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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' opens in theaters this week

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' opens in theaters this week

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It’s probably the one superhero clash comic lovers have long imagined and expected to see happen. Thanks to filmmaker Zack Snyder, Batman and Superman get a go at each other.

Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ pits the two comic book icons against each other in a follow up to Snyder’s 2013 film, Man of Steel.

The film is set 2 years after Superman’s battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis leaving behind a collateral damage of loss of lives and an angry population.

There's always been that little tete-a-tete with Batman and Superman and there's always been that question amongst fans - who will win in a fight?

Crime-fighting billionaire, Bruce Wayne or Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end Superman’s reign on Earth.

With Batman and Superman now at each other’s throat, the cunning Lex Luthor launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel, parading as a new powerful destructive monster called Doomsday.

The two superheroes now have to set their differences aside and team up with others to fight the real enemy.

For Ben Affleck who plays Batman “some of the themes that are at work in this story that are resonate to me, in particular, have to do with fear.”

“The way that we get afraid, how we react and sometimes that turns us into the worst version of ourselves, we get more scared, we want to go on the attack, we kind of rear up and get our hackles up and there’s no place to go from there but to conflict,” he said.

Henry Cavill who reprises his role as Superman thinks the question about which of the two superheroes will win their war cannot be answered in one movie.

“There’s always been that little tete-a-tete with Batman and Superman and there’s always been that question amongst fans – who will win in a fight? – and as much as this does answer questions the great thing about the comic book world is you can never fully answer a question because there will always be another question that comes before it or another scenario,” Cavill said.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg who plays the villain Doomsday, said just as Superman’s original 1938 comic book debut was seen as a reflection of America’s need for a hero during the Great Depression, ‘Batman vs Superman’ reflects certain elements of American society today.

“My character is a classic xenophobe, he looks at Superman as an alien – which Superman is, he’s from this planet – and he comes down and everybody feels threatened, and I very explicitly try to rile the public up to feel threatened by this creature from another place. I think if you look at some of the more nasty, political discourses, at least in our country today, you’d see shades of that” said Eisenberg.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is on available in selected theaters this week.

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