Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just mere days away from exploding onto screens across America and the rest of the world. This is going to be the superhero showdown of the year! And to get everyone ready, Warner Bros. and DC Comics is really putting their pedal to the metal. Today, we have an epic TV spot that shows Kal-El has finally met his match. We also get to see Wonder Woman back in action as she joins these two heroes in what will surely be one of 2016's biggest blockbusters. But that's not all!
The official Lex Luthor Website is live. And it appears that the company is gathering data through cognitive tests in an effort to build an operating system that can 'behave more human'. What does this mean for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We're not sure. Here's what the site has to say as it sets out to create a version of Apple's Siri that behaves and thinks like a real person.
"Lex/OS Beta. Help us build a more human system. Innovation is a human instinct The desire to make our lives better and safer has driven innovation since man discovered fire. In the 21st century, we are innovating automation. An age of machines that will 'think' for us, freeing up brain power to tackle the world's biggest questions. When machines behave like machines, they can be compromised. But when machines begin to behave more like humans, that complexity and uniqueness can make us more secure. Lex/OS is the world's first neural network based operating system. We're teaching it to think like a human, but we need your help. As a Beta Tester, your actions will teach the system how humans solve problems. Each time you participate, the system will get smarter. Ready to get started?"
Along with this newly operational website, we also get a fresh look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor illuminated by the neon Lex Corp. sign. These arrive with a trio of images featuring director Zack Snyder on set with his cast. We get to see him interacting with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne, who all reprise their roles from 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. 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).