While promoting the U.K. Blu-ray release of Man of Steel, Henry Cavill spoke about his new Batman Vs. Superman co-star Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in the highly-anticipated sequel.

"I'm sure he'll be fantastic, above all else, and as a filmmaker he's got his own style, you know, he's not copying anyone else. And he's also sort of been tenacious in his career. He's had ups followed by downs and now he's very up again and I think that requires and shows a very special strength of character, and it's something I enjoy working with because jobs like this require a strength of character. They require a dedication to the work and a belief in oneself and Ben has that, clearly."
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We reported in August that production is slated to begin in Detroit and other surrounding areas in the first quarter of 2014, although an exact shooting start date has not been revealed. Man of Steel stars Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) are reprising their roles for the sequel, although no other cast members have been announced yet.

Zack Snyder is directing from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.