'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' character portraits seen so far
Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill returns as Superman, reprising his role and pebbled tights from Man of Steel. Only this time, the last son of Krypton is making room on the marquee for another caped crusader. Based on this grey-skied first image released by Warner Bros. last July, he doesn’t seem too happy about it.
Ben Affleck as Batman
When Ben Affleck was cast as Batman, there was a hubbub over what was dubbed Batfleck—presumably, thanks to rabid Jersey Girl fans who were worried about their boy Ben slumming. But this first pic of the Dark Knight shows he’s definitely got the chin for the job. And while the outfit’s bat symbol may have gained a little weight, we can all be glad that there appears to be a distinct lack of Kevlar nipples.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Finally, the moment feminist film fans have been waiting for: A fashion model in a revealing leather outfit! Wait, scratch that. I mean: Wonder Woman in a movie! Director Zack Snyder tweeted this image of Gal Gadot as DC’s Amazonian warrior during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel at last year’s Comic-Con, looking serious with her sword and sandals.
Jason Momoa as Aquaman
Unite the Seven. Those words were written on this released image of Jason Momoa as the king of the seas Aquaman. The marine superhero will show up in Dawn of Justice, pointing the way with his trident toward Warner Bros.’ planned Justice League films. He’s definitely not the Aquaman that used to be the butt of everyone’s jokes, but you would think that after living a life under the ocean he wouldn’t look so much like he needed a bath.
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther
Jesse Eisenberg might not be the very first person you’d think of to play one of comics’ greatest supervillains, but he has already played an unlikeable billionaire—and you have to admit he looks surprisingly good rocking the chrome dome. Snyder promises that Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will be different. "He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure," the director told EW, "other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course."