Production Officially Begins on 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

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Zack Snyder has been teasing us with black and white photos of the untitled Man of Steel sequel that's he's directing in Michigan and set photos of Gal Gadot have been leaked out, so the movie has been filming for at least a week, if not longer. Today, we have received official word.

The title of the movie will be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it will star Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder. They will be joined by Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Iron, and Holly Hunter.

While plot details are under wraps, we can assume Dawn of Justice will lay the groundwork for the forthcoming Justice League movie, which Zack Snyder will also direct.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will open opposite Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016. Look for one of these movies to move to a different date.

Here's the full press release.

BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2014 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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