52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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The Bat-Signal

A beacon of hope, the Bat-signal give the citizens of Gotham City reassurance that Batman, urban legend or real, is patrolling the streets and protecting them.  In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the signal seems to be used as a way to get Superman’s attention, and also as a way to mark the dreary night skies of Gotham as Batman’s territory.  Whatever the purpose, when that signal shines, you can be sure that justice is not far behind.

Did You Know?

  • The Bat-signal made its first appearance in Detective Comics #60 (February 1942).
  • The first on-screen appearance of the Bat-signal was in the 1949 Batman and Robin serial.
  • In the 1960s Batman television series, the Bat-signal was rarely used.  Commissioner Gordon got the attention of Batman by use of a dedicated phone.  The telephone was known as the Batphone and it was a red phone housed in a glass display case.
  • In the Tim Burton / Michael Keaton / Joel Schumacher Batman series of films, the Bat-Signal was given to Gotham police by Batman himself.
  • In the Dark Knight trilogy, the Bat-signal was installed by Commissioner Gordon and used during the denouement of the film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: 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.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.