"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is state of the art epic superhero filmmaking. That's a compliment if you prefer these movies to be ponderous, disorganized and glum, but a warning if you prefer tonal variation from film to film and scene to scene, and have a soft spot for storytelling that actually tells, you know, a story, as opposed to doing an occasionally inspired but mostly just competent job of setting up the next chapter in a Marvel-styled franchise.
Director Zack Snyder tells the newspaper that adding DC Comics characters such as Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) makes the movie "thicker, denser and more epic" than Man of Steel and allows it to be the next step toward building a strong movie universe that will ultimately lead to Snyder's Justice League.
So we can better learn to pick ourselves up. Wrong. It's so Warner Bros. can pick up the iconic hero once again for a whole double entendre. That's right, the Justice League. In the upcoming sequel for Man of Steel, entitled: Batman vs. Superman, Warner Bros. will be presenting the two iconic heroes in a shared DC universe, scheduled to be released in the summer of 2015.