Brooding Superman Teams Up With Sad Batman in New Batman v Superman Photo

We know that Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent are frenemies in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (more on that title in a sec), but this first official photo of Henry Cavill donning the cape again reminds us a lot of our first look at Ben Affleck in the Batsuit two months ago.

That is, he looks very sad and brooding, frowning into the (Gotham? Metropolis?) rain.

It’s a superhero broodfest!

first look Superman Henry Cavill Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sad Batman Ben Affleck photo

first look Superman Henry Cavill Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sad Batman Ben Affleck photo

CHEER UP, GUYS. Look, we made you some ambrosia salad and put on your favorite episode of The West Wing!

Zack Snyder tells USA Today (via Bleeding Cool) some interesting tidbits about why they chose “v” instead of “vs.” in the title:

The director can’t say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, “but suffice it to say there is a ’v’ in between their names” in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the “v” instead of “vs.” is a way “to keep it from being a straight ’versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”

Snyder’s only done a few scenes so far with Cavill and Affleck together, but the historical significance isn’t lost on him, he says. “It’s never really been done and it’s kinda cool.”

We would say more than “kinda” cool, Snyder, but we get what you’re saying. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released on May 6, 2016.

Photos: Warner Bros.


Back to the top of the page


Subscribe to this thread

Post a Comment

All comments must meet the community standards outlined in's Moderation Policy or be subject to moderation. Thank you for keeping the discussion, and our community, civil and respectful.

Hate the CAPTCHA? members can edit comments, skip the preview, and never have to prove they're not robots. Join now!

Our Privacy Notice has been updated to explain how we use cookies, which you accept by continuing to use this website. To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices.