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First Look at BATMAN V SUPERMAN Featuring Wonder Woman!

Actual photos from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are finally starting to be released, slowly piecing together what we might expect to see on the fateful day we all roll into the theaters next summer.

Entertainment Weekly was lucky enough to get the scoop for their over-sized Comic-Con Preview where they take readers inside production of the anticipated superhero movie.

Zack Snyder recalls the first time he pitched the idea to co-captains of the DC Comics/Warner Bros. superhero cinematic series, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. The idea actually was only meant to be an Easter egg. “I said, ‘What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there’s a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor,’” says Snyder. I assume he meant that at the end of Man of Steel 2 a box of Kryptonite would be sent to Bruce Wayne, thus teasing a possible confrontation between the two icons. “Everyone was like…‘Okaay.’ Once you say it out loud it’s a problem because you can’t unsay it.”

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Batman v Superman introduces a new Batman, no relation to Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, which ended only four years ago. Ben Affleck plays an older Caped Crusader that closely resembles, at least in part, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. The unending crime in Gotham is not slowing down; he’s worn down, he’s grouchier, and he’s likely on the heading towards total disillusionment. “He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.” Batman’s worried that with all of Superman’s influence and power, the hero will soon become the villain — an overlord of the people under the guise of a savior. So it’s up to him to take him out before that happens.

Finally, we’re delving into Batman’s paranoia.

Just for good measure, Batman v Superman decided to throw in a couple more well-known heroes: Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). The way EW describes Batman v Superman, this is merely a way station for the upcoming Justice League movie, as well as the starter for a series of other superhero spotlights. “It’s a marathon. No, it’s a marathon within a marathon,” says Snyder. “Do you know that race from Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney? It’s, like, 100 miles and it’s from the lowest point in the continental United States to the highest. It’s crazy. Anyway, it’s like that.”

Here are more pictures below:

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Christina Janke

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Host of "Intro to Geek" on Shauncastic.com. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Gail Simone, and hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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