In the franchise-driven world of blockbusters, many will be expecting upcoming superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to be the first of at least two parts.
But lead star Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, has debunked such rumours, confirming that Zack Snyder’s film will be released alone.
Speculation was sparked after a picture listing two Batman V Superman films as Dawn of Justice and follow-up Enter the Knight was posted online. Cavill told Variety that this news was false.
Speaking at the Bafta tea in Beverly Hills last weekend, the British actor joked that he was not injured in any fight scenes as he is “the Man of Steel”.
Best films to watch in 2015
Best films to watch in 2015
1/9 Suffragette - 11 September
Meryl Streep is bound to make a formidable Emmeline Pankhurst in Sarah Gavron's new film about the British women's suffragette movement of the early 20th century. Streep is again working from a screenplay by Abi Morgan who also wrote The Iron Lady.
2/9 Far From The Madding Crowd - 1 May
Thomas Vinterberg turns his hand to Thomas Hardy and British costume drama. Memories of the John Schlesinger version with Alan Bates and Julie Christie will be hard to exorcise. Carey Mulligan and the mercurial Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts star as Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak.
3/9 Jurassic World - 12 June
The third Jurassic Park sequel is finally here starring Chris Pratt. The storyline goes something like this - theme park gets dinosaur to attrack visitors and it all goes horribly wrong. Should prove a fun one among cinema-goers.
4/9 Terminator: Genisys - 3 July
Arnold Schwarzenegger kept his promise - he's back and he's trying to stop Judgement Day.
5/9 Spectre - 6 November
Bond is back for the 24th time. So is arch-villain Blofeld. Director Sam Mendes did a sterling job with Skyfall but the last movie ended on a very downbeat note with poor old Judi Dench signing out of the series. The challenge now is to reinvigorate a franchise that is already well into its 50s.
6/9 Cake - 20 February
It's Rachel from Friends as you've never seen her before as Jennifer Aniston plays Claire Bennett - a woman who initiates a relationship with a widower while battling hallucinations of his dead wife.
7/9 Suite Francaise - 13 March
It will be intriguing to see how Saul Dibb’s long-awaited adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s novel deals with a problem that has often confounded British film-makers: how to portray French characters played by English-speaking actors in Nazi-occupied, wartime Paris without slipping into ’Allo ’Allo!-style caricature. Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas lead Dibb’s promising cast.
8/9 In The Heart Of The Sea - 13 March
Chris Hemsworth plays tough seafarer Owen Chase in this dramatic Moby Dick movie.
9/9 Cinderella - 27 March
Kenneth Branagh's live action remake of Disney's classic tale stars Downton Abbey's Lily James. Helena Bonham-Carter and Cate Blanchett also star as the Fairy Godmother and evil stepmother.
Cavill stars alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman in the movie. He describes Affleck’s performance as “great”, despite the Gone Girl star receiving a backlash against his casting in 2013.
Snyder responded to the outrage in an effort to reassure comic book fans, saying: “I understand the canon, I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint.”
Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons also feature in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reaches UK cinemas on 25 March 2016.Reuse content