Batman v Superman producer promises movie won't be overstuffed

Once we've all calmed down from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the next big blockbusters we have to look forward to is Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With the film said to include appearances from other Justice Leaguers in addition to the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel, there's a small worry that the end product will be all name-dropping and no substance.

It's not a concern shared by producer Charles Roven, who had this to say on the matter: "I don’t think that’s an issue for this film at all. I really don’t… 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. 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."

"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."

Given that he's producing the film, Roven's comments have to be taken with a pinch of salt. The question of overstuffing ultimately comes down to how much screen time the Justice Leaguers will have, and the aim for Snyder will be to whet the appetite for future adventures with as little footage of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg and co as possible.

Roven also went on to say that we can expect to see new footage "before the end of the year", adding that "I think it’s really a wonderful film. I think Zack [Snyder]’s done an amazing job". We can't wait to see if he's right! Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in UK and US cinemas on March 25 2016.

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.