When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in 2016, just four years will have passed since the final entry (The Dark Knight Rises) in Christopher Nolan's universally revered Dark Knight trilogy. With the consistently interesting Zack Snyder in the driver's seat, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stands a better chance of establishing its own identity in the increasingly crowded sphere of comic book films.

In a decidedly Zack Snyder-esque move in direct opposition to the old sentiment "less is more," the film — starring Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman) and Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman) — will also include appearances from Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for their new Batman v Superman cover story, Snyder compares the process of launching the heavy-on-characters production to a relentless marathon. "Do you know that race from Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney? It’s, like, 100 miles and it’s from the lowest point in the continental United States to the highest," posits Snyder. "Anyway, it’s like that."

EW also unveiled some previously unreleased pictures from the production, featuring a reads-Four-Pins-not-even-once version of Lex Luthor and a predictably dapper Bruce Wayne:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

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