The announcement was made by Zack Snyder, who directed the most recent Superman film Man of Steel. Speaking at a comic convention in San Diego, California, Mr Snyder said the script was still being written. Production is expected to begin next year and the film is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2015.
Warner Bros confirmed that the two superheroes would team up for the first time. British actor Henry Cavill, who starred in Man of Steel, will again play Superman. An actor for the new Batman is yet to be cast.
The latest Superman and Batman films earned revenues of more than $1bn (£655m) between them.
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