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21/07/2013 09:36 BST | Updated 21/07/2013 09:47 BST

Batman And Superman To Appear Together In New Film Says Zack Snyder

Batman and Superman are to appear in a new film together for the first time.

Zack Snyder, director of 'Man of Steel', made the surprise announcement at a comic convention in San Diego, California, reports the BBC.

Henry Cavil, star of the most recent Superman film will feature but the role of Batman is yet to be cast.

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The two are yet to appear together in a film

Christian Bale, who played the role in the latest films, has already said he will not be playing the character again.

Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also resume roles.

Production is scheduled to begin next with with release expected in the summer of 2015.

The news has caused much excitement in the comic fan world with Batman and Superman only gaining in popularity with the recent spate of films.

Snyder said: "Let's face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest superheroes in the world," reports the Guardian.

The latest films featuring each character have grossed over $1bn (£655m) between them.

Warner Bros have since confirmed the news.