2014 was a huge year for Batman fans. After lots of rumors and speculation, Ben Affleck finally suited up as the Dark Knight and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was filmed over a period of eight months — from May to December. Before we get excited about the avalanche of official marketing materials that will be coming our way in 2015, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories of the year. Below is a list of the most popular Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice articles on Batman News, based on web traffic.

  1. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Comic-Con teaser trailer hits the web (fan video)
    • At Comic-Con in July, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot surprised fans and made a special appearance. They didn’t come empty handed either. They showed off brand new photos of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, and also shared a small Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer.
  2. First look at Ben Affleck as Batman, new Batmobile revealed (photo)
    • In May it was the moment we had all been waiting for. Director Zack Snyder shared the first photo of Ben Affleck as Batman on Twitter. The new Batsuit resembles the one from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns”, which will be a big influence on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  3. New ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ set photo gives major clue at Scoot McNairy’s character
    • The six months that were spent filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wouldn’t have been as awesome with Bananadoc. He spent his free time around the set with his DSLR camera, capturing some great behind-the-scenes photos. Bananadoc sent Batman News an exclusive photo of Scoot McNairy, which revealed that something will be happening to his legs in post-production. We still don’t know for sure who he’s playing, but hopefully we find out soon.
  4. The ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Batmobile looks like it would destroy the Tumbler (photos)
    • When Zack Snyder shared the first photo of Ben Affleck as Batman, the Batmobile was in the background, but you could only see part of it. In September the Batmobile hit the streets of Detroit, and fans took photos which showed it off in all its glory. If Christian Bale and Michael Keaton’s Batmobiles had a baby, it’d look like Ben Affleck’s beast of a vehicle.
  5. Exclusive: Lex Luthor’s hairstyle in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ revealed
    • Batman News broke a lot of exclusive details about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and info about Lex Luthor were at the top of the list. Thanks to my sources we know that at some point in the movie, Luthor will sport dirty blonde, loose/wavy hair. Jesse Eisenberg’s Luthor has jittery mannerisms, like a 20-something guy that pounds energy drinks all day.

2015 will be even more exciting! The first trailer should be here soon and if I were Warner Bros., I would show it off on the biggest stage possible… Super Bowl XLIX. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the teaser trailer will just be the start of the official marketing materials that will be coming our way throughout 2015, leading up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s March 25, 2016 release. Thank you all so much for making Batman News the most popular Batman website in the world! 2015 is going to be one heck of a ride.

And stay tuned for a new website I’m launching in early 2015. It will still be part of the superhero genre… but with a bit of twist. I’ve been working on it for the past 7 months with the same team that built Batman News 2.0, and I can’t wait for you all to see it. Happy New Year!