Marvel's cinematic universe has been blossoming for many years now and everyone is curious how the other big comics publishing company will respond. With Man of Steel, in 2013, DC already set the basics for their shared cinematic universe but since the announcement of the sequel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the excitement about two of DC's most iconic superheroes clashing, in this upcoming movie, started to grow immensely.
As it turns out, the title is more misleading than what we thought.
At least according to Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel. He warned the fans to lower their expectations regarding that epic fight between Batman and Superman. The actor said that Superman doesn't want to fight any human, since he knows what he is capable of with a fragile human body. However, he is oblivious to Batman's cunning and his knowledge of Superman's weakness or kryptonite, so a match between the two wouldn't be so lopsided as it would seem at first glance.
The first trailer released showed a glimpse of a potential fighting scene between Mr. Cavill's and Ben Affleck's characters. Batman is in his armored Batsuit and he challenges the Man of Steel, who slowly descends onto the ground to meet his adversary. Although the scene looked more than promising, Mr. Cavill's words are an indicator that we should control our expectations.
The scene might be only a little bit of a fist fight and an exchange of not-so-kind words before they both find out about the true threat against humanity, and finally unite their strengths to save the Earth.
Although the first part of the movie's title is misleading, the other part of it, Dawn of Justice, seems to be more straightforward. Since DC also wants to have its big superhero climax like Marvel's Avengers, the sequel will also include Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, Flash, played by Ezra Miller, and Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, who will also have a bigger role in the movie. Green Lantern's appearance has yet to be confirmed by the studio but it would be strange if the ringbearer hero is excluded from the starting chapter of the Justice League.