Henry Cavill has revealed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not necessarily a sequel to Man of Steel.

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Despite coming next chronologically after 2013's Man of Steel, and featuring the Superman character, Cavill insists that it is not the movie's sequel.

The actor playing Superman/Clark Kent spoke with MTV about the highly anticipated 2016 blockbuster, explaining that the new movie will expand upon the cinematic universe.

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"I wouldn't call this a Superman sequel," Cavill told MTV. "This is Batman vs. Superman so 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.... Everything could change in the editing room, but as it stands it's definitely an introduction to the character and ultimately an introduction to Justice League."

Batman v Superman will really kick the DC Cinematic Universe into high gear as they are expected to introduce Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), with the Justice League gradually coming together.

Each of these heroes will get their own centric movie as well. Wonder Woman comes out in 2017 along with Justice League Part One. This leads into The Flash and Aquaman in 2018. Then in 2019 it's Justice League Part Two followed by Cyborg in 2020.

Ultimately, Batman v Superman could be a make or break film for the DC Cinematic Universe.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release in theaters on March 25, 2016.