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Batman vs. Superman
SDCC13 Superman vs Batman
Director:  Zack Snyder
Producer(s): Charles Roven
Deborah Snyder
Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Benjamin Melniker
Michael E. Uslan
Writer(s): Zack Snyder
David Goyer
Chris Terrio
Expected Release: May 6, 2016
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Batman vs. Superman is the expected title of the team up film between Superman and Batman.


Production History

Four days before Man of Steel's release, it was announced that Zack Snyder, David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan would return to their respective roles—director, screenwriter, and executive producer (albeit in a lesser role than in the previous film), for a Man of Steel sequel. Goyer had previously signed a three-film deal with Warner Bros. Pictures for Man of Steel, its sequel, and a Justice League film featuring Superman.[1] The movie was officially announced at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2013. The film is set for a 2016 release and will feature Superman and Batman meeting for the first time in a cinematic format, with most of the first film's main cast set to return, while a new actor will be chosen to play Batman.[2][3] Two tentative titles for the new film, Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman, were suggested by Goyer during the Superman 75th Anniversary Panel at Comic-Con.[4] Filming will start sometime in 2014 in Toronto, Ontario instead of Vancouver.[5] On August 23, 2013, Hollywood Reporter announced that Warner Bros. Pictures cast Ben Affleck as Batman.[6] On December 4, 2013 it was announced that Gal Gadot had joined the cast as Wonder Woman.


  • Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Diane Lane (Martha Kent) both appeared in "Hollywoodland", where Affleck portrayed George Reeves, the actor best known for playing Superman on television.
  • Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Matthew Goode, Richard Armitage, Max Martini, Armie Hammer, Jensen Ackles and Joe Manganiello were considered to play Batman before Ben Affleck was cast.
  • Ben Affleck began working out two hours a day daily the very next day after he was cast as Batman, to get ready for the role.
  • This is the second superhero film that Ben Affleck has played a starring role. The first was as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the film "Daredevil". Similar to Batman, Daredevil was also a martial artist and was driven to crime-fighting due to the death of a family member.


  1. ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel Underway With Zack Snyder And David S. Goyer
  2. Comic-Con 2013: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’
  3. Superman & Batman Film Set for Comic-Con Reveal
  4. Next Superman Movie Likely Called ‘Batman vs. Superman’
  6. Ben Affleck Is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel

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DC Cinematic Universe
Films Man of Steel | Batman vs. Superman
Superman Films
Serials Superman: The Serial | Atom Man vs. Superman
1950s films Superman and the Mole Men
Donner/ Lester/ Furie series Superman: The Movie | Superman II | Superman III | Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Singer series Superman Returns
DC Cinematic Universe Man of Steel | Batman vs. Superman
Spin-offs Supergirl | Steel
Batman Films
Serials Batman | Batman and Robin
Martinson series Batman (1966)
Burton/ Schumacher series Batman | Batman Returns | Batman Forever | Batman & Robin
Nolan series Batman Begins | The Dark Knight | The Dark Knight Rises
Spin-offs Catwoman
Upcoming films Batman vs. Superman | Batman (Reboot)

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