‘Batman vs. Superman’ Star Henry Cavill Confirms the Film Will Not Be Split in Two
At the start of the weekend, rumors began swirling that ‘Batman v Superman’* would be split into two parts, thanks to the circulation of a supposedly leaked screenshot teasing two different installments. It was difficult to read the official URL at the bottom of that screenshot, which many journalists were quick to point out was likely an unofficial, fan-created site. And now Superman himself, Henry Cavill, is officially debunking the rumors, confirming that the film will definitely not be split into two parts—so you can all stop being cranky about it.
The fake screenshot was making the rounds on the Internet on Friday, with journalists and critics like HitFix’s Drew McWeeny quick to point out that the URL at the bottom of the image was not the URL for the official ‘Batman v Superman’ website. Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci tweeted that he spoke to his sources, who confirmed that the film is not being split into two parts, and still some journalists took to the web to publish editorials about the horrible concept of splitting the film in two.
Now everyone can just calm down and rest easy because Henry Cavill has confirmed to Variety that ‘Batman v Superman’ is one film. He also added that while Ben Affleck makes a “great” Batman, there’s no way he could hurt Cavill because he’s the Man of Steel, obviously.
It’s understandable how many people were easily misled by the fake screenshot, which displayed two chapters of ‘Batman v Superman’: ‘Enter the Knight’ and ‘Dawn of Justice.’ Given everything we’ve learned about the film, which sounds less like a Batman vs. Superman movie and more like a ‘Justice League’ prequel with all the additional superheroes involved, there’s no way this film is under three hours long—unless director Zack Snyder has been studying at the school of Ryan Murphy and has learned how to squeeze 10 plots into one hour.
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (which is one film) hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
*Or as I like to call it, 'Batman Very Superman.'