Get ready to meet the Suicide Squad, Cyborg, Shazam, Aquaman and a new Flash
'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice'
"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"
Release Year: 2016
Main superheroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and presumably several others in cameo roles.
Cast to date: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne, Scoot McNairy, Harry Lennix, Ray Fisher
Biggest question: Can they get this right? This is that moment. This is the lynchpin where DC starts to make their big play. So much of what they have planned after 2016 depends on Zack Snyder getting this film right. He's got to introduce a complicated interwoven mythology in which we go from a world that has only ever known one superhero in "Man Of Steel" to a world in which they're everywhere. It's a big jump, and pushing Batman and Superman center-stage is about as safe a bet as they could make. After all, those are the two characters the studio has been able to successfully launch, so using them to anchor the film where they introduce everything else makes sense. But if they get it wrong, the potential for disaster is truly terrifying. Literal billions are on the line for Warner Bros. No wonder they're taking so long with it… nothing has ever mattered the way this one does.
-- Drew McWeeny