Henry Cavill states that Batman V Superman will remain one film

You may have seen the latest BATMAN V SUPERMAN rumor that dropped last week indicating that the film might be split into two separate movies. A image popped up online featuring a title split with part one called ENTER THE KNIGHT and part two carrying the DAWN OF JUSTICE moniker. It's a practice that's unfortunately becoming all too common nowadays when studios attempt to cash in on a book or film series that's bringing in the box office dollars. Given that BATMAN V SUPERMAN isn't scheduled to hit theaters until March of next year, this rumor actually made all too much sense. Not only would that give Warner Bros. a chance to accumulate some more income sooner, but it would also keep the film in the public's consciousness. The "ultimate trailer", if you will. Well, the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, had something to say about that to Variety over the weekend and according to him, BATMAN V SUPERMAN will remain ONE film.

I want to believe Cavill, I really do, but he's also not on the list of people who can make that decision. From HARRY POTTER to THE HOBBIT to THE HUNGER GAMES, there hasn't once been a case where a film was split into two that I felt really benefited by it. What we're left with is one film with no end, another with no beginning, and a lot of fat between the two. Now, if a project plans in advance for it (JUSTICE LEAGUE or INFINITY WARS, if you will), I believe it can be successfully done, but not when it's decided in the midst of production. A film should, for the most part, be self-contained. Just because you make one half as long as an average movie doesn't mean it tells a complete story. Hopefully we'll hear some official word from Warner Bros. or Zack Snyder in the near future. As of now, my fingers are crossed that BATMAN V SUPERMAN, in it's entirety, will hit in 14 months.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE opens on March 25, 2016.

Source: Variety



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