Superman and Batman to face off in 'Dawn of Justice'

Wed May 21, 2014 4:39pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. studio on Wednesday unveiled the title of director Zack Snyder's anticipated superhero sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," in which the two legendary DC Comics heroes will face off.

The film, scheduled for release on May 6, 2016, is the follow-up to last year's "Man of Steel," which grossed $668 million in worldwide ticket sales.

"Dawn of Justice" will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman opposite "Argo" actor and director Ben Affleck as Batman, a choice that split many fans of the franchise.

The film will also star Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey)

Director Zack Snyder arrives for the world premiere of the film "Man of Steel" in New York June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson