It wasn't all that long ago that fans were sneaking into sets just to catch a glimpse of an unfinished Batmobile or what Wayne Manor might look like. For months, some fans risked getting arrested simply to get a peek at Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. If only they'd waited a little while, their lives would have been so much easier.

Mostly because Batman v. Superman photos are being released officially these days: while the film is still several months away from its theatrical debut, Warner Bros. is more than ready to get the hype train rolling. Following a huge trailer at Comic-Con 2015, the cast of the film appeared in-costume on the cover of Empire Magazine — and that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Empire has just released three new photos featuring the film's principal cast: Ben Affleck's Batman, Henry Cavill's Superman and Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. These are some of the best looks fans have gotten of the film's major players yet — and a definite improvement over the blurry iPhone photos from a few months back.

First up is Batman: instead of a closer look at one of his other suits (as seen in the Comic-Con trailer), the latest photo goes back to the armored variant as seen in the first teaser. According to Empire, the Bat-signal is now being used as a lure for Superman — and judging from the trailers, Batman's bait works just fine.

Next up is Superman, who seems to be taking a tour of the burnt-out remains of Wayne Manor. Why exactly Wayne Manor has been burned to the ground is anyone's guess, though it certainly wouldn't be the first time that Bruce has had to rebuild his family home.

Finally, there's Lex Luthor, and it's the long-haired version that debuted back at Comic-Con. There have been more than a few hints that LexCorp will play a huge role in Batman v. Superman, though fans won't know exactly what that entails until the movie actually hits theaters.

At this point, it looks like Batman v. Superman is shaping up to be one fine-looking movie — let's just hope that the story can match the visuals when it hits theaters next March.

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