Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. "[93], Mark Hughes writing for Forbes notes that the film inverts the politics of The Dark Knight Returns by having Superman as the outsider character who is questioned by the government and media. "[230] Continuing this trend, in its third weekend, the film dropped by 54.3% in which Brad Brevet concluded in a follow-up for Box Office Mojo that "the legs on this one are proving quite short. [203][204] Warner Bros also partnered with Omaze to give fans who donated a chance to win "The Ultimate Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Experience", while benefiting three nonprofit organizations nominated by Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg. [298], Lindy West in The Guardian described the film as "153 minutes of a grown man whacking two dolls together", asking "[h]as the definition of 'movie' changed from 'motion picture story that a human wrote on purpose' to '700 only tangentially related 12-second grey and red vignettes'? He impales the creature with it, but in its dying moments, the creature kills Superman, who was weakened by kryptonite exposure. [94], Writing for Screen Rant, Andrew Dyce wrote "Bruce has, like so many political figures and nations, given up the moral high ground, rationalized his extreme methods as necessary, identified an enemy he does not seek to understand, and abandoned the spirit, if not the explicit values upon which his country - rather, upon which his mission was founded. I'll let that one speak for itself. [70] Reprising their roles from Man of Steel are Harry Lennix as Secretary Calvin Swanwick,[71] Christina Wren as Major Carrie Farris,[72] Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent,[73] Rebecca Buller as Jenny Jurwich, Chad Krowchuk as Glen Woodburn, and Carla Gugino as the Kryptonian AI Kelor. We're bringing Batman into the universe that now this Superman lives in. [267] Like other DC films, such as Watchmen, Green Lantern and Man of Steel, it opened to record breaking numbers but then dropped the following weekend onward due largely to bad critical reception and mixed word of mouth from audiences. The plot is unknown. [145], A second Batsuit was also unveiled at Comic-Con, and unlike the first, it is armored. Wayne learns that Russian weapon trafficker Anatoli Knyazev has been contacting LexCorp mogul Lex Luthor. [94] Meanwhile, Superman, Outlaw writes, represents "the more left-wing, liberal, American ideal", while Luthor represents "insidious opportunists who exploited (and still exploit) the turmoil of a post-9/11, war-torn, world for personal gain. In the process, it only makes the original cut even more inexplicable and terrible. [78][79][80][81][82][83][84][85] Joe Morton appears in a role as Silas Stone, Victor's father. [133] Conversely, PopMatters journalist J.C. Maçek III supported Affleck's casting as Batman, stating, "Way back when the news was new I wrote a PopMatters article defending the choice of Ben Affleck as Batman. [117], Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Lennix and Christina Wren reprise their roles from Man of Steel. [65] On his role, Downes stated that he was proud to be part of the film and expressed his admiration in helping bring Doomsday to life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While never identified onscreen or in the credits, beyond Luthor telling Superman the creature is "your doomsday", Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (soundtrack), Shostakovich: Waltz II (Jazz Suite No. [148] The glasses Cavill wears as Clark Kent are made by British spectacle designer Tom Davies. 4 VIDEOS | 62 IMAGES. National Comics Publications, Inc. v. Fawcett Publications, Inc. 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Martha gives Lois an envelope containing an engagement ring from Clark. It's a far cry from the somewhat cartoonish villain we've seen in the clips from the film. Batman and Robin of the 1960s live action series are back in action to take down their fiendish foes united once more against them. "[304] On his podcast Hollywood Babble-On, film director Kevin Smith, a long-time friend and collaborator of Affleck, praised Affleck's performance but panned the film, commenting that it "didn't really have a heart" and was "humorless", arguing that "there seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding of what those characters are about. Senator Patrick Leahy makes a cameo appearance as Senator Purrington, whilst U.S. And he works alone. He lives in the shadows. But once Zack [Snyder] showed [him] the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris[topher Nolan] and Christian [Bale] made, but still in keeping with tradition, [he] was excited. [275][276] Its second weekend earnings fell 66% overall to $85.25 million. With Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis. "[96] He compared Superman's character to the Muslim American experience, concluding that the film "is a condemnation of what America is becoming, a place where immigrants, especially those unfairly tainted because of the mass destruction caused by a few, are no longer part of a viable American dream. Elsewhere, Batman breaks into LexCorp and steals the kryptonite. Robin Atkin Downes performed the motion capture and voice work for the creature at the film's climax. [263][264] The steep drop also marks the fourth-biggest for a film that opened above $100 million (tied with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2). [254], Following its record breaking opening weekend, it posted the biggest March Monday with $15.05 million, a drop of 55% from its Sunday gross. [249] Excluding the Thursday previews, it earned $53.89 million on Friday which is the fifth-biggest ever. [178] However, on April 16, the trailer leaked online,[179] and within a few hours Snyder officially released the trailer to Twitter. It tops Man of Steel by more than $200 million," and that "overall, BvS successfully relaunched DC's cinematic universe." [225] Brad Brevet, writing for Box Office Mojo, reported that "it appeared Batman v Superman was looking at a drop anywhere from 58–68% and it ended up settling in on the wrong side of those expectations. And in that way the film serves as a metaphor for its own aspirations. [272] Through Sunday, March 27, it earned an opening-weekend total of $256.5 million from 66 countries on over 40,000 screens, making it the biggest superhero opening weekend of all time, the biggest overall March opening, the second-biggest opening ever for Warner Bros., and the fifth-biggest international opening on record. [277], In Mexico, it had the biggest opening day for Warner Bros. and the second-biggest of all time with $5.8 million, including record-breaking midnight showings. [157] Other locations included the Michigan Motion Picture Studios, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Yorkville, Illinois, the South Pacific, and New Mexico. Back in the present, eighteen months after the battle between Superman and General Zod in Metropolis,[N 1] Superman has become a controversial figure. Having witnessed the chaos of that battle in person, he sees Superman as an existential threat to humanity. Batman responds, helped by other heroes. He falls into a cave, and a circling vortex of bats elevates him back to the surface. [330] With the release of the Ultimate Edition, which was the director's original version of the film before additional editing, critics noted that the film would have likely been better received with the additional footage. [234][291], It became the Warner Bros.' highest-grossing film of all time in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. [237][238][176] Despite surpassing this amount, it was considered "a disappointment" for failing to reach $1 billion,[237][239][240] This resulted in Warner Bros. creating DC Films in May 2016, giving a dedicated executive team responsibility for films based on DC Comics, similar to the dedicated Marvel Comics focus of Marvel Studios within the larger Walt Disney Studios group. ", "Super Bowl: Ryan Reynolds' 'Deadpool' to Invade the Big Game (Exclusive)", "The final Batman v. Superman trailer is here and it's intense", "The Dark Knight takes the spotlight in final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer", "Batman V Superman Fans Can Win a Trip to the Premiere, Game Consoles and More", "Watch These Kids Tell Henry Cavill Who Is Better: Superman Or Batman? "[300] Writing in The Telegraph, Robbie Collin called the film "humourless" and "the most incoherent blockbuster in years". [307][308] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called the film "better than Man of Steel but below the high bar set by Nolan's Dark Knight," adding that "Dawn of Justice is still a colossus, the stuff that DC Comics dreams are made of for that kid in all of us who yearns to see Batman and Superman suit up and go in for the kill. Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent is mutilated in a laboratory accident. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. "[196], Warner Bros. did not buy a Super Bowl 50 commercial;[197] instead, they worked with Turkish Airlines to put together a pair of Batman v Superman-themed airline commercials. To further establish the interconnection between the films of the shared universe, Chris Pine, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, and Eugene Brave Rock appear on Diana Prince's photo as Steve Trevor, Sameer, Charlie, and Chief Napi, all characters who would appear in the Wonder Woman film. [162] Principal photography wrapped on December 5, 2014. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. A dour, disdainful demeanor, plus a gluttony of complex plot twists, dissipates most of the contact high. For the Colombian film "Dawn of Justice", see, Although the film never explicitly identifies the mysterious man nor where he comes from, producer Deborah Snyder has confirmed that he is. [125][126], On casting Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Snyder offered, "Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions". "[321], An extended cut of the film dubbed the Ultimate Edition was released on home media platforms, alongside the theatrical cut. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders ( 2016) Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. "[319] Eisenberg responded to the critiques by saying he attempted to "make these people real and relatable and interesting and engaging, not just, you know, a surface bad person. It’s not a redemption, or a full change, as he does kill mercenaries at the warehouse in the following scene, but it is a start. [262] It fell precipitously by 69.1% in its second weekend, grossing $51.3 million from 4,256 theaters (an addition of 14 cinemas) due to poor reviews and mixed word of mouth, establishing itself an infamous record for the seventh steepest drop for a superhero/comic book adapted film and the steepest decline since the -69% posted by X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, despite facing little to no competition or new wide-releases and having the added benefit of 30% K–12 schools off, and 9% of colleges on break, per ComScore. [289] It held the top spot for its first seven days only, after which it faced stiff competitions from local productions,[276] and fell dramatically from then onwards in accruing revenue. [269] A similar result was followed by DC's third superhero film, Suicide Squad released in August 2016,[270] although Suicide Squad became less front loaded than Dawn of Justice. An extended cut dubbed the "Ultimate Edition", which features 31 minutes of additional footage, was released digitally on June 28, 2016, and on Blu-ray on July 19, 2016. He fights criminals wherever he finds them. Batman: The Killing Joke is a 2016 American adult animated superhero thriller film produced by Warner Bros. [110] Further commenting on the influences, Terrio revealed in an article published by The Wall Street Journal that the movie would draw inspiration from Nolan's Batman trilogy, Italian semiotician Umberto Eco's 1972 essay "The Myth of Superman", and the W.H. Superman saves her and confronts Luthor, who reveals he manipulated him and Batman by fueling their distrust. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together, as well as the first live-action cinematic portrayal of Wonder Woman. "[121] Affleck previously stated in 2006 that Daredevil had "inoculated [him] from ever playing another superhero". 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