Batman v Superman: first pic of Batmobile unveiled

ZACK Snyder has unveiled the first picture of the Batmobile from his new film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In a rare tweet, the director shared the photo to his fans confirming it was a "real picture" of Batman's favoured automobile.

The picture follows a teaser Snyder released earlier this year that shows the Batmobile covered by a sheet.

The film, which is due to be released in March 2016, stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the title roles of Batman and Superman.

Israeli actress Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams in the role of Lois Lane and Jess Eisenberg playing arch nemesis Lex Luthor.

Chris Terrio has written the movie from a screenplay by David S Goyer, with Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder producing.

Last summer's Man of Steel grossed over $290 million at the US box office alone but when the new casting for Batman v Superman was announced, fans were outraged.

Affleck was not a popular choice for Batman and the decision select him as Christian Bale's successor garnered a great deal of criticism.

Snyder responded to the outrage in an effort to reassure comic book fans, insisting that he is "not crazy" and "understands the canon".