Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis of their highly anticipated superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This synopsis comes after months of building up solid expectation for the film via official images, character photos, tweets from director Zack Snyder and a trailer that was met with polarized reaction.
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.
Collider is reporting that Warner Bros. has provided them with the short synopsis on the eve of the Licensing Expo which is set to begin tomorrow in Las Vegas.
Like with every other major superhero film, most details initially arise out of rumours spun by fans and less-than-trustworthy news outlets. But now that we have official word, we can begin afresh.
We already know that Ben Affleck's Batman in the movie is an experienced vigilante, having been at it for years before the arrival of Henry Cavill's Superman. Keeping in mind the fact that Man of Steel was essentially a story of mankind's first contact with an extraterrestrial, the world may choose to react to the sudden arrival of an alien in more ways than one, especially if said alien is at least partially responsible for the destruction of Metropolis.
The 'False God' images from the trailer suggest a rising mutiny, and going by the synopsis, Batman seems to be siding with the folks behind it. It remains to be seen if he acting by himself or is under the influence of maybe Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. Either way, Batman acting under someone else's influence is not something most fans would be pleased about.
There is still no indication of how Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman will feature into the story, but Luthor must be one formidable villain if he's the reason the Justice League is formed.
Batman v Superman stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Lawrence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Scoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons. It is written by Chris Terrio (Argo), directed by Zack Snyder and is expected to arrive in theatres in March 26, 2016.
Until then, rewatch the trailer,