Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Plot: Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Back in 2007, the Will Smith-led adaptation of I Am Legend seemed to predict Batman v Superman when it featured a poster for the movie as an Easter Egg in the background.
Ben Affleck began working out two hours a day the very next day after he was cast as Batman, to get ready for the role. He gained an additional 20 lbs of muscle and reached 8% body fat for his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The bat-suit that Ben Affleck wears is based on Batman's suit in the comic book "The Dark Knight Returns," written by Frank Miller and published in 1986.
After seeing his performance in Cloud Atlas (2012), the studio wanted Tom Hanks to portray Lex Luthor.
Ben Affleck is seventeen months older than Christian Bale, marking the first time the actor taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne is older than the actor who last played the role in a live action movie.
The film was originally pitched in August 2001 by Andrew Kevin Walker, with Wolfgang Petersen to direct and Akiva Goldsman to script. Goldman's script had Bruce Wayne's fiancée slain by the Joker, which sends him on a revenge rampage and brings him into conflict with Superman who tries to stop him. The film was shelved.
Batman has a Robin costume that reads: "The joke's on you." This is a reference to Jason Todd, who served as the second Robin, Batman's sidekick, and who was tortured and beaten to death by the Joker.
The film was shot primarily in Detroit, Michigan.
When we pick up with Lois Lane at the beginning of the film, she’s on assignment in Africa and accompanied by a photographer that we later learn is a CIA associate. That undercover agent was ace photographer for the Daily Planet, Jimmy Olsen.
It’s impossible to think of an actor who can truly embody all aspects of an anti-hero like Batman, but the producers of the movie revealed that it wasn’t just talent, but height they were looking for. To get the right dynamic between the green Superman and veteran Batman, they wanted an actor whom Henry Cavill would have to literally look up to. At around 6’3?, Ben Affleck stands more than a little taller than the Man of Steel.