'Today is a day for truth!' Today is also a day for a brand new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sneak peek. Director Zack Snyder is on hand to show off new footage and talk about the story behind his superhero epic. This featurette mainly focuses on Turkish Airlines, and what it means to the production. The filmmaker first describes the tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and how it ties into 2013 blockbuster Man of Steel.
"With Batman V Superman, I wanted to continue this tone established in Man of Steel, but I really wanted to recapture some of the quality of the movies I loved, that inspired me. We spent a lot of time and were very careful about where we would go for the next journey into the DC universe. We knew we had established a Clark Kent/Superman character in a world that we could build out. We just felt that it was an original concept to pit him against another hero...But a darker hero. And Batman was the perfect foil."
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has an exclusive partnership with Turkish Airlines. And it's a relationship that Zack Snyder is quite proud of. The company is part of the storyline in this DC Comics franchise sequel. And it is quite impactful, especially in making this feel like a real world event. Here's what the director has to say about including Turkish Airlines and how it affects what we tried to bring to the big screen.
"Once you enter such a fantastical world as Batman V Superman, and you enter a real world product and company like Turkish Airlines, and you bring it in to really set the world as real...That's what I was really inspired by as a filmmaker. I thought, 'Wow! We have created a really fantastical world for these two superheroes, in that Batman and Superman are battling it out. But the presence of Turkish Airlines really makes me feel like these things are happening. Turkish Airlines has this motto: Widen Your World. The interesting way that has played into what we have done as a film, is that we have literally widen the world by creating these two mythical cities of Gotham and Metropolis. What got me excited about Turkish Airlines is their global reach. Their global brand, and what they could bring to our movie. This awareness. And they bring a certain quality of product, and it is at a really high level. It's a great relationship for us, because we try to create a product that has a high production value. A high conceptual impact. I think the relationship with Turkish Airlines is really exciting for us."
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. He 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.
From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Zack Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launches Warner Bros. new DC Comics slate of movies over the next several years. Next up will be Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), 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 the first Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and learn about the important role Turkish Airlines plays in making this DC Comics adventure one of the more realistic superhero movies.