In just a few months, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will kick off Warner Bros.' new DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU). While we get ready for that highly-anticipated release, Hot Toys is preparing to unveil their new lineup of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectibles at Toy Soul 2015 in Hong Kong, which starts on Friday, December 18. Earlier today, the Hot Toys Facebook page released a new photo from their collectibles lineup, which features highly-detailed depictions of both Batman and Superman. Here's what the company had to say about this image on their Facebook page.
"Black and blue, god vs. man, day vs. night!" Prepare for the gladiator fight between Son of Krypton and Bat of Gotham! Hot Toys 1/6th scale collectible figures of these two titans from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will officially unveil at the upcoming Toy Soul 2015 on Dec 18 in Hong Kong. Remember to keep a look out for them at Hot Toys' booth (F01-16)!"
This photo comes just a few days after Hot Toys unveiled their Batmobile collectible, which will also be showcased at Toy Soul 2015 this weekend. It isn't known when the Batmobile or these Batman and Superman action figures will be available for purchase yet, but the merchandising company may make this announcement during Toy Soul 2015. Hopefully we'll get to see many more photos from this collection as the countdown to Toy Soul 2015, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice itself, continues.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the first big-screen adventure ever that brings both Batman and Superman together. We learned from director Zack Snyder at this year's Comic Con that Batman's Gotham and Superman's Metropolis are "twin cities" separated by a bay, similar to San Francisco and Oakland. It has also been confirmed that part of the destruction in 2013's Man of Steel spilled over into Gotham, destroying Wayne Tower, which helps set up the conflict between these two heroes.
There have been rumors that the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) joining forces with the rest of the Justice League, The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Even if we don't see these heroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it won't be long before this superhero team comes together. And we can expect to see Hot Toys for all of these iconic DC Comics heroes.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will kick of Warner Bros.' DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) on March 25, 2016. Just a few months later, the villains will take over with Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), which will also feature an appearance by Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight. Those movies will be followed by Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017), Justice League Part 1 (November 17, 2017), The Flash (March 23, 2018), Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), Cyborg (April 3, 2020) and Green Lantern Corps. (June 19, 2020). Take a look at these new Hot Toys merchandising photos for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When you pre-order both, you even get a 1/6th scale Batman Tech Cowl as seen in the movie! Pretty cool, right?