Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The new logo for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros

Filmmaker Kevin Smith seems to be taking a keen interest in the upcoming superhero film – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After discussing a more 'accurate' version of Ben Affleck's new Batsuit, Smith has gone on to explain how the film may not really be a sequel to the Man of Steel – as it is being perceived.

Smith discussed the movie on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, saying that the upcoming movie will be the start of a new series rather than a sequel to the 2013 Superman film, reports Enstars.

"This is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast," Smith explained.

"We were like, 'This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.' From what I understand now, it's no longer like, 'This is Superman 2.' They're not doing these things. They're doing like, 'Here's Man of Steel. Here's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.'"

According to Smith, Batman v Superman will be the first of many films centered around the DC universe.

"They're just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies....But all of's supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented," he said.

Maybe the studio has a Marvel style strategy in mind wherein all major DC comics superheroes will come together in the confirmed Justice League movie, which is rumoured to release in 2018.

The Justice League
The Justice League DC Comics

The original Justice League team has Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Martian Manhunter.

"Assuming they have signed multi-film deals, it is probable that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot will be reprising their roles as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively," states the Enstars report.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release in theaters on 6 May, 2016.