The First Official Synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has Been Revealed

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 10:44AM
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Batman v Superman
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 10:44AM
The First Official Synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has Been Revealed
2016 is going to be one of the biggest ever years for the comic book movie genre, and much of that is down to the March 25th release of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While reaction to the movie's first trailer was somewhat muted, there's no denying that Batman v Superman is going to be one of the movie events of 2016. So, why are two of DC Comics' biggest superheroes fighting? Well, thanks to this week's Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, a new synopsis has been revealed that confirms the superhero beef between the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel.

"Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before."

So, while the superhero throwdown looks set to dominate the movie's early proceedings, what's the deal with the threat that causes a supposed ceasefire between the pair? Obviously we know that Jesse Eisenberg is appearing as Lex Luthor, but it's hard to believe that a young Lex Luthor could ever be the biggest threat mankind has ever known, especially when they've just recovered from a visit from General Zod.

There's also no mention of any of the future Justice League's other characters, and with Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman confirmed to be appearing in the movie, it will be interesting to see how she is introduced. Add to that the fact that we know Jason Momoa's Aquaman is going to make an appearance, and it would seem that whatever this threat is, it's great enough to bring some of DC Comics' most powerful heroes together.



This is probably just the first piece of information in what is going to be a very busy month for DC Comics fans. With San Diego Comic Con coming up in early July, we can expect Warner Bros. to go big with their presence at the pop culture Mecca. During their time in San Diego, it's likely that we will be treated to a theatrical trailer, more details on the plot and perhaps the odd confirmation over which characters from the new DC Comics cinematic universe will be appearing.


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