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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 Doomnaut

I want a Hulk/Daredevil live action film!

Edited by IDontLikeBirds

@zeeguy91: Where did I say I disapproved of others liking it ? I merely said "I didn't like it". I personally didn't feel that it portrayed Superman very well, I didn't see the chemistry existing between Lois and Superman, and it was too soon, in my opinion for her to know his identity or to figure it out. The action was good, but storywise, it just didn't do it for me. John Kent's death felt cheap to me as well.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

crazy excited for this one!

Edited by havoc1201

@myronlee26: flash has a movie coming out around 2014 or 2015 and then JLA in 2017. also having Batman and superman in a movie together is a great way to ease into a JLA movie.

Posted by seanypark

I think I found the Batman that we need for this movie. Jason O'Mara, he's voicing Batman in the new Justice League: War animated movie. He has the look and the voice. Skip to 6:20 in the video and you'll see what he looks like and how he sounds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DkKOp45c9U

Posted by laabitres

@teamunitednerds: most of the flash villians would not look good in the big screen for example grodd the trickster captain cold and captain boomerang but they could use the more obscure ones i mean they are ok in the comics but on a movie if they dont work with it well theyll be lame but i have faith

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

@teamunitednerds: most of the flash villians would not look good in the big screen for example grodd the trickster captain cold and captain boomerang but they could use the more obscure ones i mean they are ok in the comics but on a movie if they dont work with it well theyll be lame but i have faith

I don't see anything wrong with any of those villains

Posted by Z3RO180

Ok I'm exited .

Edited by Rick_Grayson

I so want to be optimistic for this, but I just... can't

Posted by laabitres

@teamunitednerds: well cause in the comics they hold their own but i guess well have to wait and see how they perform in the movies besides the flash movie was supposed to come out years ago but they keep changing the scripts....

Posted by LuisEscobar

@sandman_ said:

Not even Angry Joe supports it.

Except for the Christian Bale as Batman thing, this is EXACTLY how I feel about this movie idea. I want more Superman first darn it.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

AWESOME AWESOMEand more AWESOMNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a flash movie I cannot wait!

Posted by Mia26

@alkusanagi said:

"No one liked the new Superman, boss."

"Put Batman in it."

Cha-ching!

this

LOL .... Plenty of people liked or loved Man of Steel, I liked it as a movie but hated it as a Superman movie. That's just me I know others who loved it and that's fine. Superman was a huge success it's the 2nd highest grossing comic book origin movie ever, out performing Batman Begins and Iron Man ..... it's success is pretty good considering the critics were against it, it had World War Z and most importantly Monster's University Inc to fight in it's 2nd weekend, the last Superman movie was Superman Returns and manged to surpass those obstacles. It was not going to make Iron Man 3 or Spider-Man 3 money because it's an origin movie while IM3 and Spider-Man 3 had just come off of big hits you know The Avengers and Spider-Man 3. Any success the sequel might have will of course be attributed to Batman because that just makes sense right ? Yeah no, but am sure he will add his chunk of cash to it, but at least 600 million of that sequel money will be Superman's.

Posted by Picard

Once again we see a proof that Batman is one and only cash cow that DC have. MoS wasn't as big success WB wanted it to be- not another "The Dark knight" - so they bring back Batman back to bail old super duper man out of trouble.

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Posted by Cjjb95

I don't like that Zack Snyder has any part in the writing process of this, if anything I'd say give Christopher Nolan the pen

Posted by SoftMachineOo

@picard said:

Once again we see a proof that Batman is one and only cash cow that DC have. MoS wasn't as big success WB wanted it to be- not another "The Dark knight" - so they bring back Batman back to bail old super duper man out of trouble.

$635,574,854 made in profit beg to differ.

Posted by Bad_People

Sure, but I'm I the only one who thinks it's just going to be the world's finest cameo?

Posted by Picard

@picard said:

Once again we see a proof that Batman is one and only cash cow that DC have. MoS wasn't as big success WB wanted it to be- not another "The Dark knight" - so they bring back Batman back to bail old super duper man out of trouble.

$635,574,854 made in profit beg to differ.

It's not financial flop but it's not "The Dark knight". TDK made 1 billion dollar and TDKR also did it. And both movies were far better received by critics and casual moviegoers. MoS is very polarising.

Edited by havoc1201
@picard said:

@softmachineoo said:

@picard said:

Once again we see a proof that Batman is one and only cash cow that DC have. MoS wasn't as big success WB wanted it to be- not another "The Dark knight" - so they bring back Batman back to bail old super duper man out of trouble.

$635,574,854 made in profit beg to differ.

It's not financial flop but it's not "The Dark knight". TDK made 1 billion dollar and TDKR also did it. And both movies were far better received by critics and casual moviegoers. MoS is very polarising.

sequels always pull more money, look at the ironman movies the first one drew in $318,412,101 and the 3rd one $407,144,472. . With the money the studio lost from Superman Returns which cost 270 million to make, and only made 200 million they are very happy with a new film that cost 225million to shoot, and it grosses over 635 million for the first installment ,so i think them bringing in Batman is more of a way to introduce the new Bat and get a start to lead up to the Justice League movie, Not to save the supes franchise which is doing just fine.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

@picard said:

@softmachineoo said:

@picard said:

Once again we see a proof that Batman is one and only cash cow that DC have. MoS wasn't as big success WB wanted it to be- not another "The Dark knight" - so they bring back Batman back to bail old super duper man out of trouble.

$635,574,854 made in profit beg to differ.

It's not financial flop but it's not "The Dark knight". TDK made 1 billion dollar and TDKR also did it. And both movies were far better received by critics and casual moviegoers. MoS is very polarising.

TDK and TDKR were both sequels though. Batman Begins only made 375 mil. Iron Man 1 made 585 mil. The only origin movies that out-grossed MoS were both Spidermans, which I think says a lot about MoS (and even more about Spidey! lol).

Edited by Ace20XD6

@fallschirmjager: If you add in domestic inflation to Iron Man, according to Box office Mojo, Iron Man made 628 million, it still proves your point though.

Edited by JuliusTakalua

@mia26: Fool. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the greatest books (not just comic books) ever.

This is why people like you should not make movies or suggest any ideas because all your ideas will be based on pure fanboyish needs.

Hollywood should have sense and learn from Green Lantern. NEVER LISTEN TO OUR FANSERVICE LETTERS AND SUGGESTIONS!! WE ARE TERRIBLE AT FILM IDEAS!!

Just get a great director (Nolan level or higher) and ask them to make a great movie. That's what DC should focus on. Not like Marvel. Don't have to be way too loyal with the source material. Just keep the tone, theme, and origins in check and we should be fine. We don't want to watch a film soley based on the comics. We want something new from the movies. We want to see these characters portrayed in a modernistic/realistic way. SHOW US these characters. Make them real and understandable. Just make a damn good movie and don't care about comicbook fanservice. It just makes shit

Posted by mkukie68

@maccyd: I say this as a die hard DC guy, I would love to see a Wonder Woman movie but I can guarantee a WW movie would flop solely for the fact that nobody outside of comic readers really know much about Wonder Woman, yea they know her as a member of the JL but almost nothing about her back story and I think it would be too complicated and crammed if they tried to do it in movies even if she got 3 of them. I honestly think WW is perfect for tv (at least to start) because you could have 23 weeks in a season alone (# of episodes Arrow got) to cover everything on her, then after the JL movie depending on her reception she could get the movie she DESERVES

Posted by SoftMachineOo

@picard said:

@softmachineoo said:

@picard said:

Once again we see a proof that Batman is one and only cash cow that DC have. MoS wasn't as big success WB wanted it to be- not another "The Dark knight" - so they bring back Batman back to bail old super duper man out of trouble.

$635,574,854 made in profit beg to differ.

It's not financial flop but it's not "The Dark knight". TDK made 1 billion dollar and TDKR also did it. And both movies were far better received by critics and casual moviegoers. MoS is very polarising.

TDK and TDKR were both sequels though. Batman Begins only made 375 mil. Iron Man 1 made 585 mil. The only origin movies that out-grossed MoS were both Spidermans, which I think says a lot about MoS (and even more about Spidey! lol).

This ^ right now MOS have made more money.

Captain America: 368,608,363, Thor: 449.3 million. about the critics i dont know they seem to just go hard... Yes indeed Spidey is a very popular charectar in films.

Posted by CyberWarrior

I don't have anything against the new Superman and his movie (as long as he doesn't wear his underpants not under his pants) but who will play Batman?

Posted by ScottyHawkeye

what about Green Lantern 2, Aquaman, and a Batman solo movie

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Posted by Mia26

@mia26: Fool. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the greatest books (not just comic books) ever.

This is why people like you should not make movies or suggest any ideas because all your ideas will be based on pure fanboyish needs.

Hollywood should have sense and learn from Green Lantern. NEVER LISTEN TO OUR FANSERVICE LETTERS AND SUGGESTIONS!! WE ARE TERRIBLE AT FILM IDEAS!!

Just get a great director (Nolan level or higher) and ask them to make a great movie. That's what DC should focus on. Not like Marvel. Don't have to be way too loyal with the source material. Just keep the tone, theme, and origins in check and we should be fine. We don't want to watch a film soley based on the comics. We want something new from the movies. We want to see these characters portrayed in a modernistic/realistic way. SHOW US these characters. Make them real and understandable. Just make a damn good movie and don't care about comicbook fanservice. It just makes shit

The Dark Knight Returns was a piece of crap, both Batman and Superman act like a bunch of idiots and both are out of character, the first two books are fine and those two books are mainly why this book is rated so high and of course the fact that it showed that comic books could be a bit more sophisticated,but Miller destroys that with the last two books that seem to have been written by a 12 year old fanboy on steroids it's some of the funniest yet most idiotic and childish events I have read in a comic book that takes it's self so seriously. Am not sure why you would use TDKR in a Superman movie especially in the world they've built, how are you going to convince that Batman could actually beat Superman after they have seen Superman and Zod fight .... you as always would have to suspend all sense of disbelief and dumb down Superman to actually believe Batman could win, even with Krytponite. Also fool and Fanboyism ? hmmm .... why because am not a fan of TDKR? you do realize that am not the only Batman fan who thinks that book is a piece of crap. Am fair and if your going to write Batman and Superman(World's Finest) you better write them right and fair, and if your going to do a Superman vs Batman fight then you better be fair and logical and not let your idiotic fanboyism get in the way as Frank Miller obviously did . "Just keep the tone, theme, and origins in check and we should be fine. We don't want to watch a film soley based on the comics. We want something new from the movies. We want to see these characters portrayed in a modernistic/realistic way. SHOW US these characters. Make them real and understandable." LOL ..... isn't that what I suggested, didn't I say to NOT use Miller's piece of dog shit TDKR .... that's all the movie advise I offered not to use that shitty story just to service Batman fanyboism, so what are you trying to say ... that your the fool and fanboy ? "Fool. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the greatest books (not just comic books) ever." LOL .... you obviously need to read more and get your head out of those twilight books . "Hollywood should have sense and learn from Green Lantern. NEVER LISTEN TO OUR FANSERVICE LETTERS AND SUGGESTIONS!! WE ARE TERRIBLE AT FILM IDEAS!!" Hmmmmm .... no Green Lantern was a bad movie because it had two terrible writers and the wrong director, why would you get the guy who directed Zorro to direct a Sci-Fi superhero movie? most importantly why let those two idiots instead of letting Geoff Johns write instead of produce, I mean the guy even has film education and worked with Richard Donner(yet those two idiots are genius because they have manged to sneak into the hollywood while the best comic book writers are stuck writing comic books). "Nolan Leveled directors" .... meh ... I mean sure but they kind of already tried that, you need to get directors that understand the characters and can tackle this projects, not all of those directors are Nolan leveled (Nolan was just starting up when he got the Batman gig), you need up and coming directors that show promise and most importantly understand the characters. I would love to see more comic book writers involved in the writing department, because writing a comic is some what similar to writing a movie.

Edited by JuliusTakalua

@mia26 said:

@juliustakalua said:

@mia26: Fool. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the greatest books (not just comic books) ever.

This is why people like you should not make movies or suggest any ideas because all your ideas will be based on pure fanboyish needs.

Hollywood should have sense and learn from Green Lantern. NEVER LISTEN TO OUR FANSERVICE LETTERS AND SUGGESTIONS!! WE ARE TERRIBLE AT FILM IDEAS!!

Just get a great director (Nolan level or higher) and ask them to make a great movie. That's what DC should focus on. Not like Marvel. Don't have to be way too loyal with the source material. Just keep the tone, theme, and origins in check and we should be fine. We don't want to watch a film soley based on the comics. We want something new from the movies. We want to see these characters portrayed in a modernistic/realistic way. SHOW US these characters. Make them real and understandable. Just make a damn good movie and don't care about comicbook fanservice. It just makes shit

The Dark Knight Returns was a piece of crap, both Batman and Superman act like a bunch of idiots and both are out of character, the first two books are fine and those two books are mainly why this book is rated so high and of course the fact that it showed that comic books could be a bit more sophisticated,but Miller destroys that with the last two books that seem to have been written by a 12 year old fanboy on steroids it's some of the funniest yet most idiotic and childish events I have read in a comic book that takes it's self so seriously. Am not sure why you would use TDKR in a Superman movie especially in the world they've built, how are you going to convince that Batman could actually beat Superman after they have seen Superman and Zod fight .... you as always would have to suspend all sense of disbelief and dumb down Superman to actually believe Batman could win, even with Krytponite. Also fool and Fanboyism ? hmmm .... why because am not a fan of TDKR? you do realize that am not the only Batman fan who thinks that book is a piece of crap. Am fair and if your going to write Batman and Superman(World's Finest) you better write them right and fair, and if your going to do a Superman vs Batman fight then you better be fair and logical and not let your idiotic fanboyism get in the way as Frank Miller obviously did . "Just keep the tone, theme, and origins in check and we should be fine. We don't want to watch a film soley based on the comics. We want something new from the movies. We want to see these characters portrayed in a modernistic/realistic way. SHOW US these characters. Make them real and understandable." LOL ..... isn't that what I suggested, didn't I say to NOT use Miller's piece of dog shit TDKR .... that's all the movie advise I offered not to use that shitty story just to service Batman fanyboism, so what are you trying to say ... that your the fool and fanboy ? "Fool. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the greatest books (not just comic books) ever." LOL .... you obviously need to read more and get your head out of those twilight books . "Hollywood should have sense and learn from Green Lantern. NEVER LISTEN TO OUR FANSERVICE LETTERS AND SUGGESTIONS!! WE ARE TERRIBLE AT FILM IDEAS!!" Hmmmmm .... no Green Lantern was a bad movie because it had two terrible writers and the wrong director, why would you get the guy who directed Zorro to direct a Sci-Fi superhero movie? most importantly why let those two idiots instead of letting Geoff Johns write instead of produce, I mean the guy even has film education and worked with Richard Donner(yet those two idiots are genius because they have manged to sneak into the hollywood while the best comic book writers are stuck writing comic books). "Nolan Leveled directors" .... meh ... I mean sure but they kind of already tried that, you need to get directors that understand the characters and can tackle this projects, not all of those directors are Nolan leveled (Nolan was just starting up when he got the Batman gig), you need up and coming directors that show promise and most importantly understand the characters. I would love to see more comic book writers involved in the writing department, because writing a comic is some what similar to writing a movie.

sorry I swore a lot. I swear in real life. And I'm quite passionate about comic book films and comic books becoming more respectable.

Nolan made Memento and a black and white movie before he wrote and directed batman. We need directors like Nolan. Aronofsky and Anderson are two directors I personally think could make great comic book movies. THey know how to make good movies like Nolan. I think comicbook movies need to have those kind of directors. And in fact it's becoming a trend. THe WOlverine is a good example. I honestly thought that was a really good movie (except for the blockbustery last act....)

And btw, I said "fool" because i felt like you were missing the point with Returns. Also, Twilight? What makes you think I read Twilght?

Batman is a great character to explore and use to make incredible work of art. Returns is, to me, the only book that did that. I read it when I started out reading comics. Before that I thought comic books were just random and irrelevant to the rest of teh world. Watched TDK and thought there must be something good in comics. Read Returns and was blown away by the social commentary on the media and public opinions. Is Batman really "good"? Sure, that part where he's beating Superman sounds stupid once you become a fan of comics. But I thought the fight was there to point out two "heroes" who stood for two very different things. Superman wanted Batman to conform and Batman said f*k you. Batman is not entirely right and so is Superman.

Batman beating Superman in a fight shows Batman's intractable stance. He's will over losing. This is an old and less sympathetic Batman. And honestly Batman did not really "beat" Superman. He held out for long but if he hadn't had the "heart attack" Superman would have easily won.

TDKR clearly was not fanservice. When I read TDKR, I don't care about the whole "comic book logic". I love Superman, but this was not suppose to be a Superman vs Batman moment. It was suppose to be the final act of Returns and it just happened to have Superman and Batman fighting.

When I read books like Returns, Watchmen, Sandman, and Vendetta, I read them like I would read a novel. It's great art. And sometimes I still can't believe that something that was as silly as Batman was really isn't silly.

So it's very disappointing to me that WB decided to abandon the Nolan approach. To take DC characters as truly bigger than life. As great art. Wonder Woman and Superman are great material. I just wish WB could have taken a more serious approach to this. I'm not sayin that Marvel is bad or anything but marvel is there to just fulfill our dreams of seeing the Marvel U on screen. I was hoping for something different from WB with DC. We could enjoy a more diverse genre that way.