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 Irons. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.