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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130720005009/en/DC-Super-Hero-Movie-Pre-Production
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BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.

“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”

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 upcoming film 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 in Summer 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 DC Entertainment 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.”
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At least being a super-hero makes it really easy to jump a shark.

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No ideas left... none at all.
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This is going to be very awesome (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, yeah right) or horrible as $hit. Do they not have a single person left with an original idea in their head in Hollywood?

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As much as I like Superman and Batman,I really feel this is a horrible idea.It's like Warner/DC are afraid to develop other heroes in the DC universe. I hope I'm wrong but this will not end well for them. This makes me appreciate Marvel's approach and handling of the superhero properties. Absolutely brilliant compared to the numbskulls running WB.
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Maybe they could work Predator and Alien into the story as well.

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As much as I like Superman and Batman,I really feel this is a horrible idea.

I dunno. It worked pretty well in the DCAU and the DC original animated movies. I loved Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Of course that was the Kevin Conroy voiced Batman.

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That is a truly horrible logo. The Batman part looks like a Lego icon.

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I'm going to give it a chance.

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I read on ign it's going to be batman vs superman

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That is a truly horrible logo. The Batman part looks like a Lego icon.

Looks like The Dark Knight Returns era logo.

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Milking the cow?...hardly...go and read the comics and see the tension between these two super hero's ....I think this will be absolutely brilliant if it is done right!. I think it's a great direction they are heading.
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i dont understand why Superman would even need Batman.
unless Batman invents a Kryptonite blocking suit.
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It's such fun foaming at the mouth in an epileptic fit just at the mention of the possibility of this movie !! Whaddaya mean I better wait to see how it turns out? rolleyes.gif
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i dont understand why Superman would even need Batman.
unless Batman invents a Kryptonite blocking suit.

That's the problem with DC crossovers, etc - Superman makes all other superheroes obsolete.
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That's the problem with DC crossovers, etc - Superman makes all other superheroes obsolete.
Not really, take the Justice League. Batman is the smarter one, Superman the strongest.

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Not really, take the Justice League. Batman is the smarter one, Superman the strongest.

Yeah, if there's a problem that needs the World's Greatest Detective, you call Batman. Supes is mainly there to punch stuff.

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Yeah, if there's a problem that needs the World's Greatest Detective, you call Batman. Supes is mainly there to punch stuff.
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That's the problem with DC crossovers, etc - Superman makes all other superheroes obsolete.

You can arguably say that about most of the DC top heroes. Batman can come up with some invention, Green Lantern can imagine most anything with his ring, Flash can run fast enough to yada yada yada.

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If this cross over eventually leads to an epic live action "The Dark Knight Returns" then it'll be worth it.

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i dont understand why Superman would even need Batman.

I agree Batman doesn't stand a chance. If they crossed it with Marvels Thor then you will be in for a good fight.

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Not much longer and we will be arguing who will win in a beatdown: JL or the Avengers....tongue.gif

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I agree Batman doesn't stand a chance. If they crossed it with Marvels Thor then you will be in for a good fight.

In the comics, whenever they fight, Batman has won in one form or another just about every time.

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From what I've been reading the movie is supposed to be a take on The Dark Knight Returns, but since since Superman has such a small role in that the movie will very much expand upon it.

I for one am looking forward to it.

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I agree Batman doesn't stand a chance. If they crossed it with Marvels Thor then you will be in for a good fight.

Or Dr. Manhattan.
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In the comics, whenever they fight, Batman has won in one form or another just about every time.

Never read the comics but I cannot see how with Supermans strength, speed etc.

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Never read the comics but I cannot see how with Supermans strength, speed etc.

Batman's a genius, so he can usually outsmart him, invent something, etc. Sometimes Kryptonite is involved, sometimes not.

Also, post-Crisis on Infinite Earths in the mid-80s, they toned down Superman's powers, because since the Silver Age his power list was getting ridiculous (and made for boring stories.) If you pick up a copy of the Frank Miller comic The Dark Knight Returns (or get the animated movie), you can see one of their fights and the plausibility.

It partially depends on which Superman we're talking about and what exactly the circumstances are (in The Dark Knight Returns, Superman was a pawn of the Reagan-era US Government, whereas Batman was cleaning up Gotham in a post-nuclear winter.)



It's all about the underdog winning (otherwise, who cares?), and for Superman to be the underdog, he'd have to go up against someone just as badass (Darkseid, etc.) or face a huge army.

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