Director Zack Snyder of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has already revealed that the DC movie will tell the story of how the Justice League will be formed. However, Atlas Entertainment President and producer Charles Roven said that fans of the movie will be more enthralled in the "Batman v Superman" aspect of the film rather than the "Dawn of Justice," even though the birth of the Justice League is very important too.
"I think like any genre, the movies have to be good and you have to keep the audience engaged," he told Collider. "One of the things that we're doing when we're bringing together the DC Justice League Universe is we're creating not only stories that work for the individual film but they have some resonance to the other films that we're doing. And I'm hoping that what's also gonna keep the interest very keen is we're telling hopefully compelling stories."
"I think that the film is called 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' so there's a reason it's called 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 'and not 'Dawn of Justice: Batman v Superman,'" he further said. "So you're gonna invest mostly in Batman v Superman and I think that you'll find other characters in there that you hopefully will want to see more of."
Roven said that fans always want to see inspirational and aspirational characters on the big screen, and they have tried to deliver both those things to fans. At the same time, their story is both compelling and relatable, as well as interesting and emotional, and fans will definitely invest their emotions into the characters.
"So you talk about Man of Steel and I felt that Clark's relationship with both of his fathers was pretty emotional and you can relate, certainly people who lost a loved one can relate, and we all have at some point in our lives lost loved ones. So I think even with Batman v Superman we wanna have characters that touch us, and if we can continue to make films like that, the I think they're sort of 'genre proof,'" he said.
The film stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, among many others.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released on March 25, 2016.