If you followed our recent Justice League set visit coverage, it's easy to forget that director Zack Snyder's superhero film won't be hitting theaters for a while now. In the meantime, those who are interested in the DC Extended Universe (which Justice League is pat of) now have the Ultimate Edition of Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to discuss, debate, and/or dissect. Plus, we will soon find out if the next DCEU installment, David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie, lives up to the hype.
The Justice League news circuit is going back to radio silence, now that Snyder and his collaborators are putting their heads down in order to finish principal photography on the project. However, there will be more to discuss on the Batman V Superman front soon, as the Ultimate Edition-version of the film hits DVD/Blu-ray later the month and will bring with it numerous bonus features that were not included with the Ultimate Edition's digital release.
Superman himself, Henry Cavill has now posted a Batman V Superman set photo to his Instagram account, teasing one of the extras that will be included with the Batman V Superman Ultimate Edition Blu-ray. Elsewhere, having just done a week of coverage for Suicide Squad, EW posted a Justice League set image that features a sharply-dressed Snyder as well as the film's director of photography, Fabian Wagner (Game of Thrones). Finally, another Batman V Superman behind the scenes photo from the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray popped up online recently too, showing the DC Trinity: Superman (Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Batman (Ben Affleck). You can check out all three of those set photos, below.
A shot from behind the scenes on BVS where I decided to eat my second Kryptonite Bat Grenade…turns out that wasn’t a very good idea! Plenty more behind the scenes footage on the BVS Ultimate Edition Blu-ray. Enjoy!! #BatmanvSuperman #Superman #Supermanpunch #UltimateEdition
That's a wrap gang! I've got to get back to work on the set of #JusticeLeague in London. I had fun sharing a curated glimpse of my life with you today. Enjoy @SuicideSquadMovie on August 5th! @clayenos #suicidsquad Pictured: Zack Snyder and his DP. . . . . #instagramtakeover #onset #bts #behindthescenes #london #fridaynight #instagood #funtimes #camera #director #photodirector #film #editorial #magazine #movie #superhero #dc #dccomics #comic #goodnight #worklife #gear #entertainment #instafun
— Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) July 3, 2016
With Justice League not due to arrive until Fall 2017, there's plenty of time for fans to consider and contemplate what they've learned about the film of late. Will Justice League utilize its big baddie Steppenwolf in a manner that is better, worse, or the same as Batman V Superman did with its version of Doomsday? How will DC Comics characters such as The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) fare with their first proper appearances in the DCEU, following their all-too-brief cameos in Batman V Superman? Thankfully, Snyder and company's decision to open the doors to the Justice League set so early means fans will have something more concrete to contemplate now.
Similarly, the release of Snyder's preferred Batman V Superman cut with the Ultimate Edition means fans can now see Snyder's true "vision" for the film - and thus, debate if the movie truly is "better" now (and not just more cohesive or less plot hole-ridden). That should help to keep the discussion of all things DC-related gong for now, before Comic-Con arrives and Suicide Squad hits theaters soon thereafter.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and its Ultimate Edition are now both available digitally, with DVD and Blu-ray releases coming July 19, 2016.
Suicide Squad opens in U.S. theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.