It’s BATMAN v SUPERMAN Week here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and with Sunday being a day for NASCAR Racing, it’s only appropriate that we get things started with what’s going down at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California this afternoon. At today’s AUTO CLUB 400, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson will go head-to-head in cars decorated with paint schemes based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Dale Jr. will be piloting his #88 Chevrolet as BATMAN, while Johnson will be taking on “Big Blue” as SUPERMAN. If you’d like to bring home what they’re billing as the #HeroFaceOff, you can do just that with a line of toys and collectibles from companies like Lionel Racing, the official diecast of NASCAR. When it comes to our own interests here at Rock Father HQ, classic 1:64 scale diecast is where it’s at, so I’m featuring those versions of Johnson and Jr’s heroic rides…
BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE:
From director Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel”) comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first bigscreen pairing.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle,” “Man of Steel”) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (“Unfaithful,” “Man of Steel”) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Man of Steel”) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot (the “Fast and Furious” films) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
Snyder’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Larry Fong (“300,” “Watchmen”) and production designer Patrick Tatopoulos (“300: Rise of an Empire”), and from his “Man of Steel” team, editor David Brenner, costume designer Michael Wilkinson and visual effects supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin. The music is by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King,” “Man of Steel”) and Junkie XL (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens nationwide in RealD 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters on March 25, 2016.
This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.