Henry Cavill Confirms ‘Batman V Superman’ Will Not Be Split Into Two Films

A few days ago, an unlikely but hopeful rumor was spreading around regarding DC and Warner Bros.’ upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman. According to the picture found by Ain’t It Cool News, the superhero team-up flick would potentially be split into two films, Batman v Superman: Enter the Knight (for release on October 23, 2015), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (for release on March 25, 2016). While the rumor was questionable, many fans held onto the hope that DC would effectively push up their release schedule more than half a year by splitting the film. Unfortunately, while at a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) party, the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, disproved this rumor.

Batman V Superman Two Films
The questionable and sourceless image that incited Batman V Superman two-film rumors.

The a tweet from Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh is as follows (via Screen Rant).

It’s a fairly straightforward tweet, and it makes sense, for releasing a film so early ahead of schedule would have been quite the Herculean task given Batman v Superman only finished shooting a month ago. However, the fans’ desire for two films does make sense, and with the first film rumored to have been titled Enter the Knight, it would have made a solid an interesting introduction for Affleck’s Batman, without having to deal with the baggage of another lead like Superman. At the end of the day, fans can take comfort in the fact that DC and Warner Bros. aren’t going for a simple cash-grab, and if they had split Batman v Superman in two, that’s exactly what it would be. And who even knows if there was even enough material to last two movies?

Apart from Cavill’s soul-crushing rumor debunking, the Man of Steel confirmed that Ben Affleck is indeed a “great” Batman — though not great enough to injure Cavill on set, of course.

Then there is the ever-present question in comic book fans’ minds: Will Batman v Superman be better than Marvel’s The Avengers? When asked that very question, Cavill responded with a simple “you’ll see.”

How does this debunked rumor make you feel? Were you really hoping for two films for Batman v Superman, or did that rumor come across a bit too far-fetched from the beginning? Let us know below!