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BATMAN V SUPERMAN - First Photo of the Man of Steel!

Warner Bros. has released the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. His outfit isn't really all that different from the first version of the costume, which is fine! I like the costume design the filmmakers came up with.

The image originated from USA Today who talked to Zack Synder about the film. The director told them that adding other DC Comics characters such as Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) makes the story "thicker, denser and more epic" than Man of Steel. It's also the next logical step toward "building a strong movie universe that ultimately leads to Snyder's Justice League."

USA Today goes on to talk about the story a little saying, "'Dawn of Justice continues to immerse Superman on Earth by working at the Daily Planet as Clark Kent along with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Perry White (Laurence Fishburne). But it also takes him to new environments such as Gotham City and introduces larger threats, including Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). The debuting heroes Superman meets will affect his perspective on Earth and on the ones he loves, and Snyder feels his convictions will be drawn into question as well."

Snyder goes on to discuss Affleck's Batman, saying we can expect an older, road-weary take on the Caped Crusader, which is something we already knew. "It's cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys." As for Cavill, the director explains that he's much more comfortable in the role, and adds, "We've both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit. The more time I spend with Henry, the more he's Superman to me."

Snyder also explained the 'v' in the title of the film instead of the traditional 'vs.' He says they did it "to keep it from being a straight 'versus' movie, even in the most subtle way."

The director tells them that he hasn't filmed any scenes with Gadot as Wonder Woman yet, but of course he has to talk up his movie saying, "You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it's Batman and Superman, let's just be honest. I don't know how you get bigger than that."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

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