Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
(USA) Following up on 2013’s “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder returns with the ultimate showdown between Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill), who duke it out in Metropolis. Also featuring the first appearances of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. Squee! Opens Mar 24.
Heaven in the Dark
(Hong Kong) Jacky Cheung’s getting seduced by Karena Lam all over again after Ann Hui’s 2001 “July Rhapsody.” Adapted from Hong Kong theater stalwart Candace Chong’s play “French Kiss,” “Heaven in the Dark” portrays a scandal between Pastor To (Cheung) and Michelle (Lam) after they share a kiss and she files for sexual harassment. The pastor soon loses faith in his religion and Michelle finds solace in it. What happens when they meet years later? Opens Mar 24.
(Taiwan) An ode to Taiwanese aboriginal culture if there ever was one, “Panay” explores the tale of an indigenous Taiwanese tribe coping with developers trying to build a hotel on their land. Opens Mar 24.
(USA) James Vanderbilt brings the story behind the 2004 Killian documents scandal—aka “Memogate”— to the silver screen. CBS producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) and news anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) uncover memos critical of President George W. Bush’s performance in the Air National Guard, two months before the election—but are the documents authentic? And how will this match up against “Spotlight”? Opens Mar 24.
(USA) In “Zootopia,” anthropomorphic mammals reign. Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is the first rabbit to join the Zootopia police department, and to prove her worth she attempts to crack a mysterious case—but she needs the help of a sneaky red fox (Jason Bateman) to do it. If only they weren’t natural enemies… Opens Mar 24.