The European premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in London was held at the Odeon in Leicester Square. There was an increased police presence due to the terrorist attack in Belgium. Director Zack Snyder said: “You guys are probably aware of the tragic events that happened earlier today in Brussels. I just want to take a second to say our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with everyone and we want to thank everyone for being here. Can we … can everybody take a second?” He bowed his head slightly for a short while.
In a statement earlier Warner Bros said: “Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world. Rather than yield to terror, we’ve decided to join the film‘s fans and move forward with the London premiere of ‘Batman v Superman’ this evening.”
I was a little miffed that we didn’t have the obvious shot with the 2 main characters. How hard could it have been to have Batman and Superman together?
The movie, directed by Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams, among others. The flick hits the screens on 25 March.
It will be shown in around 62 countries worldwide this weekend, including North America and China with an estimated global opening of $350m on 35,000 screens. It would make it the second-best pre-summer and Easter debut behind Furious 7’s which raked in $397.7m, according to Deadline Hollywood.