Batman and Superman are the two lead characters that will take the stage in Dawn of Justice. But, as you all know very well, what's coming down in Zack Snyder's flick is much more complex than that.
In fact, while the confrontation between the two A-listers is the crux of the movie, Dawn of Justice will be the first major crossover venture of DC. Sure there's Wonder Woman and Aquaman, just to list the most resonant of the names.
But there are also a handful of reputed sidekicks and villains that pull from either the Batman lore or from the Superman mythology. Here are the names of the significant BVS characters you must get familiar with before you take theaters by storm in 2016 (March 25th) when the movie premieres.
The search for a new Batman didn't take that long. In about one month from the announcement of the venture Ben Affleck was officially confirmed (mid-July, 2013). Affleck is supposed to portray a more mature - aged, in fact - Batman for Dawn of Justice.
The Caped Crusader is a veteran, watching over Gotham City after purging it of crime. He comes with a slightly distinct imagery, as the new costume he'll put on clearly indicates.
The Batmobile, a celebrated centerpiece of the Batman lore, is certainly changed, fitting perfectly in this new imagery Snyder has envisioned for Dawn of Justice.
It's likely that his "quarrel" with Superman comes in the aftermath of what happens in Man of Steel, which divides the world in followers and naysayers. Batman would be but the exponent of the crowd who challenges Superman as leader.
Dawn of Justice won't feature just a new take on Batman, but it will also introduce an intriguing Superman. Caught between the desire to fulfill his destiny and the need to accommodate on Earth, he also has to face the imminence of his encounter with Batman.
The fact half of the world challenges his status of savior of the day - the False God graffiti on his statue, as seen in the trailer, is indicative of that - adds up.