‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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  1. Agent Richard07

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    I saw Haywire and In the Blood over the last two nights and I couldn't help but wish that Gina Carano had been Wonder Woman. Someone even made a jab at her and called her "Wonder Woman" in Haywire.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwcys2PUtsA[/yt]

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLj87gSx2U0[/yt]

    Looks like they're trying to set her up as one of the next big action stars but it hasn't taken. Being cast as Wonder Woman migh thave given her that boost.

    Just a shoutout for Carano. I'm still looking forward to seeing Gal Gadot in the role.

    Gina Carano Talks Wonder Woman and Gal Gadot

    I do too, but could someone like that operate for a decade or more and possibly fight off a rogues gallery and never be seen, especially in a world where Superman can barely keep a secret identity?
     
  2. The Old Mixer

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    He turns 42 next week.
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    Yeah, I know. I must admit, I blow hot and cold on how well-known Batman is - I also like the idea of the Batsignal, Batmobile and other things which pretty much put him four-square in public knowledge.

    I think the idea of Batman being seen as an urban myth probably works better in an origin story or one set early in his career (like the 1989 film) than one where he's been around for years.
     
  4. davejames

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    Well I suppose even with a Batmobile, people might think the idea of a guy fighting crime in a bat costume is still just too ludicrous to take seriously, which is why he's mostly gone ignored all these years. Plus the fact Gotham is a dark and scary hell hole that most people do their best to avoid thinking about to begin with.
     
  5. AvBaur

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    Yeah, but like most big-time Hollywood actors, he doesn't exactly look his age. (possibly thanks to HGH, Botox, etc.)
     
  6. Klaus

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    An amusing bit from the Wil Wheaton Project:

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  7. davejames

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    Or in his case, probably just really good genes.
     
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  9. Captaindemotion

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    So what do you know? The Dark Knight and Man of Steel blinked before Steve Rogers did!
     
  10. JacksonArcher

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    This is a big surprise.
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    ^ I don't agree. Marvel is basically king of the world, if not Galaxy, right now. After the success of GOTG and TWS, they were never going to back down.
     
  12. Agent Richard07

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    It's not even a summer movie now.
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    We get to see it 2 months early so I'm quite happy about the move.
     
  14. davejames

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    People will say it's flinching, but Warners is going to make a boatload of money no matter when the release the thing, so I'm not really seeing why it matters that much. And if anything, they now get to be the first big superhero movie out of the gate that year.
     
  15. Skywalker

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    Not shocked at all. I knew Warner Bros. would be the one to back down, sooner or later.
     
  16. Mr Light

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    MARCH?! Wow.
     
  17. M.A.C.O.

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    The earlier release date makes sense from a financial point of view for Warner Bros. This makes it the first major comic book movie that people will reach into their wallet for that year. In a not so great economy in the US, I think it matters.

    Just like I think Iron Man 3 shaved some off of Man of Steel's totals. Not a lot, but I'm starting to think the timing of release for a movie impacts more than just one movie.
     
  19. M.A.C.O.

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    Keep in mind that Batman v Superman didn't just get the hell out of dodge of Captain America 3. Checking movie release dates you have

    Captain America 3: May 6
    X-Men Apocalypse: May 27
    Alice in Wonderland: Through the looking glass: May 27
    Finding Dory: June 17
    How to train your dragon 3: June 17
    The Mummy: June 24
    Independence day 2; July 1
    Dr Strange: July 15
    Ice Age 5: July 15
    Bourne Legaxy 2: July 15
    Planet of the Apes 3: July 29

    You get the picture.
    2016 is filled with money makers and blockbusters. Moving Bats v Supes out of the line of fire, ensures the film doesn't have any stiff competition to that billion dollar gross WB wants.
     
  20. Servo

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    Is that actually happening? I thought it was all just talk.
     

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