‘Batman v. Superman’ Plot Details Revealed in New Official Synopsis

The DC comics adaptation hits theaters in March 2016

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
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Warner Bros. has released the official synopsis for the upcoming DC comic adaptation “Batman v. Superman.”

While we already knew the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) would take on the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) in the film, the summary does provide a new detail about the plot. Read the full synopsis below.

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

No word yet on what that threat might be, but the safe bet would be the rise of the nefarious Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), who would no doubt look to take advantage of the two heroes battling each other to move forward with his own evil plans.

The appearance of such a supervillain would also necessitate that Batman and Superman team up to stop him, thus setting the stage for the Justice League movie that is currently slated for 2017.

The film will also star Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Zack Snyder is directing, with David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio writing the screenplay.

“Batman v. Superman” premieres in theaters Mar. 25, 2016.