This summer is already off to a massive start with names like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, and this weekend’s Jurassic World, but next summer comes much sooner this time around next year. Warner Bros.’ slated March 2016 release date for their next highly anticipated Man of Steel follow-up kicks off the summer blockbuster season earlier then ever before, and hopefully it’s a monstrous start.
Although we’ve seen a number of images, posters, and even a teaser trailer on Zack Snyder’s jam-packed superhero flick, we’ve yet to get an official synopsis on the film. We have an idea coming from the first teaser trailer, but now it’s backed up as the official synopsis for Batman V Superman seems to have been revealed. You can check it out below thanks to Collider:
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.
This is definitely something that’s been heard about the movie for a while now, and it stays very consistent with the tone of the teaser trailer. Building off of the ‘first contact’ story and continuing it to the next step. That’s where Batman comes in, taking the events of Man of Steel and the one responsible into his own hands (quite possibly even hired by the Government or Lex Luthor).
But the biggest thing coming from this synopsis is the so-called ‘new threat’. What kind of threat is big that it quickly ends the feud between the titular heroes? It’s still not known what role Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will play, but it’s a safe bet that he won’t be the only threat needing attention. Many questions still to be answered about Dawn Justice, including how Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman fits in? There’s still quite a bit of time to see everything unfold, but this synopsis is definitely a good start.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25th, 2016. Directed by Zack Snyder starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Jason Momoa, and Holly Hunter.