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FIRST LOOK: Henry Cavill as Superman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Batman may be getting top billing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that doesn't mean we should forget about Superman himself. While director Zack Snyder debuted our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman through Twitter, USA Today got the big reveal of Henry Cavill as Superman.

Of course, Cavill played Superman in Man of Steel, so we already had a pretty good idea of what to expect in Batman v Superman. There doesn't appear to be much of a change to Superman's outfit in this movie. There have been rumblings of multiple costumes for Batman, so there's always the chance we get another version of Superman down the road.

Snyder also discussed with USA Today the honor of being the guy to finally bring these two iconic superheroes together on the big screen.

It ultimately made sense with Dawn of Justice to add Bruce Wayne and his cowled alter ego to the mix. Because of Christopher Nolan's recent Dark Knight trilogy, "I was in no rush to put Batman in the movie," Snyder says, "but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in."

Instead of using several movies to define Affleck's Batman, Snyder felt the character's 75-year mythology is so deep in culture now that they can just jump to an older, road-weary take on the Dark Knight. Plus, he says, "it's cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys."

The director can't say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, "but suffice it to say there is a 'v' in between their names" in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the "v" instead of "vs." is a way "to keep it from being a straight 'versus' movie, even in the most subtle way."

Snyder's only done a few scenes so far with Cavill and Affleck together, but the historical significance isn't lost on him, he says. "It's never really been done and it's kinda cool."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to open on May 6, 2016.
FIRST LOOK: Henry Cavill as Superman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 7/03/2014 Rating: 5

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