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07.20.2013

This major news item just broke in Hall H at Comic Con around 20 minutes ago. Not much more to say at this point, but we'll provide you with full panel coverage a little later. For now, read 'em and weep and let us know your thoughts below! All I could say....whooaaah.

Director Zack Snyder Unites Superman and Batman in One Explosive New Film

BURBANK, CA, July 20, 2013 – On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Batman and Superman—for the first time on the big screen.

The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures. 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 upcomingfilm 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 inSummer 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 DCEntertainment 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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9:58PM on 07/20/2013
Once the billboard goes up in Times Square, we're all doomed. Just go to an animal shelter right now and get a German Shepherd.
Once the billboard goes up in Times Square, we're all doomed. Just go to an animal shelter right now and get a German Shepherd.
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6:57PM on 07/20/2013
Why does have to be Goyer to write it?! He's just an idea guy. It'll make a bajillion bucks because its Batman/Superman and thus Goyer will keep writing shitty scripts.....
Why does have to be Goyer to write it?! He's just an idea guy. It'll make a bajillion bucks because its Batman/Superman and thus Goyer will keep writing shitty scripts.....
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6:34PM on 07/20/2013

"Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer."

Well....It will suck then. :-(
Well....It will suck then. :-(
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10:18PM on 07/20/2013
Sad but likely accurate.
Sad but likely accurate.
12:28AM on 07/21/2013
Tis true. :-(
Tis true. :-(
6:24PM on 07/20/2013
Goyer is writing it again? Fuck.
Goyer is writing it again? Fuck.
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6:17PM on 07/20/2013
Man of Steel was flawed but Snyder made it his own and proved (along with Watchmen) that he can direct a superhero film. He is the perfect choice here.
Man of Steel was flawed but Snyder made it his own and proved (along with Watchmen) that he can direct a superhero film. He is the perfect choice here.
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4:53AM on 07/21/2013

LMAO

So it will come out in 2015 like I Am Legend predicted. Does that mean humanity won't last long enough to see it?
So it will come out in 2015 like I Am Legend predicted. Does that mean humanity won't last long enough to see it?
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7:53PM on 07/20/2013
I'm really trying to be happy, but David s goyer is a horrible writer. I do not want him to write it. If you can get jonanathan Nolan to write the action and somebody else for the fantasy element (enough of this grounded in reality shit. It's superheroes for fucks sake) or Not just Jonah Nolan but anyone else. Just not David. Fuck.
I'm really trying to be happy, but David s goyer is a horrible writer. I do not want him to write it. If you can get jonanathan Nolan to write the action and somebody else for the fantasy element (enough of this grounded in reality shit. It's superheroes for fucks sake) or Not just Jonah Nolan but anyone else. Just not David. Fuck.
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8:24PM on 07/20/2013
Oh my God, guys! Do you remember the beginning of I AM LEGEND?
Oh my God, guys! Do you remember the beginning of I AM LEGEND?
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6:53PM on 07/20/2013

PLEASE

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD....DON'T RUSH IT
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD....DON'T RUSH IT
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5:06PM on 07/20/2013
Please be good, please be good, please be good...
Please be good, please be good, please be good...
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5:05PM on 07/20/2013

Uh oh.

MOS had some really great stuff in it but it also was a huge mess as far as the action and unnecessarily convoluted plot. There is 1/3 of a great superman movie in there sandwiched between subpar schlock. I like the look and love the cast of MOS but I really hope that they get their shit together on this next flick.
MOS had some really great stuff in it but it also was a huge mess as far as the action and unnecessarily convoluted plot. There is 1/3 of a great superman movie in there sandwiched between subpar schlock. I like the look and love the cast of MOS but I really hope that they get their shit together on this next flick.
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8:58PM on 07/20/2013

Still No WW

They keep recycling these geezers yet can't come up with a decent Wonder Woman? I guess we really do need a woman to write a WW story.
They keep recycling these geezers yet can't come up with a decent Wonder Woman? I guess we really do need a woman to write a WW story.
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9:13PM on 07/20/2013
Wonder Woman sucks as do the rest of th JLA in comparison to these 2.
Wonder Woman sucks as do the rest of th JLA in comparison to these 2.
9:13PM on 07/20/2013
Wonder Woman sucks as do the rest of th JLA in comparison to these 2.
Wonder Woman sucks as do the rest of th JLA in comparison to these 2.
2:56AM on 07/21/2013
Agreed, Wonder Woman does suck.
Agreed, Wonder Woman does suck.
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5:47PM on 07/20/2013
Warner Bros. seemed to have listened to fans about the overall stupidity of rushing a Justice League movie just to compete with Marvel. Having their two biggest names going head-to-head then later turn allies has been years in the making. And what better way to introduce a new Batman than to have him, initially, act as an opposing force to Superman? I think the biggest challenge for this movie will be getting the right villains involved so it doesn't seem too one sided. Imagine the Joker and
Warner Bros. seemed to have listened to fans about the overall stupidity of rushing a Justice League movie just to compete with Marvel. Having their two biggest names going head-to-head then later turn allies has been years in the making. And what better way to introduce a new Batman than to have him, initially, act as an opposing force to Superman? I think the biggest challenge for this movie will be getting the right villains involved so it doesn't seem too one sided. Imagine the Joker and Lex teaming up! That would be a dream come true.
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5:35PM on 07/20/2013

Heres a better question

who will the villian be?
who will the villian be?
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10:38PM on 07/20/2013
They both have a history with Luther. That makes as much sense as anyone.
They both have a history with Luther. That makes as much sense as anyone.
2:34AM on 07/22/2013
Mr Myxlplyx and Bat-mite.
Mr Myxlplyx and Bat-mite.
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3:39AM on 07/21/2013
Superman and Batman in one film!!! Holy shit balls!! This is it folks, the beginning of the DC universe in a cinematic form and I couldnt be more excited!!
Superman and Batman in one film!!! Holy shit balls!! This is it folks, the beginning of the DC universe in a cinematic form and I couldnt be more excited!!
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7:38PM on 07/20/2013

in the wise words of shorty from scary movie

oh shit son...

man this is going to lick balls and then kick them... niether goyer nor snyder are good writers... fuck me blade trinity crossed with sucker punch?
oh shit son...

man this is going to lick balls and then kick them... niether goyer nor snyder are good writers... fuck me blade trinity crossed with sucker punch?
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7:23PM on 07/20/2013
Snyder says that he views the DC characters as mythical legends, and he treats them like gods. Goyer says that he treats the DC characters like Marvel characters, to keep them more realistic and human. They don't see eye to eye, and neither Snyder or Goyer are very good writers. This is why Man of Steel lacked any real focus as a story. Half of the film was a random compilation of redundant flashbacks, and the other half was mindless CGI action. I expect no different from any film that comes
Snyder says that he views the DC characters as mythical legends, and he treats them like gods. Goyer says that he treats the DC characters like Marvel characters, to keep them more realistic and human. They don't see eye to eye, and neither Snyder or Goyer are very good writers. This is why Man of Steel lacked any real focus as a story. Half of the film was a random compilation of redundant flashbacks, and the other half was mindless CGI action. I expect no different from any film that comes from the terribly mismatched team of Snyder and Goyer.
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6:51PM on 07/20/2013
As a DC fan I should be excited. Too bad Man of Steel killed it all for me. Goyer is such a fucking hack.
As a DC fan I should be excited. Too bad Man of Steel killed it all for me. Goyer is such a fucking hack.
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6:55PM on 07/20/2013
no, that's Lindelof.
no, that's Lindelof.
10:35PM on 07/20/2013
His involvement definitely puts a damper on things. Plus he is writing the Justice League movie, so he is essentially DC's Joss Whedon. And that is fucking disappointing.
His involvement definitely puts a damper on things. Plus he is writing the Justice League movie, so he is essentially DC's Joss Whedon. And that is fucking disappointing.
4:59PM on 07/20/2013
Jesus! 2015 is going to be fecking massive! This and Avengers 2, plus Star Wars 7! That's just for starters!!! Great time to be a film fan!
Such nig news! Can't wait to see this!
Jesus! 2015 is going to be fecking massive! This and Avengers 2, plus Star Wars 7! That's just for starters!!! Great time to be a film fan!
Such nig news! Can't wait to see this!
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2:48AM on 07/21/2013
Man of Steel divided fans like never before. I liked it, had issues yes, but had a blast. So I am looking forward to it.
Man of Steel divided fans like never before. I liked it, had issues yes, but had a blast. So I am looking forward to it.
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11:43PM on 07/21/2013
I liked it as well (and agree it had its problems) but enjoyed it overall. I was really looking forward to seeing where they would take the Superman character after this. Now, not so much.
I liked it as well (and agree it had its problems) but enjoyed it overall. I was really looking forward to seeing where they would take the Superman character after this. Now, not so much.
7:26PM on 07/20/2013

No

I no longer trust Goyer, I've never trusted Snyder and Nolan? I'm ready for a new take on the Bat-verse, one where we can get the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Clayface and so on. I'm not against a Supes/Bats team up movie, but I don't see it working with this current creative team in place.
I no longer trust Goyer, I've never trusted Snyder and Nolan? I'm ready for a new take on the Bat-verse, one where we can get the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Clayface and so on. I'm not against a Supes/Bats team up movie, but I don't see it working with this current creative team in place.
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10:13PM on 07/20/2013
Nolan is only an Exec Producer this time around. They generally don't have much input.
Nolan is only an Exec Producer this time around. They generally don't have much input.
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9:13PM on 07/20/2013

David S Goyer is a shitty writer???

I have a suggestion, why don't one of you guys write a Batman/Superman movie and submit it to Warner Bros.? Oh, you won't? That's because you guys all talk the talk but can't walk the walk. None of you will ever have a fraction of the success Goyer has had. I guess Christopher Nolan doesn't know what good writing is according to you guys. So write a better movie or STFU.
I have a suggestion, why don't one of you guys write a Batman/Superman movie and submit it to Warner Bros.? Oh, you won't? That's because you guys all talk the talk but can't walk the walk. None of you will ever have a fraction of the success Goyer has had. I guess Christopher Nolan doesn't know what good writing is according to you guys. So write a better movie or STFU.
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10:01PM on 07/20/2013
Kudos to you, Sir! Films written by David S. Goyer have made collectively made billions. Look at all the bitter aspiring writers jealous of his success!
Kudos to you, Sir! Films written by David S. Goyer have made collectively made billions. Look at all the bitter aspiring writers jealous of his success!
10:02PM on 07/20/2013
That they wouldn't accept any of our script submissions without representation probably factors into it as well.

If success is your barometer of quality, Brett Ratner, Renny Harlin and Paul W.S. Anderson have all had a good deal of success. I guess that makes them geniuses as well?
That they wouldn't accept any of our script submissions without representation probably factors into it as well.

If success is your barometer of quality, Brett Ratner, Renny Harlin and Paul W.S. Anderson have all had a good deal of success. I guess that makes them geniuses as well?
10:09PM on 07/20/2013
Someone here could write a brilliant script and send it in, and it would still never get made. Not only does no one here have name recognition, but David Goyer is already under contract to write the script.

But none of that matters. Why? Because you don't need to write a successful screenplay to see how shitty Goyer writes. In fact, success has literally no bearing on quality. Some of the shittiest films have made many millions of dollars (this goes for music, TV and books, too.)

And
Someone here could write a brilliant script and send it in, and it would still never get made. Not only does no one here have name recognition, but David Goyer is already under contract to write the script.

But none of that matters. Why? Because you don't need to write a successful screenplay to see how shitty Goyer writes. In fact, success has literally no bearing on quality. Some of the shittiest films have made many millions of dollars (this goes for music, TV and books, too.)

And Christopher Nolan does know good writing. That's why Goyer was booted off of the two sequels and Nolan's brother was brought it. Goyer was only credited for "story" (because he helped write the first one,) and even Goyer has said that he had little input.
10:11PM on 07/20/2013
I didn't say he was a genius and I respect Ratner and Anderson. Whether it's a bad movie or good movie It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work to spend months writing and re-writing over and over again with your imagination as your only reference...and that's only half the effort, the other half is getting it made. These guys have made it . Goyer deserves it, he had his hand in writing the best superhero trilogy of all time and you guys sit there and judge like you're the
I didn't say he was a genius and I respect Ratner and Anderson. Whether it's a bad movie or good movie It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work to spend months writing and re-writing over and over again with your imagination as your only reference...and that's only half the effort, the other half is getting it made. These guys have made it . Goyer deserves it, he had his hand in writing the best superhero trilogy of all time and you guys sit there and judge like you're the experts and you can all write a better Batman or Superman movie.
10:33PM on 07/20/2013
You are way off base. I can criticize the paintings of Picasso without thinking myself a better painter than him. People are entitled to an opinion and to express it. This isn't the interwebs of the people's republic. By your estimation the only people that ever have any right to express an opinion of displeasure or disinterest are those more successful than the person they criticize, and that is wrongheaded in so many ways. Popularity does not equate to quality. The Smurfs is not a better film
You are way off base. I can criticize the paintings of Picasso without thinking myself a better painter than him. People are entitled to an opinion and to express it. This isn't the interwebs of the people's republic. By your estimation the only people that ever have any right to express an opinion of displeasure or disinterest are those more successful than the person they criticize, and that is wrongheaded in so many ways. Popularity does not equate to quality. The Smurfs is not a better film than Raging Bull just because it sold more tickets.

Ratner and Anderson would need a ladder to stand on in order to reach Goyer's ass so they could kiss it. And I don't even think he is that great. They are just fucking awful. You should demand more for your entertainment dollar.
10:42PM on 07/20/2013
I never said a movie was better because it sold more tickets. You have every right to criticize a movie because you don't like it. I'm talking about respecting the directors or writers who made the movie (terrible or not) because they probably spent a huge chunk of their lives to bring us their vision. If you actually KNEW what it took to make a movie and made it only to have people attack YOU personally you'd be singing a different tune. I work in Hollywood, I've been on sets so I know.
I never said a movie was better because it sold more tickets. You have every right to criticize a movie because you don't like it. I'm talking about respecting the directors or writers who made the movie (terrible or not) because they probably spent a huge chunk of their lives to bring us their vision. If you actually KNEW what it took to make a movie and made it only to have people attack YOU personally you'd be singing a different tune. I work in Hollywood, I've been on sets so I know.
11:44PM on 07/20/2013
Afu*kingmen!!!!!
Afu*kingmen!!!!!
10:55AM on 07/21/2013
Just because people don't share your opinion, doesn't mean you have to throw a fit. Besides, by your logic, nobody who can pen a producible film is fit to judge a script for good, or ill. Which means you are in no position to deride - or praise - Goyer's work. Which means JoBlo should just go ahead and remove the comments feature from this site.
Just because people don't share your opinion, doesn't mean you have to throw a fit. Besides, by your logic, nobody who can pen a producible film is fit to judge a script for good, or ill. Which means you are in no position to deride - or praise - Goyer's work. Which means JoBlo should just go ahead and remove the comments feature from this site.
1:03PM on 07/21/2013
Ok, first unless Snyder is a dog and he was born a few months before his remake of Dawn of the Dead, then yes, he spends a good chunk of his life on making a movie. But if he's got a 85 year average life span, then 14 months is nothing, absolutely nothing compared to the whole. So don't give that huge chunk of life garbage.

second, WBs never takes spec scripts of big franchise properties. I doesn't matter if you are represented or not. When they want to launch or continue a franchise they
Ok, first unless Snyder is a dog and he was born a few months before his remake of Dawn of the Dead, then yes, he spends a good chunk of his life on making a movie. But if he's got a 85 year average life span, then 14 months is nothing, absolutely nothing compared to the whole. So don't give that huge chunk of life garbage.

second, WBs never takes spec scripts of big franchise properties. I doesn't matter if you are represented or not. When they want to launch or continue a franchise they contact the writers and directors they are interested in and go. The dark knight trilogy was started through that route. Roboinov was moulding Nolan and Snyder at the same time and when WB said "lets keep looking to make a new batman", Roboinov wentto his protégé Nolan who later came back with that Tumbler model and WB was so blown away by this anti batman concept that they went for it. As a result we get three "Batman" movies that not only ignore much of but tells us that all the awesome things about Batman that we loved are dumb and he's really just a watered down James Bond with throat cancer in black body armor.

And finally Nolan doesn't know what good writing is. He doesn't even know what editing is. He got lucky with one film, and that's more because Heath Ledger died a year after filming it (and people wanted to see the supposed but not actually true last performance of Ledger in an iconic villain role). That death made The Dark Knight a financial power house and thusly made Nolan.

And really if you think he's so good, then why was The Dark Knight Rises just as bad (for crying out loud, Batman had to become Batman TWICE in that 3 hour thing that wishes it was a movie), long and pointless? Why was Inception nothing but long exposition in addition to getting everything science knows about dreams and how they work entirely wrong?

Also Goyer is a shitty writer, look at all of his movies that he's written you can use rottentomatoes.com as a guide even, nothing he's written by himself is good. Besides the batman movies, he has dark city and he was only one of 3 writers on that. So he's successful in the fact that he knows how to ride coat tails all the way to the bank.
9:56AM on 07/22/2013
I don't disagree with you, RO84. The Nolan Bat films are just not that good. Like you, I think the trilogy got a lot of traction out of a performance for the ages by Ledger. I don't think it was just his death. The performance was just that good. The second movie was also the most well written and cogent of all three films. Dark Knight Rises is, I'm sorry, pretty awful. It just is.

Bale's Batman is just as uninteresting and weak as he has been in the other films. That voice is just so
I don't disagree with you, RO84. The Nolan Bat films are just not that good. Like you, I think the trilogy got a lot of traction out of a performance for the ages by Ledger. I don't think it was just his death. The performance was just that good. The second movie was also the most well written and cogent of all three films. Dark Knight Rises is, I'm sorry, pretty awful. It just is.

Bale's Batman is just as uninteresting and weak as he has been in the other films. That voice is just so corny. Why did they let him do that? Plus the mask cuts off his breathing and makes him sound like he has a speech impediment. Both Bane and Catwoman were good additions, but Batman comes off as a giant pussy throughout the whole trilogy. You never get a sense of him as all that dangerous or capable; the peak of humanity's abilities. As a film series none of it connects to any of the rest of it in any meaningful or interesting way. It is three basically standalone films with only the vaguest sense of connection to one another. While I understand that you couldn't bring the Joker back, you don't even mention him or his place in the story? I suppose it doesn't matter because the third film destroys any gravity or import the second film had anyway.

The film series leads us to believe that Batman was Batman for about two flippin' weeks. He spent all those years abroad training, then he comes home, becomes Batman and takes on the League of Shadows. The end of Batman Begins leads directly to his confrontation with the Joker. After this he stops being Batman completely for years until Bane comes along. So, why is he so hobbled and crippled? He has barely been Batman! Granted he spent a lot of that time getting his ass kicked, despite his years of training and advanced gadgetry, but again the timeline just isn't that long. And then the ending of TDKR spits right in the face of all Batman fans by having Bruce give up his crime-fighting life to settle down with Catwoman and turning the Bat mantle over to pseudo Robin. What? What the fuck? Is there anything in the character of the comic book Bruce Wayne/ Batman that would allow him to hang it all up for domestic bliss? Does he just stop being obsessed? Isn't that counter-intuitive to the notion of obsession? Whatever, dude. It sucks. Hard.
7:02PM on 07/20/2013
Man of Steel was a clumsy mess that over compensated with fanfare, CGI, and popular names. This news is like nails on a chalkboard to me. These great characters deserve so much better than the mediocrity of Goyer & Snyder.
Man of Steel was a clumsy mess that over compensated with fanfare, CGI, and popular names. This news is like nails on a chalkboard to me. These great characters deserve so much better than the mediocrity of Goyer & Snyder.
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6:50PM on 07/20/2013
But...but Man of Steel was a bit...shit
But...but Man of Steel was a bit...shit
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5:06PM on 07/20/2013

Fuck Yeah w/ a side order of Holy Shit!

Awesome! The Dark Knight truly does rise again.

It'll be very interesting from here on out to see just who exactly Snyder & WB will eventually cast as the new Bruce/Batman. And whether they go w/ a big name star or an unknown...I think their choice will be kick - ass regardless.

So, just a little fanboy re-cap...we've got The Avengers 2, Star Wars: Episode VII, Jurassic Park 4, Independence Day 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5...& now a Man Of Steel 2 / World's Finest movie on the
Awesome! The Dark Knight truly does rise again.

It'll be very interesting from here on out to see just who exactly Snyder & WB will eventually cast as the new Bruce/Batman. And whether they go w/ a big name star or an unknown...I think their choice will be kick - ass regardless.

So, just a little fanboy re-cap...we've got The Avengers 2, Star Wars: Episode VII, Jurassic Park 4, Independence Day 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5...& now a Man Of Steel 2 / World's Finest movie on the way.

DAMN! 2015 is shaping up to be one HELL of a great summer movie season!
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12:17AM on 07/22/2013
Not awesome.

The only movie out of the list you mentioned that I am actually looking forward to seeing is Avengers 2, because Joss Whedon.
Not awesome.

The only movie out of the list you mentioned that I am actually looking forward to seeing is Avengers 2, because Joss Whedon.
7:15PM on 07/20/2013

I'm remaining skeptical..

I'm glad they're making this before throwing together a Justice League movie. However, Snyder only works well with a good script, and Goyer isn't the person to deliver that.
I'm glad they're making this before throwing together a Justice League movie. However, Snyder only works well with a good script, and Goyer isn't the person to deliver that.
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7:04PM on 07/20/2013

Disappointed

Fuck this shit.
Fuck this shit.
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10:15PM on 07/20/2013
Why so glum?
Why so glum?
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7:00PM on 07/20/2013
So what is going to be the excuse to make Batman kill? Why can't we get a Flash movie, or Martian Manhunter?

WB is rushing as usual, trying to play catch-up to Marvel.
So what is going to be the excuse to make Batman kill? Why can't we get a Flash movie, or Martian Manhunter?

WB is rushing as usual, trying to play catch-up to Marvel.
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7:13PM on 07/20/2013
They announced a Flash movie for 2016.
They announced a Flash movie for 2016.
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2:42PM on 07/21/2013

Coincidence or Super-Advanced planning by WB and DC?

I dunno if anyone realized or noticed or even remembers...but in i am legend, the gigantic batman superman poster has a release date of 2015

Holy amazeballs batman!!!!
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I dunno if anyone realized or noticed or even remembers...but in i am legend, the gigantic batman superman poster has a release date of 2015

Holy amazeballs batman!!!!
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6:06PM on 07/21/2013
I remember that, I doubt they've been planning this since the whole DC Universe movie thing seems really patched together with no real plan whatsoever.
I remember that, I doubt they've been planning this since the whole DC Universe movie thing seems really patched together with no real plan whatsoever.
8:27PM on 07/21/2013
But what a heck of a coincidence!!!!! I was geeking my balls out when i read about the release date!!!
But what a heck of a coincidence!!!!! I was geeking my balls out when i read about the release date!!!
11:35PM on 07/21/2013
Uh... no. Definitely not planning. Have a look at WB's track record for "planning".

Also, do a quick google search next time. Find out what really happened with that Superman v Batman poster in I Am Legend.
Uh... no. Definitely not planning. Have a look at WB's track record for "planning".

Also, do a quick google search next time. Find out what really happened with that Superman v Batman poster in I Am Legend.
9:57PM on 07/20/2013
I'm a skeptic, but man oh man would I be lying if I said I wasn't excited as f*ck right now! As much as I absolutely love Nolan's take on Batman, I really want to see one done like the Arkham videogames this time. Let's go, Snyder!
I'm a skeptic, but man oh man would I be lying if I said I wasn't excited as f*ck right now! As much as I absolutely love Nolan's take on Batman, I really want to see one done like the Arkham videogames this time. Let's go, Snyder!
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9:52PM on 07/20/2013
One word. YAY!!!!!
One word. YAY!!!!!
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2:29AM on 07/22/2013
Another word. BOO!!!!!
Another word. BOO!!!!!
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9:47PM on 07/20/2013

A few things?

So, they have no script and no story but they are going to fit Batman in regardless?
And, this will be the Superman sequel and not a Superman/Batman collabo film, correct? It was a little vague.

I guess this is cool. I'm not blown away by Zack Snyder, but Man of Steel was pretty good and his visuals are always pretty solid. A lot of MOS's strength was its casting so if they can nail the new Batman that will go a long way. I kind of wish Goyer wasn't writing this. He is overrated imho. I
So, they have no script and no story but they are going to fit Batman in regardless?
And, this will be the Superman sequel and not a Superman/Batman collabo film, correct? It was a little vague.

I guess this is cool. I'm not blown away by Zack Snyder, but Man of Steel was pretty good and his visuals are always pretty solid. A lot of MOS's strength was its casting so if they can nail the new Batman that will go a long way. I kind of wish Goyer wasn't writing this. He is overrated imho. I think he has gotten a lot of mileage out of his association with Nolan's Batman films. His personal filmography is nothing to really write home about. I like Dark City as much as the next guy but that's kind of it.

Putting your two tent-pole characters in the hands of two pretty mediocre artists is a risky proposition. If the fanboy hordes don't like their interpretation there is a lot of money to be lost.
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12:20AM on 07/22/2013
I agree with all of this.
I agree with all of this.
9:51AM on 07/22/2013
Tip o'the cap to ya, sir.
Tip o'the cap to ya, sir.
7:59PM on 07/20/2013
I just hope they keep Justice League characters out of future Batman solo movies, aside from some post-credit or throwaway scene. Batman and Superman is definitely better than a full JL movie though, at least until some other characters (WW, Flash, etc) are introduced.
I just hope they keep Justice League characters out of future Batman solo movies, aside from some post-credit or throwaway scene. Batman and Superman is definitely better than a full JL movie though, at least until some other characters (WW, Flash, etc) are introduced.
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10:06PM on 07/20/2013
I respectfully disagree. I think there have been enough stand alone Batman films with no reference or integration whatsoever to the larger DC universe. I think it is time to see what it is like, cinematically speaking, to see how the character operates in that world. It would just be a more interesting change of pace in my opinion.
I respectfully disagree. I think there have been enough stand alone Batman films with no reference or integration whatsoever to the larger DC universe. I think it is time to see what it is like, cinematically speaking, to see how the character operates in that world. It would just be a more interesting change of pace in my opinion.
7:47PM on 07/20/2013

OMG OMG OMG

much better to go with this then a JLA movie good stepping stone towards that
much better to go with this then a JLA movie good stepping stone towards that
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6:17PM on 07/20/2013

Yes!

Loved man of steel, I am completely ready to see what batman is like in that world!
Loved man of steel, I am completely ready to see what batman is like in that world!
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12:43AM on 07/22/2013
You mean in a world where an angry god can melt your face with his heat vision and tear your spine out through your bellybutton?

I would think the operative word would be "ineffective".
You mean in a world where an angry god can melt your face with his heat vision and tear your spine out through your bellybutton?

I would think the operative word would be "ineffective".
11:30PM on 07/24/2013
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11:54PM on 07/24/2013
Superman is capable of doing all of that in the comics and batman still finds ways to stop/defeat him if necessary. How is this any different?
Superman is capable of doing all of that in the comics and batman still finds ways to stop/defeat him if necessary. How is this any different?
5:36PM on 07/20/2013

Called it, it was DC's best move.

Now what they should do is alternate with Brave and the Bold team ups each year. So in like 2016 we get Green Lantern & The Flash or Wonder Woman & Aquaman.
Now what they should do is alternate with Brave and the Bold team ups each year. So in like 2016 we get Green Lantern & The Flash or Wonder Woman & Aquaman.
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11:29PM on 07/20/2013

meh

....on the plus side we shouldn't have to sit through another Batman origin story.
....on the plus side we shouldn't have to sit through another Batman origin story.
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4:26AM on 07/21/2013
Don't rule that out just yet, look at who's writing it.
Don't rule that out just yet, look at who's writing it.
5:19PM on 07/20/2013
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
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2:33AM on 07/22/2013
That's a direct quote from the screenplay, and it's Robin's first line.
That's a direct quote from the screenplay, and it's Robin's first line.
5:14PM on 07/20/2013
BILLY CRUDUP FOR BATMAN!
BILLY CRUDUP FOR BATMAN!
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10:37PM on 07/20/2013
That's actually not a bad idea.
That's actually not a bad idea.
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5:09PM on 07/20/2013

HOLY SHHHHHHHIIIIII

"I just DC'd all over my keyboard" - comment from Crapmaster
"I just DC'd all over my keyboard" - comment from Crapmaster
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4:56PM on 07/20/2013

Holy awesome news batman!

Awesome news I jumped up and cheered finally a batman superman movie I'm excited ill be cheering for bats!!
Awesome news I jumped up and cheered finally a batman superman movie I'm excited ill be cheering for bats!!
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12:40AM on 07/22/2013
I don't know about that, they're somewhat mismatched... given that Superman could reach inside Batman's cowl, tear out his entire jawbone and throw it into orbit.
I don't know about that, they're somewhat mismatched... given that Superman could reach inside Batman's cowl, tear out his entire jawbone and throw it into orbit.
6:14PM on 07/21/2013
If Nolan and DC were smart, (which the jury is still out on) they'd hire someone like a Geoff Johns to help co-write this movie, Goyer has proven he can't do it on his own and someone competent is needed or we're gonna end up with another turd burger like Meh of Steel.
If Nolan and DC were smart, (which the jury is still out on) they'd hire someone like a Geoff Johns to help co-write this movie, Goyer has proven he can't do it on his own and someone competent is needed or we're gonna end up with another turd burger like Meh of Steel.
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12:26PM on 07/21/2013
I guess some people would rather have Schumacher back. Nipples for everyone!!! For fucks sake, it's goddamn Batman and Superman.
I guess some people would rather have Schumacher back. Nipples for everyone!!! For fucks sake, it's goddamn Batman and Superman.
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3:16PM on 07/21/2013
Yep...while I am a fan of the World's Finest, it's just a movie....no need to get excited folks!
Yep...while I am a fan of the World's Finest, it's just a movie....no need to get excited folks!
7:53PM on 07/20/2013

I'm lovin' this news!

MOS was a great movie, and while there a few bugs to work out with the story, Zack is a great director for the super hero genre movie-going public.
The only issue I have, and I expect to have a lot of thumb downs with my next statement, is Batman! Personally, Christian Bale portrayed BW/Batman in a very"realistic" light as a man who is driven by his parents death, and the vigilantic stance against the criminal underworld. It's just my two cents, and yes, I know Chris N said he was done
MOS was a great movie, and while there a few bugs to work out with the story, Zack is a great director for the super hero genre movie-going public.
The only issue I have, and I expect to have a lot of thumb downs with my next statement, is Batman! Personally, Christian Bale portrayed BW/Batman in a very"realistic" light as a man who is driven by his parents death, and the vigilantic stance against the criminal underworld. It's just my two cents, and yes, I know Chris N said he was done after three Batman films, as was CB, but for continuity's sake, DC needs Christian Bale as Batman. I see a movie-going audience split over putting someone else under the cowl.

With that being said: I'm going to fap over this news again....lol.
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8:21PM on 07/20/2013
Dude, having Bale back as Batman would make the ending of TDKR totally pointless. It would take away it's meaning. Seriously, having Bale back as Batman would ruin the feeling that TDKR left behind.
Dude, having Bale back as Batman would make the ending of TDKR totally pointless. It would take away it's meaning. Seriously, having Bale back as Batman would ruin the feeling that TDKR left behind.
9:31PM on 07/20/2013
Adam West has been the best batman on screen, they should get him to play him again. Or dud fanboys could get used to the fact that roles have changed actors all the time and the picture usually doesn't suffer sometimes it is improved (ruffalo in avengers??). Bale is not coming back and if he did, it would make tdkr pointless. Which is a shame because that ending wrapped that story up so nicely.
Adam West has been the best batman on screen, they should get him to play him again. Or dud fanboys could get used to the fact that roles have changed actors all the time and the picture usually doesn't suffer sometimes it is improved (ruffalo in avengers??). Bale is not coming back and if he did, it would make tdkr pointless. Which is a shame because that ending wrapped that story up so nicely.
10:10PM on 07/20/2013
No way Bale is back. He has personally closed that door, locked it, dynamited it and then ran it over with a bulldozer. He has gone out of his way to say so. I guess everyone has a price but I imagine his would be too high to return to this role to make any financial sense.

Also, as others have said, it would fucking destroy the Nolan ending. I honestly don't like Dark Knight Rises much and think the ending is pretty awful, but it would be even worse to totally reverse course and act like
No way Bale is back. He has personally closed that door, locked it, dynamited it and then ran it over with a bulldozer. He has gone out of his way to say so. I guess everyone has a price but I imagine his would be too high to return to this role to make any financial sense.

Also, as others have said, it would fucking destroy the Nolan ending. I honestly don't like Dark Knight Rises much and think the ending is pretty awful, but it would be even worse to totally reverse course and act like it didn't happen.
10:44PM on 07/20/2013
While I respect that the Nolan films had a neat ending to the DK storyline, why can't it be carried on with Bale, coming back, with a story that forces him to don the cowl again....it's not messing up the DK storyline, and it would be a new chapter with a new storyline. I don't think that Bale will come back, but I do think that the continuity will be messed up if they keep Cavill and not Bale. Just my two cents.
While I respect that the Nolan films had a neat ending to the DK storyline, why can't it be carried on with Bale, coming back, with a story that forces him to don the cowl again....it's not messing up the DK storyline, and it would be a new chapter with a new storyline. I don't think that Bale will come back, but I do think that the continuity will be messed up if they keep Cavill and not Bale. Just my two cents.
10:48PM on 07/20/2013
Oh yeah....Adam West?!?! Whatever you're drinking or smoking, I want some!
Oh yeah....Adam West?!?! Whatever you're drinking or smoking, I want some!
10:04AM on 07/21/2013
For the ones who didn't understand the ending of TDKR. I suggest you go and watch or read The Dark Knight Returns. You might understand it then.
For the ones who didn't understand the ending of TDKR. I suggest you go and watch or read The Dark Knight Returns. You might understand it then.
3:15PM on 07/21/2013
I have a thought on the way TDKR ended: with Alfred seeing Bruce, and nodding to him, doesn't that leave the door open for Bale returning? The trilogy was wrapped up neatly (you're right LickMyLovePump) but I think there might be more to the story if Bruce is alive at the end. The ending almost implies that the Batman story can carry on, and not with that "Robin" BS at the end....that part of the movie I had a hard time swallowing.

Just a comment to DoB: I don't think that
I have a thought on the way TDKR ended: with Alfred seeing Bruce, and nodding to him, doesn't that leave the door open for Bale returning? The trilogy was wrapped up neatly (you're right LickMyLovePump) but I think there might be more to the story if Bruce is alive at the end. The ending almost implies that the Batman story can carry on, and not with that "Robin" BS at the end....that part of the movie I had a hard time swallowing.

Just a comment to DoB: I don't think that bringing Bale back would reverse course, but be a continuation of a new story.
11:20PM on 07/21/2013
Sigh....if there HAS to be someone else portraying Batman: Jim Caviezel
Sigh....if there HAS to be someone else portraying Batman: Jim Caviezel
12:22AM on 07/22/2013
Jesus H Christ, darkwind, Bale is NOT coming back.
Jesus H Christ, darkwind, Bale is NOT coming back.
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5:36PM on 07/20/2013
I have waiting for this moment for, what seems all my life, Please God do Not Muck this up!
I have waiting for this moment for, what seems all my life, Please God do Not Muck this up!
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6:02PM on 07/20/2013
Hate to break it to you, but Zach Snyder is far from being God!
Hate to break it to you, but Zach Snyder is far from being God!
6:38PM on 07/21/2013

to RO84....

1. You claim The Dark Knight is Christopher Nolan's only good work and he got lucky. I guess you haven't seen Memento.
2. You can't "fire" a producer, a producer is the person putting their own money into the film, they are taking all the risk.
3. I seriously doubt you have written better movies than David Goyer or Zach Snyder.
1. You claim The Dark Knight is Christopher Nolan's only good work and he got lucky. I guess you haven't seen Memento.
2. You can't "fire" a producer, a producer is the person putting their own money into the film, they are taking all the risk.
3. I seriously doubt you have written better movies than David Goyer or Zach Snyder.
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11:31PM on 07/21/2013
1. ...Or Insomnia. Or The Prestige. That's one lucky son of a bitch right there.
2. Yes you can.
3. You never know...
1. ...Or Insomnia. Or The Prestige. That's one lucky son of a bitch right there.
2. Yes you can.
3. You never know...
11:55AM on 07/22/2013
Marty, baby, you have no fucking idea what you are talking about at all.

Most producers have absolutely none of their own money in the film. That comes from the studio. If every producer self-financed every picture there would be no need for studios at all. Producing is a skill set, like any other job. It has nothing to do with your own money. Certainly, having your own money in on a picture would make you a producer, but having none of your money in doesn't mean you can't be a
Marty, baby, you have no fucking idea what you are talking about at all.

Most producers have absolutely none of their own money in the film. That comes from the studio. If every producer self-financed every picture there would be no need for studios at all. Producing is a skill set, like any other job. It has nothing to do with your own money. Certainly, having your own money in on a picture would make you a producer, but having none of your money in doesn't mean you can't be a producer.

You often seem to confuse your opinion for scientific fact (I.e. Memento is good, RO84 can't write a better movie, etc.). I do, however, admire your tenacity. Carry on.
1:22AM on 07/21/2013
part of me just doesn't believe this!
part of me just doesn't believe this!
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10:29PM on 07/20/2013
This shouldn't have happened.i don't trust Snyder and goyer.MOS is messy.
This shouldn't have happened.i don't trust Snyder and goyer.MOS is messy.
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5:41PM on 07/20/2013
Hopefully they can use this to setup a Justice League film for 2018, and maybe get some other characters (GL, Flash, WW, Aquaman, etc.) off the ground in 2016 or 2017. Do it right, DC! :)
Hopefully they can use this to setup a Justice League film for 2018, and maybe get some other characters (GL, Flash, WW, Aquaman, etc.) off the ground in 2016 or 2017. Do it right, DC! :)
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2:02PM on 07/22/2013
Almost every part of me fears this will suck. Big time. Anyone who wanted to see a good sequel to Man of Steel that fleshes out Superman/Clark Kent and those characters more are likely to be shit outta luck, because the filmmakers are now going to focus more on Batman's... reintroduction? Then there's the factor of casting... I'm just incredibly skeptical. I think this move could mean that NEITHER Batman or Superman will get their proper due... especially under the guidance of Snyder and Goyer.
Almost every part of me fears this will suck. Big time. Anyone who wanted to see a good sequel to Man of Steel that fleshes out Superman/Clark Kent and those characters more are likely to be shit outta luck, because the filmmakers are now going to focus more on Batman's... reintroduction? Then there's the factor of casting... I'm just incredibly skeptical. I think this move could mean that NEITHER Batman or Superman will get their proper due... especially under the guidance of Snyder and Goyer. I think this could be an utter disaster. I sure hope that I'm wrong.
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5:42PM on 07/21/2013

The World's Finest Storyline...

Bring in Lex and the Joker, maybe even Harley Quinn. How could you go wrong?!
Bring in Lex and the Joker, maybe even Harley Quinn. How could you go wrong?!
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6:05PM on 07/21/2013
by letting David S**t Goyer write it, that's how.
by letting David S**t Goyer write it, that's how.
11:32PM on 07/21/2013
There's no frickin way on Earth that even WB would be stupid enough to bring the Joker back right away.
There's no frickin way on Earth that even WB would be stupid enough to bring the Joker back right away.
12:11AM on 07/22/2013
Seeing as how the power of the almighty dollar is alluring to the studios, bringing him back for another interpretation has dollar signs written all over it. With all due respect to Mr. Ledger's performance, he nailed the part, but you can't not do Joker just because he was done so well by a now deceased actor. They have to bring him back eventually, it's inevitable. And now that there's a new interpretation of the Bats, we can now have a new interpretation of the iconic villain. And with Bats
Seeing as how the power of the almighty dollar is alluring to the studios, bringing him back for another interpretation has dollar signs written all over it. With all due respect to Mr. Ledger's performance, he nailed the part, but you can't not do Joker just because he was done so well by a now deceased actor. They have to bring him back eventually, it's inevitable. And now that there's a new interpretation of the Bats, we can now have a new interpretation of the iconic villain. And with Bats teaming up with Supes, and throwing the Joker in for good measure, there's your Avengers size blockbuster. I'd certainly be there day one.
2:16AM on 07/22/2013
I'm certainly not saying that another actor can't do another version of the Joker, nor that another actor can't somehow create a performance that's equally iconic; point of fact, before TDK was released everyone wondered how Ledger could top Nicholson's performance, which now looks remarkably twee and childish when compared to Ledger's Joker. In fact, as you say, I believe it's probably inevitable. I am, however, saying that it's too soon. There would be a huge backlash from fans of Ledger's
I'm certainly not saying that another actor can't do another version of the Joker, nor that another actor can't somehow create a performance that's equally iconic; point of fact, before TDK was released everyone wondered how Ledger could top Nicholson's performance, which now looks remarkably twee and childish when compared to Ledger's Joker. In fact, as you say, I believe it's probably inevitable. I am, however, saying that it's too soon. There would be a huge backlash from fans of Ledger's iconic performance who would view it as disrespectful to Ledger's memory. And that's the kind of bad press that a Superman vs Batman movie doesn't need. I don't believe enough time has passed that any actor wouldn't be able to distance himself from Ledger's performance that the new Joker would be different enough to be a completely new interpretation.

So there.
11:58AM on 07/22/2013
There is absolutely going to be another Joker in the not too distant future. If they are rebooting the Batman franchise you are going to see a new Joker. If they have any brains at all they will avoid Ledger's take on the character like the plague, but we will without a doubt be seeing the Joker again. He is necessary for a proper Batman.
There is absolutely going to be another Joker in the not too distant future. If they are rebooting the Batman franchise you are going to see a new Joker. If they have any brains at all they will avoid Ledger's take on the character like the plague, but we will without a doubt be seeing the Joker again. He is necessary for a proper Batman.
3:05AM on 07/21/2013
Dammit, I so wish I was in Hall H to hear this announcement, I'm glad a World's Finest flick is on the road! I'm still of the persuasion that they could've skipped right to a Trinity movie, but I think this makes sense as a way to introduce a new Batman in the MOS-verse. I wouldn't want him to be too different from the Christian Bale iteration, but distinct enough. They've gotta cast someone good, and fast.
Dammit, I so wish I was in Hall H to hear this announcement, I'm glad a World's Finest flick is on the road! I'm still of the persuasion that they could've skipped right to a Trinity movie, but I think this makes sense as a way to introduce a new Batman in the MOS-verse. I wouldn't want him to be too different from the Christian Bale iteration, but distinct enough. They've gotta cast someone good, and fast.
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10:36AM on 07/21/2013
A Trinity film would have been perfect to introduce WW, I guess beggers cant be choosers right....
A Trinity film would have been perfect to introduce WW, I guess beggers cant be choosers right....
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8:31PM on 07/20/2013

Karl Urban

make it happen
make it happen
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2:40AM on 07/22/2013
I'd rather a sequel to Dredd.
I'd rather a sequel to Dredd.
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8:12PM on 07/20/2013

Kryptonite ...

Two things. First Public Enemies where they fight the entire DC catalog was awesome. They have such drastic style differences, it is a joy watching them irk each other. Second, I would bet my shirt that Kryptonite will be discovered and used in this movie. Most of it will get destroyed, but a sliver will be either kept or given to Batman.
Two things. First Public Enemies where they fight the entire DC catalog was awesome. They have such drastic style differences, it is a joy watching them irk each other. Second, I would bet my shirt that Kryptonite will be discovered and used in this movie. Most of it will get destroyed, but a sliver will be either kept or given to Batman.
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7:47PM on 07/20/2013

Blimey.

This news pleases me.
This news pleases me.
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4:57PM on 07/20/2013
Fuck yes yes yes.
Fuck yes yes yes.
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11:18PM on 07/21/2013

And another thing...

Come on guys, ENOUGH with the "bring Christian Bale back" comments. Seriously. He's already stated multiple times and in multiple ways that he's NOT returning. He was a great Batman, but he's done.
Come on guys, ENOUGH with the "bring Christian Bale back" comments. Seriously. He's already stated multiple times and in multiple ways that he's NOT returning. He was a great Batman, but he's done.
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8:23AM on 07/21/2013
I'm still in the very disappointed with MoS camp but this is brilliant news for anyone whos a fan of this stuff. I'll hold my current opinion of WB's lack of foresight in developing a DC cinematic universe to rival Marvel but this is a very good start. I've said this so many times...and it should go without saying...but just a little bit of foresight and Bale's Batman could have been in this. There was no reason to give him that pointless limp in Rises and no reason to have his business
I'm still in the very disappointed with MoS camp but this is brilliant news for anyone whos a fan of this stuff. I'll hold my current opinion of WB's lack of foresight in developing a DC cinematic universe to rival Marvel but this is a very good start. I've said this so many times...and it should go without saying...but just a little bit of foresight and Bale's Batman could have been in this. There was no reason to give him that pointless limp in Rises and no reason to have his business taken away from and there was no need to have him die/disappear come the end of it. I swear, it's as if Nolan desperately didn't want WB's to put him in their cinematic universe. Anyhoo...great news - just hope they can deliver - they've definitely got my positive attention with this announcement. Please dont lose the momentum this piece of new will generate.
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10:03PM on 07/23/2013

Where is the cast this?

Where is the cast this? Who would make a good new Batman?
Where is the cast this? Who would make a good new Batman?
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12:04PM on 07/22/2013

Leave this in the comics...Zack Snyder sucks!

A Superman who is a murderer, or should I say a mass-murderer, and he's darker and grittier than Batman. What's Batman going to have to do to become the dark and gritty one again, join the Illuminati?
A Superman who is a murderer, or should I say a mass-murderer, and he's darker and grittier than Batman. What's Batman going to have to do to become the dark and gritty one again, join the Illuminati?
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7:27PM on 07/21/2013
So this is actually happening. *sigh*

Anticipating cinematic clusterfuck in 3... 2... 1...
So this is actually happening. *sigh*

Anticipating cinematic clusterfuck in 3... 2... 1...
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11:01AM on 07/21/2013

World's Finest, Star Wars VII, Avengers 2, Jaws 19...

It's official that 2015 will be the highest grossing year in film history. Can't wait for my power laces and Wilson Hover Conversion.
It's official that 2015 will be the highest grossing year in film history. Can't wait for my power laces and Wilson Hover Conversion.
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5:43PM on 07/20/2013

outstanding!

Can I get my IMAX tickets now?
Can I get my IMAX tickets now?
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5:12PM on 07/20/2013

AWESOME!!

DC is finally moving forward with a movie universe!! can a superman/batman movie do better than Avengers 2 in 2015??
DC is finally moving forward with a movie universe!! can a superman/batman movie do better than Avengers 2 in 2015??
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4:04PM on 07/23/2013
I'm kind of glad to see all the "worries" and negative reaction for this. That way atleast when this movie comes out their expectations will be low only to have their freaking mindholes blown away! This should be a great movie.
I'm kind of glad to see all the "worries" and negative reaction for this. That way atleast when this movie comes out their expectations will be low only to have their freaking mindholes blown away! This should be a great movie.
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11:07PM on 07/22/2013
LMAO.
What a bunch of glass is half empty cry babies here. MoS made mucho dollars and this one will make even more gaurenfukcingteed !!


LMAO.
What a bunch of glass is half empty cry babies here. MoS made mucho dollars and this one will make even more gaurenfukcingteed !!


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7:08PM on 07/22/2013
Some posters bring up a good point. The awesome dynamic between Batman and Superman is now lost. They were once two sides of the same coin, Superman being the light and Batman being the dark. Now we have a Superman who is darker and more violent & unhinged than Batman. They are essentially the same character now. It will just be weird to have Superman condemning Batman's violence after MoS.
Some posters bring up a good point. The awesome dynamic between Batman and Superman is now lost. They were once two sides of the same coin, Superman being the light and Batman being the dark. Now we have a Superman who is darker and more violent & unhinged than Batman. They are essentially the same character now. It will just be weird to have Superman condemning Batman's violence after MoS.
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6:32PM on 07/22/2013
Zack a fan boy? He got rid of one of the most important elements of Superman and that being the fortress of solitude. Its not as if Man of Steel was a huge success, it didn't brake any records which is important to one of the greatest comic book characters of all time.
Zack a fan boy? He got rid of one of the most important elements of Superman and that being the fortress of solitude. Its not as if Man of Steel was a huge success, it didn't brake any records which is important to one of the greatest comic book characters of all time.
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3:26PM on 07/22/2013
I guess the thing that excites me the most about this isn't necessarily the team up movie but the introduction of Batman into a somewhat established science fiction universe. I really like the Nolan Bat-films as much as the next fan, but in a world where aliens exist we have the possibility of seeing a fully realized set of rouges that rely on the strong sci-fi elements that have been missing. Clay Face, Ivy, Croc, and maybe a proper telling of Ras and Fries, as well as Joker, Harley, Penguin,
I guess the thing that excites me the most about this isn't necessarily the team up movie but the introduction of Batman into a somewhat established science fiction universe. I really like the Nolan Bat-films as much as the next fan, but in a world where aliens exist we have the possibility of seeing a fully realized set of rouges that rely on the strong sci-fi elements that have been missing. Clay Face, Ivy, Croc, and maybe a proper telling of Ras and Fries, as well as Joker, Harley, Penguin, Catwoman etc.

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2:03PM on 07/22/2013
Yeah, I'm worried.
Yeah, I'm worried.
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10:43PM on 07/22/2013
Justifiably so.
Justifiably so.
12:41PM on 07/22/2013

Great news

... but I really was expecting a sequel to MoS with a Batman cameo and then a film with both. Anyway this is a better way to move foward from DC and WB, instead of a rushed JLA movie.
... but I really was expecting a sequel to MoS with a Batman cameo and then a film with both. Anyway this is a better way to move foward from DC and WB, instead of a rushed JLA movie.
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10:03AM on 07/22/2013
They haven't figured out Superman yet and now they are throwing Batman into the mix, this will be a clusterfuck.
They should just focus on doing Superman right and leave the Justice League dream on the shelf for a while.
They haven't figured out Superman yet and now they are throwing Batman into the mix, this will be a clusterfuck.
They should just focus on doing Superman right and leave the Justice League dream on the shelf for a while.
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9:08AM on 07/22/2013

YESSS!!!

I am absolutely pumped!
I am absolutely pumped!
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8:10AM on 07/22/2013

Snyder's on a roll, let him ruin Bats too...

Great concept and done right will be fantastic, however allowing the same team back who did Man of Steel is just asking for creative trouble. What a mess of a film that was, he ruined Sups for me I don't want Bats ruined as well.
Great concept and done right will be fantastic, however allowing the same team back who did Man of Steel is just asking for creative trouble. What a mess of a film that was, he ruined Sups for me I don't want Bats ruined as well.
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8:27AM on 07/22/2013
Completely agree!
Completely agree!
10:37PM on 07/21/2013

Sooo cool!

This is for me the most anticipated film of 2015, I just hope they get it right.
This is for me the most anticipated film of 2015, I just hope they get it right.
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11:08AM on 07/21/2013
I think this is great news! It is a different way to setup the Justice League movie and it brings something to the screen that tons of fans have wanted for a long time. However I'm not too sure how much Batman is going to be in the film. If you notice it is still going to be called Man of Steel 2. My guess is that they will have Bruce Wayne as a more important part of the story than Batman. Then build that up towards the end of the film where Batman and Superman are together and that leads into
I think this is great news! It is a different way to setup the Justice League movie and it brings something to the screen that tons of fans have wanted for a long time. However I'm not too sure how much Batman is going to be in the film. If you notice it is still going to be called Man of Steel 2. My guess is that they will have Bruce Wayne as a more important part of the story than Batman. Then build that up towards the end of the film where Batman and Superman are together and that leads into the JL movie.
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1:44AM on 07/21/2013

Makes Sense

If JUSTICE LEAGUE is coming out in 2017 with BATMAN and FLASH coming out in 2016, then this is more of a strategic and proper plan on DC and WB's part in setting up the timeline for the DC Cinematic Universe. I like where this is heading now.
If JUSTICE LEAGUE is coming out in 2017 with BATMAN and FLASH coming out in 2016, then this is more of a strategic and proper plan on DC and WB's part in setting up the timeline for the DC Cinematic Universe. I like where this is heading now.
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9:37PM on 07/20/2013

Goyer can' t write alone......

and snyder only can direct..... we are FCKEd.
and snyder only can direct..... we are FCKEd.
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5:05PM on 07/20/2013

Holy awesome news batman!

Awesome news I jumped up and cheered finally a batman superman movie I'm excited ill be cheering for bats!!
Awesome news I jumped up and cheered finally a batman superman movie I'm excited ill be cheering for bats!!
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11:51AM on 07/22/2013
To me "Man of Steel" was a let down and had promising story concepts that were executed very poorly. I put a lot of this blame on Zach Synder, as he's always been a director that's all about flash and not substance. This is not good news in my mind as they should make sure Supes is done right before throwing other characters in the mix for Synder to ruin.
To me "Man of Steel" was a let down and had promising story concepts that were executed very poorly. I put a lot of this blame on Zach Synder, as he's always been a director that's all about flash and not substance. This is not good news in my mind as they should make sure Supes is done right before throwing other characters in the mix for Synder to ruin.
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10:06PM on 07/21/2013

Oh noes...

A number of news reports are surfacing that it's not going to be a stand alone offshoot Superman vs Batman movie but instead the actual Man Of Steel sequel which will have Batman in it.

If this is true I am extremely dubious about this idea... Once again, WB are jumping the gun on giving us a GOOD Superman movie and trying to have their cake and eat it too. BAD IDEA and further proof that WB have no idea what they are doing. I want a proper Superman movie!!!!
A number of news reports are surfacing that it's not going to be a stand alone offshoot Superman vs Batman movie but instead the actual Man Of Steel sequel which will have Batman in it.

If this is true I am extremely dubious about this idea... Once again, WB are jumping the gun on giving us a GOOD Superman movie and trying to have their cake and eat it too. BAD IDEA and further proof that WB have no idea what they are doing. I want a proper Superman movie!!!!
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