Superman and Batman to face off

The film, scheduled for release on 6 May, 2016, is the follow-up to last year’s 'Man of Steel.'

The two legendary DC Comics heroes will face off in a new movie. Picture: Stock.xchng

LOS ANGELES - Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. studio on Wednesday unveiled the title of director Zack Snyder's anticipated superhero sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which the two legendary DC Comics heroes will face off.

The film, scheduled for release on 6 May, 2016, is the follow-up to last year's Man of Steel, which grossed $668 million in worldwide ticket sales.

Dawn of Justice will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman opposite Argo actor and director Ben Affleck as Batman, a choice that split many fans of the franchise.

The film will also star Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.