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[Updated]: Superman/Batman Teaming Up For 2015 Film

Warner Bros. teams up its two most popular characters for a Zack Snyder-directed blockbuster.

This morning, the LA Times Hero Complex broke the news that Warner Bros. has plans for the Caped Crusader to join in for the 2015 sequel to MAN OF STEEL. The Hollywood Reporter chimed in to confirm, and it looks like we're likely to see the team-up, featuring Henry Cavill in a reprisal of his role as Superman, along with a yet-to-be-announced Batman. David Goyer and Zach Snyder are also expected to be attached to this project.

Also rumored to be in development: a FLASH movie for 2016 and the much-awaited JUSTICE LEAGUE film in 2017.

We'll find out more after the Warner Bros./Legendary panel (currently in session!).

Update

The Batman/Superman movie is officially happening!

"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."

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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Insane, cant believe this is happening so soon, can't wait!

Posted by SandMan_

@jonny_anonymous: They what?

@mia26 said:

@sandman_ said:

They just killed it for me with the Frank Miller Bullsh!t.

Same here, I hope and pray to God that they use nothing from Frank Miller piece of shit The Dark Knight Returns aka Look how much of a badass I am. Can we just do this right way and have them as the world's finest, you know beating the crap out of bad guys instead of each other, Frank Miller's "Superman" if you can even call him that was NOT Superman, I think any sane comic book reader can agree on that.

I hope it isn't. We just got a Superman movie. I don't need Batman glamoring everything with his BS.

@sandman_ said:

They just killed it for me with the Frank Miller Bullsh!t.

Frank Millers Batman movie was a fanboy movie, They took down superman after he got nuked in the face, and they used a sprinkle of green fairy dust to take him down, Frank Miller must not know about Metallo.

The only way yo make Batman look cool it to f*ck with Superman.

Edited by Jayc1324

Most of you don't understand that some heroes can't hold their own movie like batman and superman can. Wonder Woman probably couldn't, not aquaman or cyborg. Green lantern had his chance and kinda blew it. I hope the flash movie is good but no other hero is gonna have successful movies like batman an superman. Don't mean to be a downer just speaking the truth

Edited by Justthatkid

@sandman_: Isn't this movie suppose to be realistic, But then again Superman won't be trying to hurt him, and they will try comic book relating the movie despite them wanting to make it realistic.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@sandman_: They said they where not adapting anything from TDKR

Posted by Jayc1324

You guys sound really scared of batman beating up superman

Posted by SandMan_
Posted by Justthatkid

@jayc1324 said:

You guys sound really scared of batman beating up superman

I wouldn't say scared I could care less I just hate when people take canon moments from movies such as animated movies to say Batman can beat Superman, I find it annoying when you have a fanboy's reasoning being The Dark Knight returns.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@sandman_: The part when Snyder said

"We're not adapting this thing,"

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@sandman_ said:

@justthatkid: Hopefully it won't hurt Superman. I don't need any of that Frank Miller BS.

@jonny_anonymous said:

@sandman_: They said they where not adapting anything from TDKR

Where?

There said they weren't adapting anything. They used that line to just reveal Batman. From CBR:

"I know there's been a lot of speculation about what we're doing," Snyder said. "It is official that we're going to make another Superman movie." He teased that "there's one particular part of the film I might be able to help you out with."

Harry Lennox from "Man of Steel" joined the panel to read something. "We're not adapting this thing," Snyder said, "but it will help us tell you something."

Edited by laabitres

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Posted by jointron33

@justthatkid: How could he know? He's too busy fapping to Sin City fanfic.

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! ITS HAPPENING!!! I waited for this movie since I was a little kid! This is BY FAR my biggest geek out moment, when it comes to movies! I LOVED Man of Steel and cannot wait to see a sequel with my favorite fictional character ever entering the picture! I couldn't be more excited! I am just a bit afraid that it comes out the same year as Star Wars and Avengers 2. I want Batman/Superman to be hugely successful! Lets just hope they get a Batman actor who can hold his own against Cavill, who is for my taste perfect for his role!

Posted by k4tzm4n

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Edited by Jayc1324

@justthatkid: I understand but it's really not that big of a deal if batman can beat him. What he did in tdkr makes sense actually. He used electricity and kryptonite which both effect superman. And supes best villian is a human so humans can definitely do damage to him.

But that's a different discussion. Lets just hope this is a good movie.

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Posted by MrMazz

I don't have any sort of thoughtful reaction to this. I think a Batman Superman film is a smart move enroute to a biger Justice League film. Batman is normally considered the most human member of the team so bringing the alien and human together should make intergrating an Amazon who depending on contonuity is a demigod, a space cop (also human), another alien and a quippy speedster much easier.

The only thing I don't like is the fact that David S. Goyer is involved in writing it because I don't trust Synder to be able to regin in Goyer's tendencies. Goyer is great at coming up with big story and broad stroke stuff but he needs it refined into something more palatable. That said I don't think his actual dialog is that bad. Zack Synders visual asethic is one of the things I like about the dude. He knows how to make pretty things happen and than capture them on screen. Man of Steel looks friggin beautiful at times.

Posted by Breadspread

Sweet! These two characters together is always entertaining.

I'll line up for the Flash movie, but I think it is a huge miss not to do a Wonder Woman movie.

Posted by AlKusanagi

@polemicalhero: You see how I was using quotes to pretend to be executives talking about the movie? It's called hyperbole. It's mainly a comment on how they think they can just add Batman to make it ten times more popular, just like the attitude of throwing Wolverine or Deadpool on a comic cover is.

But, for the record, I personally loathed both MoS and DKR. I thought they did a terrible disservice to their respective characters.

Posted by doombot890

this is just my personal opinion but I really didnt like Man of Steel. Just rubbed me the wrong way.

Saying that I'm actually intrigued about this happening just hope it works out well and zack really gives it his all on the relationship/ fleshing out the characters in this one.

Posted by Justthatkid

@jayc1324: I do hope this a good movie but you have to admin in TDKR superman was nerfed. The simplicity of it is heat vision then over.

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Posted by VaizD

I officially have a problem telling if people are referring to Dark Knight Returns or Dark Knight Rises when they simply say TDKR or DKR in this thread.

Posted by sinestro_GL

As a child, I worshiped the Superman: The Animated Series 3-part episode 'The World's Finest'. I remember recording it on my VCR and watching it over and over again for a few years because I was so thrilled to see Batman and Superman together.

If this news is indeed true and confirmed, then, from the kid inside me, thank you to all those that have made this possible :)

Edited by SandMan_

This movie might suck. Goyer and Snyder will be writing it.

Edited by Lvenger

It makes sense to do a World's Finest movie first before jumping into a Justice League film. Having said that, there are problems to work out, that much is clear. Though it has potential.

Posted by SandMan_

@lvenger: Unfortunatly....Goyer and Snyder will write it...

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

FACK YEAHH!! I hope DC/WB takes it slow and does not rush and they could have something here like Marvel.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

God, why Synder. Why the f*ck would Warner Bros give such a high priority movie to Synder. He can't direct for shit.

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

@ultrastarkiller: I am right with you, man! CHRISTIAN BALE!!!!! CHRISTIAN BALE!!!

Just give him all the money he wants and lets go!

Posted by SmashBrawler

Ah crap, Goyer's writing this? I hope they at least hire someone else to write the screenplay.

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Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@omgomgwtfwtf: Strong hate towards Snyder

He can't write or direct a movie at all. It's sad when his best rated movie is Dawn of the Dead ffs.

Posted by Lvenger

@sandman_: (Sigh) Terrific. Same tone as what will have come before. And yet because it's the first time Superman and Batman have been on the live action screen, I'm still giving it a chance.

@smashbrawler Yeah I'm not pleased with Goyer and Snyder writing this either. Not a fan of more of the same stuff as MOS.

Edited by patrat18

its official

Posted by batshrine

To be honest I am beyond excited and I will prolly go watch this movies multiple times in theaters, but here are my concerns:

1. Superman and Batman work so well cause its yin and yang, Boy Scout and Brooding Avenger. Super powerful and no powers at all, light and dark, and I can keep going. The problem is in Man of Steel they gave Superman NO personality, and they actually made him into a brooding dark figure. What I am worried about is if they don't rectify this in the next movie, its going to be two brooding figures, and hte dynamic won't be as interesting.

2. Goyer's writing, he has a lot of passion in his work which is awesome and all, but his problem is he is always trying to go for EPIC. Problem is I haven noticed in his writing style from Man of Steel and Dark Knight Rises, its exposition and epic dialogue all the time. Batman and Superman although can have serious moments should also be fun, and Goyer is struggling to get fun into his writing.

3. Snyder will make the movie look beautiful, that is a fact. But besides that, and besides 300, what movie has anyone seen and said that was AWESOME. I mean watchmen was big, but to be honest, it didn't leave that big of an impression on me. I have more faith in Snyder than Goyer though...which is sad cause didn't Goyer work on Dark Knight? cause that movie was the best movie I have ever seen (my truly honest opinion).

But if Snyder and Goyer bring their A game, and stop making Superman so dark, then we might have a chance of having the best superhero movie ever made.

Posted by flameboy298

@omgomgwtfwtf: I dont trust them with Batman thats for sure...I feel like Christopher Nolan should of did MOS

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Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

@ultrastarkiller: I am right with you, man! CHRISTIAN BALE!!!!! CHRISTIAN BALE!!!

Just give him all the money he wants and lets go!

YES YES YES AND YES

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@jayc1324 said:

Most of you don't understand that some heroes can't hold their own movie like batman and superman can. Wonder Woman probably couldn't, not aquaman or cyborg. Green lantern had his chance and kinda blew it. I hope the flash movie is good but no other hero is gonna have successful movies like batman an superman. Don't mean to be a downer just speaking the truth

People said the same thing about Thor and Cap before 2011.

Posted by JamDamage

this is cool. instead of a direct spin off, just throw Bats in Superman. I think it's an awsome idea.

Posted by judasnixon

Hey..... Yo over here..... Where the f*** is my Wonder Woman Movie?

Posted by SandMan_

@lvenger: I don't mind the tone, I only mind if Batman hogs all of Superman's glory. I don't want that.

Posted by JamDamage

It must be the nastalgia of one of my first 10 books I ever bought being the complete Frank Miller Batman containing Year One and DKR in one large lether bound hard cover, but I loved the adaptations they did of those books. Aside from the stupid Catwan and Batman fight in Year One, and also wished they put the narraration in DKR, but I think they were great.

Posted by Lvenger

@sandman_: Or if they take inspiration from Frank Millar's TDKR and make Batman somehow capable of taking down Superman? :/

Edited by MrDirector786

I'm excited for this. I also think this is a better idea than going straight into a Justice League movie.

Posted by SandMan_

@lvenger: I don't want to see neither. We need Superman to e triumphant, not to be Batman's punching bag. I don't have faith in this movie. With this and the creative team makes me lose all hope.

Posted by Fantasgasmic

We could use this movie as the starting off point for a new franchise. How cool would it be if Superman/Batman revealed that Man of Steel all took place in an alternate universe?

Failing that, how about we get a good Superman movie and a good Batman movie that doesn't betray the character for the entire last movie before we start building on existing franchises?!

Posted by Lvenger

@sandman_: I know, I wish I could be more excited for this momentous occasion. Wait you usually defend Man of Steel against my criticisms (and I'm talking more than just the killing Zod moment :P). Why the change of heart?

Posted by PunyParker

Who's gonna be Batman is the real question.....

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@flameboy298:

Christopher Nolan produced Man of Steel, but I think he was bored with doing DC movies anyways. I don't think Christian Bale is going to do Batman anymore honestly either.

Posted by SandMan_

@lvenger: Because of Fa- I mean Batman. I hate Batman. You should know that.