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Superman Vs. Batman: The Questions To Be Answered
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After Zack Snyder’s shock announcement in Hall H at Comic-Con on Saturday that the next Superman film would also be a Batman film, there are some big questions to be answered. As Snyder himself said, the project is in the very early stages and is a long way from being written, but we thought we’d mimic the discussions no doubt taking place right now at Warners and over at David Goyer’s house and address some of the dilemmas this film has to figure out…

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Superman Vs. Batman: The Questions To Be Answered | Is this Superman <i>with</i> Batman, or Superman <i>versus</i> Batman?
Is this Superman with Batman, or Superman versus Batman?

Both the text that Harry Lennix (Man Of Steel’s General Swanwick) read out at Comic-Con and the titles that Warner Bros has just trademarked suggest that this is a “versus” film rather than a World’s Finest team-up – at least to begin with. While we doubt that the finale will see Batman standing over Superman’s corpse or vice versa, we do expect the two to find themselves at loggerheads for at least part of the running time. The quote that Snyder used came from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns: Snyder was quick to make clear that he wasn’t adapting that comic per se, but don’t be surprised if this shares something of the same tone and sees a similar Batman and Superman battle.

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1 Older Batman
Daniel Day Lewis. Prob never get him to do it though... More

Posted by JCarthew on Friday August 9, 2013, 18:33

2 RE: I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
FYI....Batman has frequently kicked Supes' tail in the comics. How ? With exceptional forethought and he cheats. He ALWAYS cheats. Bats gets a kicking, but he keeps on ticking. If you have not read it, buy Frank Miller's seminal work, The Dark Knight Returns, in which a 50 yr old Batman kicks Supes ass. "I want you to remember Clark, in all your years to come, I want you to remember my hands at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you." More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Sunday August 4, 2013, 20:08

3 New Batman...
Jim it, you know it makes sense. More

Posted by thundertweet on Thursday August 1, 2013, 14:50

4 Dont like it
Im not for this film in anyway, was really excited when the announced a sequel to Man of Steel, and was looking forward to a Supes v Luthor story as I thought the MoS perfectly set up a sequel for that kind of storyline. I wouldnt object to a standalone film with those two in it but they should keep Supes in his own films ala Iron Man etc Plus its too soon after the Nolan Batman films to have a new actor playing Batman, will Hollywood never learn!? More

Posted by oz_p on Thursday August 1, 2013, 14:00

5 Keep it connected!
With all the remakes, reboots, sequels and prequels being hashed out by Hollywood now, wouldn't it be nice to keep things tidy for a change! Regardless of the fact that he (Ruffalo) proved to be the best big screen Banner/Hulk to date, even The Avengers didn't manage to keep all the lead in characters the to my point. When this movie happens it can only be JGL as Batman (assuming Bale is definitely out). Nolan finished his story of Bruce Wayne but left the studios and nice little escape clause in Blake's story arc. In The Dark Knight Trilogy it was forever stressed that "The" Batman was a symbol and not one man. JGL could be a whole new style Batman to Bales without upsetting the universe/character that Nolan/Bale/Goyer created. True, some part of the movie would have to concentrate on Blakes transformation to Batman but we (as an audience) don't always need spoon feeding by the movie makers. We know Bruce passed on the secrets to Blake, we can accept he's been traMore

Posted by Fooksy on Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:42

6 RE: Batman is dead
Id also like to see Superman interegate someone and fail for Batman to take him aside, say a few words and the criminal spill the beans! When asked Superman what Bats is saying Superman replies "you don't want to know" lol "Don't swear it to god swear it to ME!" excellent :) More

Posted by MartinaBarber on Monday July 29, 2013, 14:03

7 Batman is dead
after like 2 seconds. Then Superman goes on to rape and kill the world. What do you think would happen if an all powerful god landed on earth, one who is not from earth, has no connection to man and has the power to crack the planet? First Superman would try to protect us, then control us, then enslave us, and finally, when the madness sets in, kill us all. Superman is the Antihuman, the only reason we all exist is because he doesn't. More

Posted by on Sunday July 28, 2013, 23:25

8 Brandon Routh
You know you want it. More

Posted by makeminemedia on Sunday July 28, 2013, 19:04

Michael Fassbender for the next Batman AND James Bond. More

Posted by nyteryder94 on Saturday July 27, 2013, 19:38

10 Urban Knight 2
the way I wrote that was a bit confusing. just to be clear. KARL URBAN IS my TOP choice for the Bat, not one of the other 'crazy names' I've heard mentioned. More

Posted by thecookster101 on Friday July 26, 2013, 18:15

11 Urban Knight 2
the way I wrote that was a bit confusing. just to be clear. KARL URBAN IS my TOP choice for the Bat, not one of the other 'crazy names' I've heard mentioned. More

Posted by thecookster101 on Friday July 26, 2013, 18:13

12 Urban Knight
Some crazy names being thrown around for the Bat here. One choice KARL URBAN. Not only for the intensity, the 'man of few words' quality he brought to Dredd (not to mention THAT jaw and mouth in the cowl!), but also you can see from Dredd that he's able to do his research and bring the comic book mythos to life rather than give his 'take' on the character. Agree with nice to see him back as the mysterious guy in cape and cowl that is fully operational and mythic, and everyone is trying to figure out who he is (could play on whether citizens suspect he has super powers or is someone connected to this 'new alien' Kal-El). More

Posted by thecookster101 on Friday July 26, 2013, 18:11

13 RE: New title.
Ideally Batman will be smart enough to line his cowl with lead ;-) Although Lane can figure out Supes' ID in the new continuity, Bruce Wayne - the world's greatest detective, apparently - will be able to deduce who he is behind the glasses? More

Posted by britesparc on Friday July 26, 2013, 11:38

14 RE: New title.
As I said I think it should be a Superman Movie. Superman: Beginnings. to illustrate the start of the Justice League. Also Batman knows Supes ID and Supes knows Batmans (due to Supes xray vision) but I'd like Bruce Wayne to have a "meeting" with Lex in "my version" of the movies(s) More

Posted by MartinaBarber on Friday July 26, 2013, 11:27

15 RE: Gotta be JGL
You're probably right. I think if they do go for a completely new take on Batman from Nolan's, he may be very much a tech-heavy 'super'hero rather than Nolan's 'realistic' version. I think to actually fight Superman he'd have to be very different but yeah, Bruce Wayne still being Bats would be nice. More

Posted by phil81 on Friday July 26, 2013, 10:32

16 RE: Gotta be JGL
I don't think JGL would want to do it. Plus, let's face it, we want the proper Bruce Wayne Batman in this. Also, I think Nolan's trilogy should totally stand alone and not be involved in a crossover. Let's have a new Batman with a brand-new actor in the role. More

Posted by britesparc on Friday July 26, 2013, 10:09

17 Gotta be JGL
The Dark Knight Rises was a perfect end to Nolan's Bat-verse and very firmly set Joseph Gordon-levitt up as the new Batman. As Man of Steel was shooting at the same time (its release date was pushed back a year) I can't believe Nolan was unaware of this cross-over plan. Having Bale come back would seriously weaken the ending of Nolan's trilogy, which I think everyone involved would be loathe to do. If I was JGL I'd be very annoyed not to at least get an audition for the new Batman. More

Posted by phil81 on Friday July 26, 2013, 09:45

My first choice for Bats would be Fassbender but he won't do it. Plus I'm saving him for Bond. Gosling has the brooding thing but is his voice too high? Someone else mentioned Thomas Jane but is he too old? I also like Charlie Hunnam for Aquaman or the Flash. The baddie would have to be Luthor. I know he's been done so many times but he's Superman's Joker and it would make sense for the storyline to have Luthor and Bruce Wayne involved in some deal and Bruce finds out Luthor's up to no good... They could even accelrate the timeline and have Luthor as president who orders Supes to hunt down Bats. More

Posted by jazzyjules63 on Friday July 26, 2013, 03:53

19 Bye bye Bale!
Am I the only one happy so see the back of Bale? I don't know why people rate the Batman films so highly? Batman is meant to be the World's greatest detective and a master of disguise. All that he came across as was a less cool, Tony Stark who was full of angst! Sorry but Bale SHOULDN'T (there I said it) be Batman. We need a Batman who is actually the Batman we love in the comics. Not some playboy with expensive toys... Oh and Bring back the BATMOBILE! More

Posted by rj28sc on Thursday July 25, 2013, 21:02

20 New title.
If the title of the film has a Vs in it I will be extremely disappointed. Although I can't see that happening if Nolan has anything to do with it. More

Posted by MarkMcW on Thursday July 25, 2013, 20:55

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