Batman v Superman
(L-R) Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill as SupermanWarner Bros/ superheroscifi.files.wordpress

Based on Ben Affleck and director Zack Snyder's recent statements, it definitely looks like Batman v Superman will heavily play on the events that took place in Man Of Steel.

However, the upcoming superhero flick is not a sequel - this was somewhat teased by Snyder in an earlier interview and now actor Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, has stated that it is more of an expansion story for the DC Cinematic Universe than a direct sequel to his 2013 hit. The actor also hinted that the film might focus more on Batman.

"As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel," Cavill told Entertainment Weekly. "It's more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel."

However, for fans (of Superman and Henry Cavill) hoping to see more of just Superman and his stories on the big screen, Cavill confirmed that his Man Of Steel sequels will definitely happen... eventually.

"There's plenty of time for individual Superman sequels," he said. "He's a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can't really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories."

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is slated to release on 25 March 2016.