Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman grace EW cover, first ‘Batman v Superman’ still photos released

The Trinity has united on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con issue!

Entertainment Weekly has also released the first still photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We get a great look at Batman, Superman, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince, Lex Luthor (before he loses his hair), and a behind-the-scenes photo of Ben Affleck and director Zack Snyder.

Zack Snyder revealed that he pitched the first idea of a Batman/Superman movie to Christoper Nolan and writer David Goyer while they were making Man of Steel. “I said, ‘What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there’s a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor,’” says Snyder. “Everyone was like…‘Okaay.’ Once you say it out loud it’s a problem because you can’t unsay it.”

Ben Affleck described his Batman as being “on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it. But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.”

So why are Batman and Superman fighting? Entertainment Weekly says that Batman is worried that Superman’s unequaled power makes him more of a potential fascistic overlord than the hero we need, he makes it his duty to take him out of the sky for good.

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