Despite a number of trailers and other footage that has already been released for Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there is still plenty we don't know about this superhero adventure. With just over one month until this highly-anticipated movie hits theaters, new merchandise is starting to hit the shelves in conjunction with this movie, including a two-in-one companion book entitled Guide to the Caped Crusader / Guide to the Man of Steel: Movie Flip Book. This 112-page book was released today, and Comic Book Movie has compiled a gallery of new images featured in this book, which gives us a look at some of Batman's (Ben Affleck) weapons, along with our first look at Bruce Wayne's parents.
Last month, we reported that The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan has been cast as Martha Wayne, Bruce's mother, alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who had already been confirmed to play Bruce's father, Thomas Wayne. This book gives us our first look at the Wayne family, including Thomas, Martha and a young Bruce Wayne (Brandon Spink), along with new images of Batman, Superman (Henry Cavill), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), Perry White (Laurence Fishburne), Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons).
Perhaps the most intriguing photos are those that showcase Batman's massive array of new gadgets, and the Batcave itself. Some of the gadgets include a new version of the Batarang throwing weapon, the grapnel gun and a crossbow. We also get a new look at the Bat-Computer, the Batcave garage and even the Batsuit case, which can apparently only be accessed through Bruce Wayne's own handprint. We haven't seen much of the Batcave and the Dark Knight's weapons in the footage that has been released thus far, so hopefully we'll see more of these gadgets in clips and TV spots leading up to the March 25 release.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set after the events of 2013's Man of Steel. Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth. As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. Batman fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman's wrongs. The rivalry between them is furious, fueled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launches Warner Bros. new DC Comics slate of movies, including Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), 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). You can visit Amazon.com to order the Guide to the Caped Crusader / Guide to the Man of Steel: Movie Flip Book, which costs $9.99 on paperback and $7.99 on the Kindle e-reader. Take a look at these photos below, and stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.