Over the last few weeks since Comic-Con I’ve been debating about Superman vs Batman which is set to release in 2015. All I know is that is way too soon for them to be pushing a team-up movie when to be honest we haven’t given Superman his wings yet.
I’m going to give you some reasons why I think Superman vs Batman shouldn’t happen right now, why I think they are pushing this so they can compare to Marvel and why that’s a mistake and will cost them. I know some of my readers may disagree and that’s alright because I want to know what you think as well.
Superman is too young
Henry Cavill was unknown actor when he was cast as Superman, to the general public in America anyways. When Man of Steel was released what everyone got was a Superman in the first week of being Superman. He hasn’t had any time or a chance to really show us what Superman is about.
So many fans of the comics and the character were pissed at the ending of Man of Steel. I’m sorry people but this isn’t the same Superman we got in past films, this is a darker Superman World which really made me think they where going to connect it to the Dark Knight films.
Superman needs another movie alone
There isn’t really much I can say about this because if DC really wants to be like Marvel and link up their characters and have team-up films, they need to give each of their characters solo films and given them some development as that character first. Okay, sure we only had one film for Hulk, Thor and Captain America before Avengers. However we had two films building for Iron Man and all of those films where all build-ups for Avengers, so in all truth it was 5 films that led into Avengers.
Justice League is going to be next after Superman vs Batman. We might get a Wonder Woman or Flash films before, but even still that’s far less number of films to do any kind of development or build-up for anything. This is where Marvel has done well and DC is falling behind on.
Will Superman vs Batman be Terrible?
No one can answer that, which is why everyone freaking out over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman is silly. There is no script that has leaked, there are not hints or even casting for other characters like villains. We don’t know how big a role Batman will play, hell we don’t even have a title. Superman vs Batman is a working title. For all we know it could end up being called Man of Steel 2: Something with Batman or heck even called Man of Steel: World’s Finest.
We just don’t know and because of that we don’t know how big a role Batman will play or how much screen time he’ll get. Don’t forget this isn’t a team-up films like Avengers, this is supposed to be a squeal to Man of Steel, with Batman being in the film.