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New Images from BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Feature the Male Leads

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 11:53 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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A few new images from director Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated DC Comics film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been released, and they highlight the movie’s three principal male characters: Batman, Superman, and Lex Luthor. The titular heroes look rather exhausted, as Henry Cavill’s Supes is seen in some sort of abandoned building while Ben Affleck’s Batman gets pummeled by rain in his Bat-armor. It’s Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor who appears to be the most relaxed of the bunch, as the character’s 21st century iteration evokes the tech CEOs of Silicon Valley with maybe a touch of Zuckerberg thrown in for good measure.

Portraying the iconic Superman villain as a young, bullish head of hip LexCorp is a smart way to go—the face of Big Business is changing, and I’m eager to see if any specific Silicon Valley folks have informed Eisenberg’s performance here.

Take a look at the new photos below, via Empire. The film also stars Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jason Momoa. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on March 25, 2016.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero 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 and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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