Batman/Superman Movie to Follow ‘Man of Steel’; Will Release in 2015 [CONFIRMED]

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Everyone’s waiting on pins and needles to see out if Warner Bro. drops some major announcement at its 2013 Comic-Con panel, with regard to the future of the DC live-action cinematic universe (now that Man of Steel have proven to be a sizable box office success). Could Justice League lie on the horizon? Standalone features for JL team members like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and/or The Flash? Or, will the studio unite its two prize superheroes – Batman and Superman – together on the big screen for the first time (as flesh-and-blood characters, that is)?

Insiders with knowledge of the situation are reporting ahead of time, claiming that WB intends to announce a Batman/Superman team-up movie at Comic-Con today, as the next installment in a DC shared universe. The general expectation in recent weeks has been that Man of Steel 2 will be the next addition to the DC movie-verse, but this new scoop asserts that the Caped Crusader and Son of Jor-El will work together first, in 2015 [UPDATE: We have confirmation that the Man of Steel sequel will, in fact, include Batman.]

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Hero Complex has the exclusive here, but has already been told by WB reps that “We don’t comment on rumors regarding these properties.” Nevertheless, a movie that unifies the Batman and Superman franchises is something that Man of Steel star Henry Cavill has expressed interest about, simply because the characters’ complimentary outlooks (cynicism vs. optimism) and personal capabilities (keen intelligence vs. god-like strength) would easily give rise to compelling story, where the two are unified in some shared cause. (That has already given rise to many an engaging comic book narrative over the years, ever since top-notch writers first realized the potential of having Bruce Wayne go head-to-head with Kal-El.)

A Batman/Superman team-up is also a surefire bet for WB/DC, given the enduring bankability of both movie franchises over the past 35 years (since director Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie rocked the box office in 1978). Moreover, the studio is in a position where it must reboot the Batman franchise – given that Dark Knight trilogy star Christian Bale has made it absolutely clear: he’s done playing the character – and introducing the new Bruce Wayne in a film that includes the Cavill-as-Clark-Kent would help to ease the transition. There are other ways of accomplishing that task (like basing the Batman reboot on the Batman Beyond storyline), but the team-up option has the advantage of being able to directly build on Man of Steel‘s momentum.

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One of the more playful Easter Eggs in Man of Steel – a quick shot of a satellite with the “Wayne Enterprises” logo – alludes to the existence of Bruce Wayne in that film’s universe, but the introduction of the character also makes sense from a thematic perspective. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder has suggested that the sequel will have to address the collateral damage from Superman’s battle against General Zod and his minions on Earth; meaning, the next chapter in Cavill-as-Kal-El’s story will be smaller in scale – relatively-speaking – and ought to examine the character from a different perspective (e.g. through the eyes of an everyman).

What better way to do that than by introducing Batman – the one regular mortal human member of the Justice League – into Superman’s world next, as opposed to one of the other deity-like DC superheroes?

UPDATE: At the WB/Legendary panel, Zack Snyder took the stage to announce the project. He then handed the microphone over to Harry Lennix (General Swanwick from Man of Steel), who recited the following quote from the comic book “The Dark Knight Returns“:

“I want you to remember Clark, in all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you.”

Thereafter, the Batman/Superman logo was shown and geek pandemonium broke out in Hall H. Here it is:

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Finally, here is the official press release from WB:

The current hit, “Man of Steel,” has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.

Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.

Silverman stated, “Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he’s a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way.” Kroll added, “We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of ‘Man of Steel’ is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us.”

Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, noted, “Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”

Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, later said, “I’m so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”

The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.

Thomas offered, “Whilst our ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.”

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

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Batman/Superman is coming sometime in 2015.

Source: LA Times

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  1. and on top of that this is gonna be alot of work or both director and sceenwriter to put this together and gel cause u are starting off with a whole new batman soooo……

  2. While I’m not too shocked at the poll results thus far, and I myself have speculated that Wayne could see Supes as a threat but is not as extreme as Lex Luthor—

    I now see the error of my ways and this is is a dumb, dumb move on WBs part.
    DIE. Now.

  3. I’m not feeling it. I know it’s from a prestigious comic, but I hope it changes to something a little more sleek and less childish/blocky by time the film comes around

  4. Wow. Been a while since I’ve seen 4 pages of comments. This is exactly what needs to happen for the DCU. I hope they take Batman in a direction similar to the new 52 and the animated series Beware the Batman. It’s promising that Snyder quoted The Dark Returns. Definitely one of my favorite Batman quotes.

    “I want you to remember Clark, in all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you.”

  5. There are a few questions being asked already about this film like why does superman need batman’s help at all or, if they fight, how would batman stand a chance which Snyder and (hopefully not) Goyer will have to deal with. Another issue is the famous Batman/Superman dynamic.

    This is from the comment section of another similar article and I think it raises a good point:

    “In order for this to work they needed to get Superman right in “Man of Steel”. And they didn’t. Snyder, Goyer and Nolan wanted a brooding, edgy, grittier Superman. And now he’s being paired with Batman…Mr. Brooding, Edgy and Gritty.
    Establishing a true Superman was crucial, especially if this was Warner’s plan all along. He’s the moral center of the Justice League. His light shines brightest of them all but Snyder, Goyer and Nolan failed to establish this. (Or they chose to ignore it).
    The intriguing part of Clark and Bruce’s relationship is how different they are. Polar opposites of one another. Summer vs winter. Optimism vs pessimism. Clark sees the good in everyone while Bruce is too aware of the evil man is capable of. Their beliefs often times clash.
    Because of “Man of Steel”, this dynamic isn’t going to be there. Not unless Goyer tries to force it. He’s essentially written them as the same side of the same coin, only one has superpowers. What are they going to do, argue about who had the most tormented childhood?”

    What do you guys think? Can the ‘dynamic’ be set up in this movie without being forced?

    • They could very easily place this movie a couple years later when Superman has truly come into his Big Blue Boyscout role and then introduce Batman. Just because MoS was a little more somber in tone doesn’t mean they can’t elevate him in this next film. Also, I don’t understand why people have a problem with a Superman story where he struggles with real human emotion. This isn’t the 40′s anymore where he flies around carrying a big American flag and telling Timmy to stay in school. That image is perfectly scrutinized in the Dark Knight Returns. He just becomes a lackey for the US government. I can definitely see them taking the story in that direction as well. There’s a lot of potential here. Luckily Snyder and Goyer have a ton of great source material to pull from so hopefully (however I am skeptical) they don’t mess it up. This story practically writes itself.

  6. I am very excited from this news showing DC is getting thier head together for making a DC movie universe, but I was hoping they would announce a flash movie and wonder woman movie for 2015 and 2016 they deserve to get a big screen spotlight now.

  7. If you can’t wait ’til 2015 – check out the gritty, Australian version here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

    What happens when Batman catches Superman showing one of his Robins the ‘Man of Steel’ trailer? s*** gets real…

  8. And with this news, any last vestiges of originality with the big studios went up in smoke, as did the pretence they were actually make movies, these upcoming films are nothing of the sort, they’re corporate product designed by committee and marketed to idiots, a cash register and ATM machine at 24 frames a second, no more of any artistic worth than a tin of beans or a soft drink!

    Mark this date down as not only the day the current (and unfortunate) comic-book movie fad officially hit critical mass but also the day that cinema as an artform or an actual substantive storytelling medium officially died with regards to the big studios’ output. A very sad day indeed…

    Thank goodness for television, a medium which is currently going through something of a new golden age, not to mention a place where story, characterisation, and originality still matter… unlike the studios’ feature film divisions it would appear lamentably!

    • So a sequel to MOS has all of these repercussions? Yikes.

      You crazy ho!

  9. I find it amusing that 74% love this idea, but apparently it’s the 25% that don’t or want to wait and see that come and write in the comments lol.

    • The 74% think it’s going to be the Bale Batman and that he will fight alongside Supes against someone like Zod…they don’t realize it’ll be a rebooted Batman that will probably just over dramatize the film and take away from Supes’ time.

      The franchise will go from protecting the Earth from Kryptonian destruction to some kind of debate on morals with a new batman.

  10. I gotta say 2015′s going to be a phenomenal year. With that being said, I really think either Christian Bale or Joseph Gordon-Levitt should return to keep some continuity. The problem with Man of Steel, other than the obvious pacing and overlength issues, was that it was a movie at war with itself. I want Nolan to take a more active role.

    • I think Chris Nolan’s job is to make sure Snyder and Goyer don’t screw it up. He’s WB’s glorified babysitter.

      • then he didnt do a very good job of keeping an eye on them in MoS did he?

        • Opinions are like orifices, and that my friend is an opinion.

          • I always wonder what the Man of Steel movie would be like if Chris Nolan didn’t help Goyer with the writing. Would it be better or worse?

  11. I seriously do not think that Justice League, or any team up films are a good idea for WB. I think that DC superheroes are generally more complex than Marvel’s and that stuffing a new Batman, a new Bruce Wayne for that matter, into a Batman/Superman movie without
    A) Defining the new Batman character in his own movie, and
    B) Defining Superman outside of General Zod crisis mode
    is a really terrible move. Even though I enjoyed it Man of Steel already had issues with strong characterization, and I don’t entirely trust Snyder and Goyer to give us a Batman even close to what Nolan’s was, at least not in one movie.

    I would much rather have them continue the Nolan continuity with John Blake taking up the mantle. He is more accident prone, as in Batman:Earth One, but uses Batman Beyond-esque tech and his experience as a detective to hunt down a narcissistic criminal, the Riddler. He would be working at the Thomas and Martha Wayne Home established in TDKR and just figuring out how to become Batman after consolidating all of Fox’s remaining tech. Meanwhile, he would be introduced to several other new characters, including a certain orphan boy, a certain police commissioner’s daughter, and a certain QUIET friend from his past.

  12. The only reason why Batman is featuring in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel is because the latter film underperformed relative to what WB were hoping for, plus the mixed reception it got, all added up to the studio not confident enough of the new adaptation being a viable franchise on it’s own strength… either that or they’ve just given up coming up with something original! The sooner this woeful CBM fad/plague implodes the better it will be for cinema, and then some!

    Thank goodness for directors like Alfonso Cuaron and Neil Blomkamp… original directors with original ideas for original new films, and man is that something of a rarity these days!

    • Another Dope smoking (or snorting) scrooge that doesn’t really know what he is talking about!!!

      UNDERPERFORMED???? Ok so 630 million and counting, yet still to be released in japan (Aug 30) but YOU SAY Underperformed!!! Snort some more Pixie Styx pal!
      WOOOOOWWWWW, some ppl just don’t really get it!

    • Woe is me for wanting to see the mythological figures of my childhood come to life? Seriously? I agree that Cuaron and Blomkamp are great in their own right, but I’ve got to ask you. Is the air of pretentiousness and snobbery cold up there on your high horse?

    • On the bright side, maybe featuring Batman will actually result in a decent movie this time around that will help us forget the bastardized shallow hatchet job that was The Man Of Steel. You’re absolutely right tho’ Gerry, about the deficit of original ideas & original movies coming out of Hollywood. Plus after seeing how badly Disney raped The Lone Ranger, I dread seeing what they’ll do to Star Wars.

    • I wholeheartedly agree with that, some comic-book movies (Donner’s Superman, Burton’s and Nolan’s Batman, Raimi’s Spider-Man, Snyder’s Watchmen) are exceptional films in their own right but enough already with these superhero movies, critical mass has been reached, if the studios were also making original and substantive films for people with a life, a fully functioning brain, and older than the 18-35 demographic I could overlook the current glut of superhero movies, but to a very large degree they’re not, there’s a massive audience out there that don’t want to see this (for the most part) infantile garbage and who have pretty much stopped going to the cinema altogether because it would appear the studios have largely no desire nor any inclination to make commercial films for adults… ‘Elysium’ and ‘Gravity’ are exceptions to that, but they are the exception not the norm, and that’s a pity because you can’t beat the cinematic experience, lamentably there’s just increasingly less reason to fork out extortionate prices for that experience these days, and the current mass proliferation of comic-book movies has a lot to do with that!

      Thank goodness for the current golden age that is the television medium; great writing, strong directing, brilliant acting, and production values to rival any theatrical release… this is where REAL storytelling lives and thrives and continues, as the grown ups increasingly stay away from cinemas in droves, it’s the small screen where the brightest and best are working more and more in these days, and long may it continue, ’nuff said.

      • Great opinion. I look forward to hearing how adults with lives stop going to CBM. Good luck with that.

      • Burton doesn’t belong on that list….

      • @northern star,

        “but enough already with these superhero movies, critical mass has been reached, if the studios were also making original and substantive films for people with a life, a fully functioning brain, and older than the 18-35 demographic I could overlook the current glut of superhero movies, but to a very large degree they’re not, there’s a massive audience out there that don’t want to see this (for the most part) infantile garbage and who have pretty much stopped going to the cinema altogether because it would appear the studios have largely no desire nor any inclination to make commercial films for adults…”

        yes…almost $4 billion ($4,000,000,000) made between the avengers, TDKR, & IM3 disproves your “massive audience out there that don’t want to see this (for the most part) infantile garbage…” point. i don’t think YOU speak for these masses. you seem to THINK you do.

        I have a life. i am a good parent who raised 3 very good kids, my brain seems to be fully functioning,(but, i’ll admit, i did inhale, quite often!) and am WELL outside the demographic you threw out there, and i LOVE these superhero movies, and the “alternative-type”, if you will, superhero films, like kick-ass and Super (SHUT UP CRIME!!!), but i also like to watch a good indie film (The Vicious Kind is the most recent one that i remember right off the top of my head (see, not just a hat-rack!)) so I’ll thank you to never speak for me again sir/ma’am!

        p.s., saying “’nuff said”, doesn’t preclude you from being called out on bs, just so you know.

    • @Gerry Mander

      So the number 2 movie of the year is a disappointment? With the best June opening ever? 630 millions dollars worldwide for a reboot of a character that people say it out of date and campy (at least that was what I was hearing lots of people say last year) is a disappointment? A movie that beat all the Marvel phase one solo movies including Iron Man 1 and 2 is a disappointment? So now a movie has to earn a billion dollar to be consider a success?

    • People have to stop replying to these kind of people. They’re always negative just for the sake of being negative. If you have some criticism, let’s hear it but this isn’t criticism. This is just being a pr*ck to get attention.

      • It’s not being negative or attention-seeking just to have a dissenting opinion on something, and my opinion is this Superman/Batman crossover thing reeks of desparation on WB’s part… desparate to replicate the Marvel plan, desparate to keep ‘Man of Steel’ a viable franchise, desparate to keep churning out the same old characters and comic-book adaptations rather than find something new and original and substantive… I’m sorry you don’t agree with my personal opinion on this matter, but no-one ever said you had a right not to be challenged on something, get over it dude!

        And I stand by my assertion that hopefully this glut of CBM’s will soon mercifully end, all it will take is one big and overhyped CBM to crash and burn then everyone will start running for cover and this cinematic reign of terrible will be over and we can ger back to PROPER movies that don’t feature grown men in tights…

        • People have been waiting for a Superman and Batman film for several years. Even it is two major characters that have been done several times coming together for one film, it does not mean they’re solely doing it for money. Both Zack Snyder and David Goyer seem very into the franchise and are intent on rejuvenating the Superman franchise. And desperate? They haven’t done a Superman film that was actually able to stand on its own two feet since the 70s. Man of Steel was successful, they definitely should follow through with a sequel.

          If you don’t like CBMs, don’t watch them. Let the rest of the people who are actually interested enjoy them.

        • And copy Marvel’s plan? Really? Whether they are or not, why does it matter? Their individual movies are vastly different nonetheless.

    • WOW…. Gerry, you must be so But Hurt because they are not making a sequel to Brokeback Mountain that your TROLLING in here and Bashing a CBM!!

      DC finally is listening to their fans (a little bit) and making a movie that Comic book fans have wanted FOREVER! I have a strong feeling that this movie IF DONE CORRECTLY can and will break a billion dollare and possibly more!
      This could be the Biggest super hero movie of all time IMO, I’m a Marvel fan BUT this is a CBF’s wet dream, Superman/Batman movie!! HOLY SH*T Batman I think Gerry has a hemorrhoid because of ALL THE CBM NEWS the last 2 days and no news of “a single man” sequel or even a remake of “the Trip”
      Those were just a couple of movies that came up when I Googled Gerry’s FAVORITE FLICKS!!! sorry if those are not your top 2 but you need to take that up with google

      Gerry,
      If you don’t like Comic Book Movies or News about CBM DONT COME IN HERE TALKING WITH UR Ass instead of your mouth!
      AND YOU MIGHT BE ON THE WRONG SECTION OF THIS SITE IF YOU DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CBM’s
      THANK YOU and have a great night!
      Your Bud
      Bruce Banner

  13. I sense a flame war coming on here, I’ll get the gasoline…

    Studios have always went where the big money is and right now that’s in superhero movies, but that won’t last forever, it will end at some point and the studios will move on to the next big craze, it’s just the way of things for better or worse. That being said, I’m getting more than a little tired myself of the sheer amount of CBM’s at the multiplex of late, it would sure be nice to have a lot more major films that weren’t made and released with the express intent of being sequelized, franchised, merchandised, and commodified, and the above mentioned ‘Gravity’ and ‘Elysium’ are two such films on the horizon, self-contained and original works that AREN’T potentially setting up a new franchise, what a delightfully unique concept in this day and age…

  14. Dc is making a huge mistake not bringing Bale back, very risky to reboot Batman in a major team up like this, if this “new” Batman bombs this could cost DC/WB millions, although I am interested to see how this develops, I see this as a failed project that could have been truly epic with both Bale and Cavill. allthingscomic@gmail.com

    • No you’re wrong.

  15. Instead of recasting Batman…its def time to pass the “Wings” to Terry McGinnis so he can go head to head against Superman and this will set up the next Batman sagas to tell the Batman Beyond story

  16. From what I’ve heard the Batman/Superman movie IS Man of Steel 2

  17. From what I’ve heard the Batman/Superman movie IS Man of Steel 2.

  18. From what I’ve heard the Batman & Superman movie IS Man of Steel 2.

    • Sorry for multiple posts….my iPad was saying they weren’t going through :/

      Also I now realize they fixed the Facebook post earlier it said Man of Steel 2 would come after Batman/Superman which is why I posted the above comment lol

  19. Don’t get your hopes up; Snyder is writing this movie and he can’t write for s***.

  20. Pretty cool. Of course we’re all waiting for Flash, Wonder Woman and so forth, but I think that this makes sense. I feel that introducing a new version of Batman withing the framework of the new Superman is actually a better idea than a Batman solo film, right now. Too soon? Who knows? If the film is good, I will be happy.

    For what it is worth, I really liked Man of Steel. Sure, the script wasn’t fantastic and there were a few other things that I was a bit disappointed about, but conceptually, they basically nailed the modern take Superman that I had been waiting for for a long time. Could’ve been better, but worked for me just the same. Which is to say that I am optimistic moving forward.

    • If the script ain’t fantastic.then the movie ain’t fantastic…….

      • I’ll agree with that. But the net effect of the film can still be a good one.

  21. Ok I’m confused.

    So is this a Superman/Batman film

    A superman vs Batman film

    Or a Superman film with batman?

  22. I’m less worried about who plays Batman, and more concerned that DC is going to do something stupid like not have it be the Bruce Wayne Batman. I don’t want a Batman Beyond/Superman movie. I want World’s Finest. Clark and Bruce hating on each other, but being completely unstoppable when they join forces. Don’t toink this up.

  23. The video, I spent quite a while looking for this.

  24. would’ve loved to see them announce a wonder woman movie, considering it’s the pink elephant in warner’s living room. but since they are going with this other option, hopefully a terrific actor is cast as bruce wayne, and not some tmz messiah who’s handed big assignment just due to sex appeal.

  25. “but the team-up option has the advantage of being able to directly build on Man of Steel‘s momentum”

    What momentum is this??? Man of Steel was critically panned and rightly so. The film was an absolute disaster, two and half hours of flashbacks and explosions. You can pretty much throw it in the same category as Transformers

    • That’s your opinionated you’re entitled to it

      Personally I enjoyed MOS (wasn’t perfect mind but show me a perfect film and there will be somewhere on the Internet that rips it apart)
      Critics don’t always get it right, they write opinions not fact (after all IM3 got rave reviews and that film was a big bigger mess than MOS, that’s my opinion)
      Opinions are funny things, everybody has one and they all think that theirs is THE right/best one

      Even following the crowd if not a sure fire way of making an opinion right, since regardless of how many people agree with that opinion its still nothing more than an opinion

      The momentum he’s referring to is probably that 600-700million dollars that this movie has so far made at the box office, and the positive opinions of those who liked the film

    • I can write up a while laundry list of examples of how deep MoS was thematically, but it sounds like you’ve already made up your mind to hate it.

  26. ‘opinionated’ was meant to say ‘opinion and’
    auto-correct

  27. I’m sorry but I’m just not convinced by this.

    The whole idea just seems like a rush job. As is evidently clear, DC / Warner have no clearcut plan for a Justice League movie at all so this seems the next , most logical step – for them at least.

    Using Man of Steel’s success to introduce the next Batman may look like a sure bet, but it actually dilutes Batman’s own cinematic standing. Batman is a big enough property to merit a standalone movie first for the reboot.

    As many have stated, the only way a Batman / Superman film works is if Bale is involved and a clear continuity is established between Nolan’s universe and Man of Steel’s. It then makes that transition a lot easier when laying down the foundation for a Justice League movie.

    Bale says he’ll never play the role again but so did Stallone, Willis, Cruise etc about their most famous franchises. If the money and incentive is right then get him back. Bale’s current stance is obvious as he is fully aware of how his Batman would increase the chances of a successful Justice League movie.

    Surely the best plan is for a Man Of Steel sequel to fully cement Superman as a box office franchise, then use that success for a Wonder Woman film, followed by the Flash and perhaps wither an Aquaman or Green Lantern reboot.

    Then introduce the new Batman if needed before going to Justice League.

    A Batman / Superman film now would be a success, but not on the same level as Avengers 2 which I predict will gross at least $2 billion dollars worldwide.

    • i agree and I have a number of thoughts:
      -snyder said that they are not adapting the dark knight returns but it’s what will make them able to do the vs movie . so iam guessing the movie will be some how inspired from it
      meaning batman would be around for a time before superman (implied by the keep calm and call batman ester egg in man of steel)
      meaning batman is already recognized as a hero not as a shady figure in his early days
      So in my understanding batman will not be the same age as superman
      he will be a little older . and more experienced . hence i strongly recommend christian bale / honestly i i didn’t see the bruce/bat duality this clear in another actor
      he has the dark eye look of batman

      • @Amoos & lebsta

        ok. Enough with the Bale stuff. He’s done. It’s clear by the way he talks about the franchise that he doesn’t want to do it anymore. I know lots of people really liked him and I did too, for the most part, but it’s time for someone else to take the reins. No amount of money is going to convince him to drop the 4 movies he will have in production at the same time as the Batman/Superman movie. Actors like him don’t do that. So I think it’s time everyone just get used to the idea of a new actor.
        It’s good that Snyder won’t be adapting the Dark Knight Returns because that story requires decades of history between the two of them and this franchise obviously doesn’t have that. batman will most likely have been around for a while but not as a hero. This won’t be a hero team up. This will be the a “hero” vs. a vigilante. The last scene of MoS shows the city rebuilt. I’m guessing this movie will take place a couple years after the events of the first movie where Superman has been fully come into his role as the Big Blue Scout and Batman will be the quintessential anti-hero.
        I disagree that introdcuing the new Batman in an MoS sequel will dilute him. The dynamic between them is perfect for showing just what kind of character Batman is. He will break bones and drop people off buildings to get the answers he wants and Superman would be the guy who catches the guy he dropped. Having them on the same screen, going head to head, clashing over things like that is exactly what the franchise needs to solidify Batman as a character who can exist in a universe with superpowered individuals and draw a clear distinction between that universe and the Nolan-verse. It’s what will make audiences say, “yup. batman can beat Superman. I can believe that.” That’s what Batman needs right now.

        • i respect your opinion
          but iam not rooting for bale out of obsession or something like that
          logically , i can see very few actors who can do bruce/batman duality
          one of them is bale , another one is Jansen ackles
          boomer might be good but i read he is gay and this will do harm to the film
          i still think bale can continue but not as the same batman we knew
          if his batman continues he must change some of his methods as a result of super heroes emergence

          • Hahaha. I’m glad you respect my opinion but I can’t respect yours if you think an actor being gay will hurt the film. That’s a pretty pathetic stance to take.

            • will hurt the batman character
              and by the way , if u don’t respect my opinion no matter how much you disagree with
              then i can’t respect you

    • “As many have stated, the only way a Batman / Superman film works is if Bale is involved and a clear continuity is established between Nolan’s universe and Man of Steel’s.”

      I realize that we’re all throwing opinions, but that absolute statement is simply not true. This has the possibility of working just fine without Nolan or Bale. No guarantee of that of course.

      Personally, I think it’s best more or less this way, to bring in a new Batman as part of a duo or group. No other character has had more solo films; this is a different approach, which is a good thing.

  28. On the face of it
    This is a very nice idea

    However there are a number of things about this that worry/disappoint me slightly
    - seems like the safe option (sticking with batman and superman shows no confidence in the other characters)
    - not sure it’s ‘needed’ as MOS did absolutely fine and superman could do well on his own again (not every film can/will/should make a billion)
    - seems a bit too soon for superman who needs to figure himself out before bringing batman in (IMO) I’m hesitant about the possibility of bamtan explaining some of his morals to supes (I don’t kill, etc) and ending up as kind of mentor in that regard, given the clear emotional impact that MOS had on superman I would prefer to see him figure somethings out himself and properly establish the different attitudes between the 2 before putting them together
    - while I do think the Nolan/Bale batman needs to be changed (I liked those films but they are over), but TDKR came out LAST YEAR and we already have an announcement of redoing the character, seems unnecessary and a bit like overkill doing this so soon
    - given how crowded 2015 is for good films this could end up not making as much as WB/DC hopes (reckon they are thinking batman/superman = boat loads of easy money) and that could have a major impact on their dc plans going forward

    Staying positive though until more information comes out
    Plus Superman/Batman and Avengers 2: Age of Ultron in 2015 (Star Wars Episode 7 as well, among others)
    2015 is shaping up to be a pretty decent year for films
    Can’t wait

  29. Actually, this will make that movie poster seen in “I Am Legend” work.

    • they should have used that logo. it looked much better

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