With the year that was 2015 now winding down, many are already looking ahead to what 2016 will have to offer for movie fans. One of the most highly-anticipated projects of next year is just over three months away, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters on March 25. Today we have a new international TV spot chocked full of new footage, courtesy of Batman News, plus new details on the movie's possible runtime.
DC Comics Movie is reporting that the runtime of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is 151 minutes (2 hours 31 minutes). This runtime hasn't been confirmed by Warner Bros. yet, but if it is authentic, then Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will clock in at eight minutes longer than 2013's Man of Steel. The news isn't terribly surprising, especially given persistent rumors that the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will introduce Justice League characters The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
Fearing the actions of a god-like superhero 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 vs Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will launch Warner Bros.' DC Comics movie slate, which includes Suicide Squad, Justice League Part 1, Justice League Part 2 and stand alone movies featuring the Justice League members.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice brings both Batman and Superman to the big screen for the first time, while featuring other iconic DC Comics characters such as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), and Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons). The supporting cast includes Man of Steel stars Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), along with Holly Hunter in a role created specifically for this movie. Other supporting cast members include Jena Malone, Callan Mulvey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tao Okamoto and Scoot McNairy. Jena Malone has been rumored to play Barbara Gordon, while Callan Mulvey is rumored to portray Anatoli Knyazev, also known as KGBeast.
Zack Snyder directs Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from a script by Chris Terrio. Both the writer and director will return for Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, which starts production this coming spring in London. Check out this new promo for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, arriving in theaters March 25, 2016.