A new plot synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has surfaced on the Odeon Cinemas website, and it reveals some surprising new details about this highly anticipated release. While we already know that Lex Luthor will be the villain, it sounds like his role in the story will be much bigger than expected as he serves as something of a puppet master!

We still don’t know for sure whether or not this is official, but they can’t have made it up:

“At long last, see Batman and Superman square off against each other in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, an epic superhero showdown which will change both their lives forever. Clark Kent doesn’t trust Gotham’s mysterious masked vigilante. Bruce Wayne doesn’t trust the alien who nearly destroyed Metropolis. And Lex Luthor, who hates Superman more than anyone, is manipulating both of them for his own twisted ends.”

“Choose your side: the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight?” it concludes. “Learn the answer to the age-old question – who would win? – in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.”

While this doesn’t reveal a huge amount of details about what’s to come in Batman v Superman, the fact that Lex is manipulating both heroes is very interesting indeed. While we had assumed that the Dark Knight decides to target the Man of Steel himself, it now seems possible that the villain is the one who sets the stage for these two heroes to go to war…