Doomsday for the Batman vs Superman film?

Does anybody feel like this Batman vs Superman movie is getting too clustered like Amazing Spider-Man 2? They have already announced Aquaman, Cyborg and now Doomsday's involvement for the upcoming film. I think this is way too much and way too soon to have this many characters in one movie. How will Snyder be able to explore the dynamics and tension between Superman and Batman if you have so many iconic characters bunched up together.

Now, I'm hearing from my fellow users that the Amazons are descendants from the Kryptonian colonists who landed on Earth. This kinda takes away from the Greek legends I was hoping to see like the Olympian Gods. If I were Snyder, I would only bring in Superman, Batman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Metallo & Darkseid.

The plot would be Lex Luthor as a proponent to the people's fear and anger towards Superman as well as Zod's kryptonian invasion. Superman finds Supergirl's shuttle but Batman and Wonder Woman who are romantically involved find Supergirl. Batman has been studying Kryptonian physiology since Superman's arrival and its Batman who makes the initial discovery of Kryptonite. Wonder Woman agrees to train Supergirl while Batman decides if Supergirl and Superman can be trusted. Luthor eventually finds out that Batman is Bruce Wayne. He then sends John Corbin (pre-Metallo) to attack Bruce at Wayne Manor and Corbin steals the Kryptonite. Meanwhile, Darkseid, the Furies and the parademons begin their invasion of Earth and manipulation of Supergirl.

What do you think?

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Surprising Developments in Batman: Necessary or Unnecessary

Many of my fellow users have been trying to convince me that comic book movies shouldn't be completely faithful to comic book itself. I disagree in some levels because when I see Sin City, I ask myself how can the director possibly improve the intensity and film noir tone of this great comic book by altering it. Then I look at movies like Dark Knight Rises or Iron Man 3 which have caused a lot of debate and chatter for a while. Nolan made Batman too realistic and limited his involvement with the DC Universe. Batman can never have a happy ending with the woman he loves nor would he stay on the sidelines for 8 years while Gotham was slowly be overtaken by the corrupt once again.

As for Iron Man 3, some of u have seen the mini clip "Hail the King" with Ben Kingsley. They allude to the fact that there is an actual Mandarin and he wants Trevor Slattery to be made an example of for tarnishing his title. If that was there intention in the first place then why not just introduce the Mandarin in the first place. Cast Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa as the Mandarin, make Guy Pearce out to be Ezekiel Stane or Firebrand and save Ben Kinglsey for another movie.

Its cinematic alterations like this that I find it to be unnecessary but some of my fellow users say "Embrace change." Therefore I pose a debate. There have been many surprising developments for Batman lore in the last 3 decades but its up to you to decide which developments are necessary and which are not. I will pose a few key points in Batman history and you can send me a message or post a response on this blog with your opinion or comic book precedence to support your claim.

Necessary/ Unnecessary

1) Bane breaking Batman's back (Is it possible Killer Croc could have done the same thing in a movie)

2) Damian is Batman's new biological son (Talia and Batman already had a son {whose name is hard to pronounce} who died while attempting to kill his father)

3) Joker was a broken man who had a pregnant wife which drove him to go forward with the ACE chemical heist (Recently, Joker's origin has been rewritten starting him off as the Red Hood, a psychotic criminal with no one to tie him down with love)

4) Batman is unable to save the man who is destined to become the monster that is the Joker (In New 52, Batman does save Joker from falling in to the chemical vat but the Red Hood decides loosen his grip and fall in anyway)

5) The Sensei is Ra's al Ghul's bilogical father (Couldn't the Sensei be a surrogate father towards Ra's rather than biological)

6) The Riddler witnessed the Joker's transformation from the broken man he was to monster he would become as well as the murder of his pregnant wife. (Is it possible that someone else who is more pivotal to Joker's history could have witnessed his transformation like Harleen Quinzel)

7) The murder of the Waynes was a mugging gone bad? (There have been several conspiracy theories involving the murder of Bruce's parents. One theory involves Thomas Wayne insulting Lew Moxon's gratitude for saving his nephew. Another theory involves the Court of Owls {Enough Said}. My favorite theory involves the past relationship between the Chiltons {Joe Chill} and the Waynes)

8) Joe Chill is killed by the Reaper thereby answering for his crime against Bruce Wayne (Another version of Joe Chill's death is he commits suicide because the Batman continues to torment him with his presence. The other scenario Joe Chill finds out who Batman is and tries to convince gang members that he murdered Batman's parents which drove him to become the Batman but he never utters Bruce's name. The gang members laugh at Chill and think to themselves if that's true then Joe Chill is the cause for all of their misery in Gotham because of the Batman and proceed by beating him to death)

9) Mr. Freeze's motivation to commit crimes and atrocities is all for his wife (In New 52, Nora Fries is actually a fabrication concocted by Fries' fractured mind because he was never married to begin with. Doesn't that take away from the conflict that Fries faces every time he must commit great upheaval)

10) Joker shoots Barbara Gordon and causes her to be handicapped (In New 52, Barbara's time as the Oracle or being handicapped was short lived at best and she becomes Batgirl once again)

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Who can play Dr. Strange?

There has been a lot of discussion and chatter about who best to play Dr. Strange in the upcoming film. Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Joseph Gordon Levitt. These actors are very talented but I don't think they fit build for Dr. Strange. If anyone has seen the animated film of Dr. Strange (great adaptation) which should be the basis for the film and expanded further, then u would know that Dr. Strange is a smug, apathetic surgeon who loses his hands (neurologically not physically) and he gains enlightenment thanks to the Ancient One. I think Johnny Depp or Edward Norton would be best candidates for Dr. Strange especially Norton after his work in the Illusionist. He looked a lot like Dr. Strange

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What to expect from X-Men 6?

I just finished tweeting Bryan Singer and I will definitely tweet Kevin Bacon to get his input because something is bothering me about Kevin Bacon's version of Sebastian Shaw. When Shaw was killed and he had a big red gap in the middle of his forehead, it reminded me of Mr. Sinister. Shaw's character has lived for a long time according to the movie just like Mr. Sinister, Shaw was interested in the genetic evolution of mutants just like Sinister and like Sinister, this version of Shaw has assumed many identities through the years. Plus the real Sebastian Shaw was engaging Beast during a televised debate. The debate can be seen in the bar room TV where Magento's guard is drinking a cold one during X-Men 2 United.

Its plausible that Apocalypse will time travel to the time of the Bay of Pigs and resurrect his deceased servant as Mr. Sinister, the Horseman of Pestilence. Shi'ar Empire may also play a role in order to rationally explain Apocalypse's newfound powers even though they had nothing to do with his creation in the first place. It makes sense to say a human given powers by aliens created the great pyramids of Giza since there is minority that believes the pyramids were built by aliens. Plus Apocalypse has the power of the Twelve like regenerative healing, energy manipulation, weather control, telepathy, magnetism, etc.

The whole movie will be just like the last episodes of X-Men Evolution TV series with the twelve and Leech being the Earth's only hope to cancel out Apocalypse's power source.

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Assault on Arkham Plot Revealed

I just finished replaying Arkham Origins and Arkham Asylum. From what I could deduce Deathstroke will not be appearing in the animated film (I share ur disappointment) even though Amanda Waller recruited him at the end of Arkham Origins for the Suicide Squad. The premise for the film (according to the trailer) describes Joker getting his hands on a dirty bomb and has hidden it somewhere in Arkham. Deadshot also implies that there is a traitor in their group which could only mean Harley Quinn.

Even though Harley displays hostility toward Joker by attempting to kill him, its all act to get Joker out of Arkham as well as the bomb seeing as how Harley and Joker are working together again in the Arkham Asylum game. More than likely toward the end of the film, the Suicide Squad abort the mission, Harley is placed in a patted room in Arkham until Joker's inevitable return and Batman heads off to stop Joker from arming the bomb. The only thing I'm having trouble with is the time span between Joker's escape from the asylum and his return to Arkham. If u listen to Dr. Young's last recording with the Riddler (4:23), u will see what I mean. How could it take weeks for Batman to find the Joker and stop him from activating a bomb.

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Assault on Arkham Plot Revealed

I just finished replaying Arkham Origins and Arkham Asylum. From what I could deduce Deathstroke will not be appearing in the animated film (I share ur disappointment) even though Amanda Waller recruited him at the end of Arkham Origins for the Suicide Squad. The premise for the film (according to the trailer) describes Joker getting his hands on a dirty bomb and has hidden it somewhere in Arkham. Deadshot also implies that there is a traitor in their group which could only mean Harley Quinn.

Even though Harley displays hostility toward Joker by attempting to kill him, its all act to get Joker out of Arkham as well as the bomb seeing as how Harley and Joker are working together again in the Arkham Asylum game. More than likely toward the end of the film, the Suicide Squad abort the mission, Harley is placed in a patted room in Arkham until Joker's inevitable return and Batman heads off to stop Joker from arming the bomb. The only thing I'm having trouble with is the time span between Joker's escape from the asylum and his return to Arkham. If u listen to Dr. Young's last recording with the Riddler (4:23), u will see what I mean. How could it take weeks for Batman to find the Joker and stop him from activating a bomb.

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Snyder helms the Justice League film

As some of u may know, it has been confirmed that Zack Snyder is set to direct the Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman solo film is still on the back burner. I agree with some of my fellow users. DC is disorganized. They should be putting their resources into finding superb writers and have them make solo films for the other Justice Leaguers and learn from the past mistakes with other DC films or TV shows. This is the only way to move along with the Justice League film like they did with Marvel even though DC doesn't want to follow Marvel's approach to the Avengers. U have to build the audiences' desire to see our heroes before they come together.

For a Wonder Woman movie, they should bring in Aquaman, Ares and Ocean Master. Ares starts World War III with the Atlanteans, Amazons and Humans. Simple plot and worth the watch. As for a Flash movie, they should reintroduce Green Lantern. Flash is dealing with the one or more powerful Rogues and Green Lantern arrives to lend a hand. Cyborg should stick with the Teen Titans if they intend to make a Teen Titans movie with Deathstroke possible. As for the Martian Manhunter, he should have been introduced in this Batman vs Superman movie since he posed as a Gotham PD detective at one time.

Some of us of have seen the Animated film of Justice League: War and that was the biggest piece of "!@#$*" I have ever seen. It seemed like the dialogue was written by a pre-teen and the characters were overly flawed and stupid. The point I am trying to make is I hope Zack Snyder will avoid using an alien army like Apokolips or White Martians for the Justice League film because some users are hoping that is the case. Join me and rally toward the idea of a Justice League movie with the Justice League fighting the Injustice League and maybe, just maybe there can be some hope for DC films in the future.

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Cyborg in Batman vs Superman

Cyborg has been confirmed for a small cameo in the film but Joaquim Phoenix is no longer attached to the film which blows the idea of the Joker returning to the silver screen but Jason Mamoa has been confirmed for a role. Speculation suggests that Jason will be playing Metallo because a former screen writer for the film was let go due to creative differences. In retaliation, the screen writer revealed plot details such as Metallo being Lex Luthor ' s muscle and second villain for the film

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 clustered plot

As some of u may know, Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened internationally and our friends across the pond have summarized the plot on Wikipedia. I don't mind spoilers but I know some of u are not to keen on it so I will be discreet on a few things. For instance, the lineage of Green Goblin being passed down from father to son is premature at best in this film but at the same time, I didn't really like the idea of Chris Cooper being Norman Osborn anyway. Chris Cooper would have been better off playing Spencer Smythe since Alistair Smythe is being introduced along with the Rhino exo-suit as a Spider-Slayer.

The creation of Harry's Green Goblin is rather askew but of course, some people will call it original. I say "Whatever." The means to his creation is unstable at best because these properties are more in control and only amplify the negative qualities within one's self plus they cover the entire body rather than just being a neat look to Green Goblin's armor.

Overall, Amazing Spider-Man 2 is okay. I wouldn't say its any better than the first but I suppose it would be worth the watch. I think this sequel would have been better served with Electro as the main villain and he uses the Spider-Slayers like Rhino and Alistair Smythe as his personal army to destroy Spider-Man, take over NY and then the world. I would pay to see that movie because the plot is simple and it flows (not clustered). At the same time, Webb could have introduced other villains into the mix who have cybernetic enhancements like Doc Ock, Vulture, Scorpion or Mendel Stromm.

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Arkham Knight Revealed?

It seems someone on twitter got a hold of the cover for the impending Batman: Arkham Knight Game and one of the disclosures on the cover says "Masked as Bruce Wayne's son, drive the Batmobile and defend the city from notorious villains." Its possible since the release of Batman Incorporated that the Arkham Knight is actually Damian Wayne because the villain known as Heretic who was responsible for Damian's death is in fact a clone of Damian that was subjected to an accelerated growth experiment by Talia. Its possible the one night stand that Talia referred to in Metropolis with Bruce during Arkham City eventually led to the conception of Damian but Talia and her father Ra's al Ghul had bigger plans for the Son of Batman

It has been confirmed that the Arkham Knight does know the secret identity of Batman by remarking "You are getting slow old man." However, this remark doesn't sound like Damian who is a bit more reserved and composed in his dialogue. Its also possible that the Arkham Knight is Jason Todd but his drive to be the Arkham Knight would be some what flawed since the Joker is dead but at the same time not by Bruce's hands. I look forward to your input my fellow users

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