Take two of the most iconic superheroes ever created, fling them into battle and what do you get? A cinematic super-smackdown to rival the likes of Marvel.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will mark the first time the pair have appeared together onscreen. And the sting in the tail? As the ‘V’ in the title implies the do-gooders won’t be on the same side. The story pits the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel against one another courtesy of an idea cooked up by director Zack Snyder (and the comic books).
But this isn’t just about the ultimate battle between the big name foes. Aside from the inevitable punch-up, Dawn of Justice carries the duty of introducing a raft of major Justice League characters ahead of the next instalment. It’s a big task which Marvel have managed to pull off with its mammoth cinematic universe-lynchpin The Avengers, but with the grittier, darker take on superheroes DC is aiming for, Marvel might have met its match.
Before the film hits theatres on March 25 2016, get the lowdown on everything you need to know about who will be punching who in Dawn of Justice.