San Diego Comic Con 2015 is just around the corner, and with it (hopefully) comes some news on 2016’s most anticipated release Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. A new profile in Entertainment Weekly recently gave us a fresh look at the project with some brand new images, and now star Henry Cavill has opened up about the new film, and what fans can expect from it, promising that this is not Man Of Steel 2.
“As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel,” says Cavill. “It’s more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel.”
While there’s no immediate Man Of Steel sequels planned, Cavill himself doesn’t seemed to be worried, and is more concerned with the task of brining the Justice League together. “There’s plenty of time for individual Superman sequels,” the actor says. Cavill also believes that the introduction of Batman to this mythos presents a new character archetype for fans to get behind.
“He’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories.”
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is set to have a big reveal at this year’s Comic Con as part of the Warner Brothers presentation on July 11, before it will premiere next year on March 24, 2016.