Batman AND Superman: World's Finest Could Solve All the DCEU's Problems

Batman and Superman by Alex Ross

A Batman and Superman Team Up Is The Next Best Step

Since Warner Bros. isn't going to finish Zack Snyder's 5-part story, they need to develop a new story to wrap up the loose threads and character arcs from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the best way to do that is to bring the characters together to share the screen once more, but as allies this time.

One of the biggest things Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's detractors wanted from the film was for it to be a proper Batman and Superman team-up, not a movie where they fight. While the darker encounter for the two characters made the most sense for their initial interaction, the stage is now set for them to come together in a movie that gives detractors what they wanted, while also naturally continuing their already established stories.

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We saw Batman and Superman getting along well enough in Justice League (after Kal-El regained his wits), but a story to let the pair truly shine (possibly teaming up against Jesse Eisenber's Lex Luthor and Jared Leto's Joker as in the much loved Superman/Batman: Public Enemies comic and animated adaptation) wouldn't only be the logical next step for the characters, but it would also better set up their future solo movies. Without having to dance around the elephant in the room by pretending Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn't happen, each character is freed from many of the complications hindering a proper sequel.

How Batman And Superman Can Solve the DCEU's Problems

A Superman and Batman team-up movie wouldn't only resolve lingering story and character issues in a more natural way, but it's the perfect way to bring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck back to their roles. Part of the standstill in Batman or Superman movies happening after Justice League in the fact there's no clear direction for either character. That, in turn, only makes getting Affleck or Cavill to suit back up again, especially with lack of confidence in their box office prospects.

Aquaman proves this franchise can still strike box-office gold, though, and Cavill and Affleck are both widely praised in their respective roles, the complaints levied at them have been more related to the stories they've been in - a problem that could be resolved with the team-up. Batman and Superman working together would obviously be a might lighter story than Batman v Superman, and it would be a natural way to usher in that tone and build the relationship between the two characters, as opposed to some more drastic course correction or retcon.

Given, it's not so easy as simply greenlighting a Batman and Superman team-up. Henry Cavill's contract is still a sticking point, and Ben Affleck has seemingly soured on the franchise's creative direction, so there's still some work to do to make it work. But for fans hoping for Cavill and Affleck to suit up again and those looking for closure to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, along with opening the prospect of more Batman and Superman films in this continuity, the World's Finest could be the hope they need.

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