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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 flameboy298

@omgomgwtfwtf: In a interview Christopher Nolan made it seem like he didn't contribute much and Nolan did the majority of it which he did and no Christian Bale won't be coming back.I mean the only thing im worried about is how they're going to approach Batman

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Posted by Lvenger

@sandman_: Yes it's totally not the first thing as well eh? ;) Yes I know you don't like Batman but both of them are my favourite fictional characters and I'm still not impressed with this news.

Posted by PunyParker

@sandman_ said:

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

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@punyparker: Meh :3

@lvenger said:

@sandman_: Yes it's totally not the first thing as well eh? ;) Yes I know you don't like Batman but both of them are my favourite fictional characters and I'm still not impressed with this news.

Oh and this also screams of a cash grab.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@omgomgwtfwtf: In a interview Christopher Nolan made it seem like he didn't contribute much and Nolan did the majority of it which he did and no Christian Bale won't be coming back.I mean the only thing im worried about is how they're going to approach Batman

I say that if Warner Bros actually hired talented writers and directors they would have a good movie on their hands. It seems they're rather infatuated with making money, rather than making a good movie.

Ironically, Christian Bale is supposed to be acting in Zack Synder's other movie, The Last Photograph, which comes out in 2014.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@flameboy298 said:

@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.

Why is that sad? I love that film.

Also where the hell is my Flash confirmation??

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All I know is that Marvel has awakened a monster that will soon destroy everything in it's path at the box office.

Posted by Jaydarocknrolla

dope! I don't get the mos hate though

Posted by StrangeMan

So...I Am Legend was right...

Well that's something.

Enjoy the internet while you can guys, i'm pretty sure the shitstorms over Avengers 2 and Batman/Superman are gonna crash like, every server ever.

Posted by Mia26

Can we please get someone else to write the Batman/Superman movie .... or at least co-write with Goyer because the man needs help. I mean he really needs help .....

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@omgomgwtfwtf: He's producing this as well

@lvenger said:

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

Well he's going to have to be at least capable of something like that otherwise he'll be totally useless in a JL world. I mean if you think about it after MoS Superman is public and Bats wont be so he'll have all the time in the world to plan.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

@lvenger: Wait? Snyder's writing this too? The fu...

Alright, Sucker Punch aside, I'm still optimistic about this. They simply can not f*ck this up.

Posted by queenfrost_

@maccyd said:

Flash before Wonder Woman? O_o

I've given up hope now...this is just ridiculous. WB seems to think women don't matter and that little girls will do just fine aspiring to male heroes for the rest of their lives...

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@mia26: I dont trust either one with Bats.Should add some variety and Let Christopher Nolan write it

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Posted by Lvenger

@jonny_anonymous: Obviously he has to be capable. What I mean is he can't take down Superman with a Bat glare and a sliver of Kryptonite. In fact, I don't want him beating Superman. I want to see Batman struggle to manage Superman

@smashbrawler Do you mean that in the sense that if Snyder, Goyer and co do f*ck up, s*** will go down?

Posted by Monarch_Chronicle

Finally getting a World's Finest Movie

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@lvenger: Wait? Snyder's writing this too? The fu...

Alright, Sucker Punch aside, I'm still optimistic about this. They simply can not f*ck this up.

Oh they can...

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@flameboy298: I know, that's my problem

@lvenger said:

@jonny_anonymous: Obviously he has to be capable. What I mean is he can't take down Superman with a Bat glare and a sliver of Kryptonite. In fact, I don't want him beating Superman. I want to see Batman struggle to manage Superman

@smashbrawler Do you mean that in the sense that if Snyder, Goyer and co do f*ck up, s*** will go down?

Well that might be what we get, we don't know yet

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Posted by Black_Claw

@maccyd said:

Flash before Wonder Woman? O_o

I've given up hope now...this is just ridiculous. WB seems to think women don't matter and that little girls will do just fine aspiring to male heroes for the rest of their lives...

Why is DC always so terrified to give Wonder Woman her own film? There's no excuse to why she hasn't had one by now.

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Posted by The Stegman

I don't care if they have Batman riding Supes with a Kryptonite saddle, the movie is happening, progress is happening, and I'm overjoyed.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@lvenger: Well, it's f*cking Superman and Batman. If this movie doesn't work... well, you know.

@sandman_: True, but I'd rather be optimistic about this. I've followed these two guys for 15, 16 years, I want their first live action team-up to be good, no, amazing.

Posted by The Average Bear

OH MY GOD I CAN DIE HAPPY ITS TRUE I CAN

Posted by SandMan_

@smashbrawler: The only thing I want is that they don't glorify Batman at Superman's expense.

Edited by flameboy298

@the_stegman: Same here idc if they make it were Superman is depowered or if Batman is portrayed as a weakling I just want the movie to happen

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Posted by BishopSummers

@flameboy298: Well he did write Sucker Punch :( But I did like Dawn of the Dead and 300 a lot.

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Posted by BishopSummers

I think this movie has a lot of potential and could also crash and burn. I'm just trying to think of some great Superman/Batman stories that isn't TDKR. Will they bring in Darkseid at the end of the movie to set up a reason to have them form the Justice League? Marvel sure has done a better job so far of linking all their different characters together into the same universe. I know DC has only had one movie so far. But it would have been nice to see an end credits scene at the end of Man of Steel to hint better at this larger universe than a few signs with Lexcorp and Wayne Enterprises on them.

Posted by Vortex13

@maccyd said:

Flash before Wonder Woman? O_o

This big time. And I'd like to add there isn't even a mention of a Wonder Woman movie >=\.

Edited by Mia26

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

LOL ..... I dont trust Snyder or Goyer with Superman or Batman. I wonder if WB is aware that other writers and movie directors do exist. If I could choice someone to write or co-write this movie with Goyer it would have to be Mark Waid, he understands and loves both characters and he is a great writer who could make the movie much lighter and more inspirational.

Posted by johnny_blaze

Who cares about Wonder Woman? She could be introduced after Justice League. Stop the butthurt.

Posted by Smurfboy

Whoa!!! Is.... is... this finally happening? I'll admit I almost had a tear in my eye. 2015 is going to be epic (Star Wars 7, The Avengers II, Superman/Batman, etc.). W.O.W.!

Posted by TheGreyOutcastX

Here is audio from the announcement for those curious.

Posted by EscGamer

Well I'm on board, you don't need to introduce Batman or even show us his origin. We know who he is and why he does what he does. Let's just roll him in and get the show started.

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Posted by StMichalofWilson

I need a moment...

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Posted by clumsyninja

A Flash movie?! That's funny...

Posted by Ninjablade09

So...I Am Legend was right...

Well that's something.

Enjoy the internet while you can guys, i'm pretty sure the shitstorms over Avengers 2 and Batman/Superman are gonna crash like, every server ever.

Hahaha

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Edited by rico_3088

@lone_wolf_and_cub: I agree a batman/superman seems like a good test bed for DC. Marvel you better hurry and get wolverine and spidey back asap.

Edited by CODYSF

And just like that Marvel will get curbstomp in the future by DC comics they have awoken a monster and there is no way to stop it now.

Edited by LyraFay

This is so exciting!! And I personally would like to see a Flash movie than Wonder Woman.

Posted by JamDamage
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Best announcement at Comic Con this year.

Posted by ekrolo

Life is good =)

Edited by Samimista

Can't wait! =D

Posted by freeballer

hopefully they don't $@&*%^#)( it up, like they did with "man of steel"