"I wouldn't call this a Superman sequel," Cavill stated in an interview with MTV. "This is Batman versus Superman. It's a separate entity altogether. It's introducing the Batman character and expanding upon the universe, which was kicked off by 'Man of Steel.'"
Cavill revealed that he's only seen the footage in the trailer so far, so the film's final tone is still up in the air. "Everything could change in the editing room, but as it stands, it's an introduction of the character," continued Cavill. "And ultimately, the introduction of Justice League."