flobbit

        What a great comment, you little idiot.

      • DEADP00L

        Matt is awesome – PERIOD. You know it’s true…

      • Aquartertoseven

        I’m not denying that, just curious about the structure of the company.

      • DEADP00L

        I never got the impression there was a hierarchy, everybody on here is pretty much in charge harmoniously. Kind of reminds me of naughty dog – nobody is a higher up or ‘boss’. If that makes any sense.

      • Werefon

        *snort*

      • DEADP00L

        HAHAHAAAA!!!!

      • Peanuts

        Your grandfather’s couldn’t teach Snyder Jack about Jill.

        The best they could do is show him how to stave off dehydration when they detach their colostomy bags and drain the fluid back into their withered old mouths.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I wish someone would teach Snyder about Jack and Jill (not the Sandler movie), maybe he’d learn about story structure — though it wouldn’t teach him anything about character development. I mean, what do we really know about Jack and Jill besides their need for water and having no place to get it besides a well that’s…oddly…on top of a hill?

      • The Flobbit

        To use the words of Matt Goldberg, “It was a joke, you idiot.”

      • Peanuts

        To use the words of Matt Goldberg, used by an idiot, and now by me; “‘it was a joke, you idiot’, you idiot.”

      • DEADP00L

        Dude…nah!

      • James Franco

        Sometimes Matt cracks the most stupidly offensive jokes

      • reece’s

        “stupidly offensive” because you have to be ‘stupid’ to find them ‘offensive’…

      • The Flobbit

        Offensive maybe not, but unfunny and in poor taste, certainly.

      • reece’s

        “Unfunny and poor” because you have to be ‘unfunny’ to find them ‘poor’…

      • The Flobbit

        If unfunny is what I am, then so be it.

      • Werefon

        What you will whisper in answer?

      • reece’s

        “Unfunny and poor” because you have to be ‘unfunny’ to find them ‘poor’…

      • James franco

        Because punching pregnant women and making fun of old people is not offensive right? I am referring to the two jokes matt mad in Case it confused you…

      • Dingus

        He didn’t make fun of old people.

      • James franco

        yes he did. read the above comments

      • Dingus

        “BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPA IS FUCKING DEAD” – that’s not making fun of anyone. Douchedick.

      • The Flobbit

        It’s kind of insulting… Imagine your grandfather (if yours is still alive) reading it. Would he be insulted?

      • Dingus

        My grandfather’s grandfathers are both long dead. So the statement would be correct. They also know that their grandfathers (and mothers too!) are dead, I’m sorry if the knowledge of your grandfather’s grandfathers’ passings makes your grandfather(s) shit themselves into an early grave – but if they have Alzheimer’s maybe it’s best to stop waking them up with a collection of the worst parts of their slowly dissolving memories.

        “Hey Gramps!”
        “What? Who are you?”
        “Remember when your loved ones died? Mom, your wife?”
        “Who?”
        “Your brothers, sisters, parents. And Grandparents!”
        “Not my grandparents! Don’t talk about my grandparents. Because my grandparents are fucking dead!”

      • The Flobbit

        Wow. I didn’t get a word of that semi-coherent ramble.
        Imagine you telling your grandfather, “Hey Grandpa, you don’t matter, because you’re f–king dead.” Would that be offensive? I’d say so…

      • Dingus

        Read it again. It’s clear. You’re a dingus. It’s wordplay. And you’re a dingus.

        And my grandpa’s name ain’t ‘Grandpa’ ‘Grandfather’ or ‘Pep Pep’ – his name is George. So saying, “Hey Grandpa GEORGE (as that is your fucking name and I have more respect for who you are as an individual than some other ass-clowns do for their own grandparents who exist solely as benefactors of a soon to be fulfilled will enabling me to buy more shite on blu-ray), you heard about the new Superman movie?”

        “No, I don’t believe I have. I’m sure it won’t be like my granddaddy Albert’s Superman though! Those were the days…”

        “I’m sure it won’t, George. This ain’t your grandpa’s Superman! Want to know why? BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPA IS FUCKING DEAD.”

        Offensive if you’re a pussy cat (not literal, bonehead.) Factually accurate if you understand how language works. Unless your great-great-grandparents are immortal, or like over 100, or something. You dingus.

      • The Flobbit

        I think I actually LOST IQ points reading your comments. Not to mention 2 minutes of my life. I think this conversation is over.

        Dingus.

      • Dingus

        I hope your grandfather’s were cremated. The build-up of kinetic energy as their bodies spin in agony over your stupidity could only lead to a cataclysmic seismic event that would surely tear our world asunder. Fingers crossed!

      • Dingus

        You know what is a waste of time? Having to read this lame-brained comment about your diminishing IQ – Christ, least I typed something fresh, must be great getting giggles from the same old boring and totally stale callbacks…

        Old-hat crab-cake dumb-fuck-daddy-dingus.

      • Dingus

        I also like how Matt’s original comment has turned into him (apparently, and definitely not) saying “Hey Grandpa, you don’t matter, because you’re f–king dead.”

        You’re a fucking ass-clown, mate.

      • Dingus

        You liked your own comment? That is weak.

      • James Franco

        Lamp douchedick? Really?? Wow so you really are mentally retarded aren’t you cocksucker?

      • Werefon

        Put your dick in his face. That’s how you teach your bitch (according to all Rap songs).

      • Dingus

        I can make neither head nor tail of this comment, nor do I believe I need to. Cheers for posting a collection of random words as a sentence devoid of meaning that benefits no-one.

      • James franco

        Because punching pregnant women and making fun of old people is not offensive right? I am referring to the two jokes matt mad in Case it confused you…

      • reece’s

        “stupidly offensive” because you have to be ‘stupid’ to find them ‘offensive’…

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  • Dmula

    Y’all can say what you want and nitpick the bullshit but this movies going to be awesome!!! Can’t wait to see both of them onscreen together after all these years

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’m with you

      • Werefon

        I am with Jesus (a Mexican dude).

      • Manuel Orozco

        What is that supposed to mean

      • Werefon

        I don’t know either. The guy is insane.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’m with you

  • Dmula

    Y’all can say what you want and nitpick the bullshit but this movies going to be awesome!!! Can’t wait to see both of them onscreen together after all these years

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    I like the look of Gotham in the background. Kinda reminds me of Tim Burtons films.

    • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

      Actually it looked to me a bit like London. But on a second glance, it looks more like the Arkham videogames’ Gotham.

    • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

      Actually it looked to me a bit like London. But on a second glance, it looks more like the Arkham videogames’ Gotham.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    I like the look of Gotham in the background. Kinda reminds me of Tim Burtons films.

  • fechu1922

    Is it me or he looks older and balder?… holy shit sups!

  • fechu1922

    Is it me or he looks older and balder?… holy shit sups!

  • nintendozapper

    I love how it’s raining but none of the drops hit Superman. It makes the picture super realistic.

  • tom

    goldberg took a full chug of haterade before he wrote this.

  • tom

    also…I read somewhere that the “v” can also stand for together? wherever I saw that posted, I forget, but it could be total crap, but that could be a subtle way to say its both a “versus” movie and they come “together”..meaning justice league..this would make sense for what Snyder said….again the together thing could be crap but I read that posted somewhere on a website that i can’t find the link to anymore!

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      Was it in a comments section by a desperate Snyder fan trying to bend the English language to make the dumb title make sense? Because that’s likely the only place you’d find that fallacy.

      • Werefon

        V is for Venereal disease. That’s a better title and straight to a point.
        And it gives a hint what movie is about.

  • Kyle Chandler

    That’s not dawn! That’s night-time!

  • http://www.discogs.com/ AdamShitwood

    “v” sounds like an idea from a douchey frat guy.

    Still, things could be worse. I’d hate to see how bad things would get if Kevin Smith got to write the thing. Good thing is just a paid cheerleader for the film.

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      If Kevin Smith wrote it, I can guarantee you one thing: it would NOT have a giant fucking spider in the third act.

      • Werefon

        Actually the same guy that asked him to put a Spider is still producing Batman venereal disease Superman. Don’t ya know that Spider are deadliest creatures in the insect kingdom?

        Did ever wonder why Superman fought a Giant Spider called the World Engine in Man of Steel? Or that a Polar Bear was near Fortress of Solitude.

  • appolox

    Not much is different other than that the colours seem to be brighter. I do like the dramatic nature of the photo. Superman appears alert, as if enjoying the calm before astorm.

  • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

    1. That is one awkwardly postured Superman. It’s like his mother was off-screen telling him to stand-up straight. It looks so unnaturally stiff.

    2. That is the worst explanation I’ve ever heard for someone trying to justify the misuse of ‘versus’. Snyder, you’re an idiot.

  • Guest

    Batman Took that Picture!!!

  • Kaine Morrison

    I’ll be watching Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty/ Man Without a Country on May 6th!

  • Kaine Morrison

    I’ll be watching Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty/ Man Without a Country on May 6th!

  • Kaine Morrison

    So, this is a Team-Up with, Batman, Visitors, and Superman?

  • DEADP00L

    Anybody else think the pic screams ‘ Why am I here? ‘ Look at his expression it screams ‘ I don’t know what I’m doing here… can I go now?’ or ‘ The hell you say?!’

  • poppincherry

    ZZZZZZ

  • Werefon

    SPOILERS!!! There is a reason why Aquaman is in the film. After the Climax of Dawn of Justice he will come out of the Ocean.

    Massive Destruction caused by an orgasm of Batman and Superman will awake Doomsday aka Gay Death Machine. When Doomsday arrives to Metropolis and starts to search for some hardcore lovemaking, Aquaman will prove his name again – Underwater Elton John. It is their destiny to meet and make love for survival of Humanity. Batman & Superman will record it on a side and sell the video to Vividfor a six figures.

  • Jimdev

    Matt Goldberg needs to stop reviewing movies. Replace him PLEASE. All he does is rip shit apart before it comes out. He goes into movies hating them before he even sees them. IT’S A FUCKING SUPERHERO MOVIE. WHO GIVES A SHIT HOW MANY VILLAINS THERE ARE OR HOW MUCH DESTRUCTION THERE IS. THEY’RE SUPER HEROES!!!! GOD DUDE GET OFF YOUR HORSE.

    • DEADP00L

      Yeah heaven forbid we actually expect quality for our buck…

      • Jimdev

        Seriously. He takes all the fun out of the movies. And we have to read his reviews because he does so many. It’s 2014. Superman isn’t going to be super cheerful all the time, catch Lois from falling and then lift up a car to save the day. He’s going to save the god damn world and fuck shit up.

      • DEADP00L

        Seriously? HE takes the fun out of the movies you watch? Dude, he does not have that kind of power. Those movies weren’t fun to start with, you make yourself miserable by trying to tell your brain they are when really they aren’t. It’s not Matt’s doing, he’s just stating the obvious.

      • Fahad Ali

        Oh, he fudged up his last movie alright, that’s for sure!

  • YodaRocks

    Does anyone else think that this Superman looks bit more buff than the one in MoS?

  • YodaRocks

    Does anyone else think that this Superman looks bit more buff than the one in MoS?

  • Bob

    This movie looks fucking awful. I was looking forward to seeing Cavill grow into the character a bit, seeing what they did with Luthor, etc. Now we are looking at one of the worst actors alive playing Batman, it is going to be lead in to Justice League, which is basically a far less interesting version of the Avengers, and Lex Luthor is being played by Jesse Eisenberg.

    Maybe this will tank and teach Snyder a lesson in casting, the fanbase, good story, etc. I am not paying for this silliness.

    • Fahad Ali

      Or maybe it will teach Warner Bros. a lesson in choosing the right team of directors and writers?!

    • yrulaughing418

      Calling Affleck “one of the worst actors alive” might have been a valid statement 10 years ago, but not anymore.

      He’s delivered plenty of fine performances recently.

  • mattritchey

    The idea of Superman in this location is great. The real problem is that he is looking at the audience and seeming to say “Dude, seriously, I’m in Gotham?” If he was looking up, looking at something offscreen, looking up at the Batman signal in the sky, THAT would make sense. This is just bad marketing.

  • HopeInBatmanVSuperman

    All of the present and future critics of Batman V. Superman on this page and around the world will ALL fail come May 2016. Batman V. Superman WILL get a rating of between 80% to 90% overall on Rotten Tomatoes and all movie reviewers will agree that this movie will have transcended the DC Universe and the Superhero movie genre going forward for a very long time. This movie is getting major exposure 2 years earlier because of the unprecedented belief by Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder that this movie will be incredibly and insanely great, and this much exposure on most films this early is extremely rare – this is no coincidence. This movie will succeed on many unbelievable levels, because a movie EXACTLY like this has never been made before. I look forward to this major motion picture experience in 2016 as so I hope all of you do too.

    • Fahad Ali

      Yeah, right, because belief is all you need for success?

      I also look forward to this major motion picture experience in 2016, just to see how it fares. But with each passing day, this is looking more and more like a home video watch.

      And here I thought I’d never live to see the day with both Superman and Batman on screen at once. In cinema, that is.

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    Can we not post images here?

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  • MJ

    “Snyder explained that the reason it’s “v” instead of “vs” is “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.” Yeah, that’s not how it works. Removing the “s” doesn’t mean we’re not having a fight. “V” is still an abbreviation for “versus”. Additionally, it’s not subtle. If anything, it’s more distracting because it’s a solitary and apparently ambivalent consonant just sitting in the middle of the titlle”

    Reminds me of Clinton trying to define “is”

    Snyder is such a moron.

  • naive_dude

    I think they were trying to be clever with the poster. By putting superman in what is typically a BATMAN atmosphere, they probably wanted to convey the movie’s main theme- BATMAN and SUPERMAN existing in the same world. But, with everybody ready to pounce on this movie, I guess it misfired.
    By the way, Regarding Batmans’ ability to take on Superman, I think BATMAN observes supes during MoS and learns about his vulnerability to kryptonite. So, probably acquires some pieces of it and stuffs them in his gloves around his knuckles. Imagine, a scene, where superman for some reason, looses it, and tries to punches BATMAN, but as his hand comes down to knock him, Batmans stops it midway with his kryptonite strapped hands.

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