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

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  1. Christopher

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    In fact, Superman and Batman first crossed over on the Superman radio series in 1945, years before they first crossed over in the comics. The radio show often brought in Batman as a guest hero when Superman's portrayer Bud Collyer was on vacation.

    Superman and Batman have been part of the DC Universe in the comics for as long as it's existed as a continuous universe. Of course they were founding members of the Justice League of America in the early '60s and have usually been part of its roster ever since. They also appeared as core JLA members in Super Friends throughout the '70s and early '80s, and in multiple different Justice League animated series and movies from the '90s through the present.

    Of course, the different adaptations in which superheroes appear are all different "universes" retelling the story in different ways, so yes, there have presumably been filmic universes in which one hero existed but the other didn't. It's a safe bet that the version of Batman from the Christopher Nolan films exists in a universe without a Superman. On the other hand, the George Clooney Batman did mention Superman in Batman and Robin, and I think the previous film alluded to Metropolis. And there's a passing reference to Gotham City in Superman Returns.
     
  2. Trevacious

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    Sure, but that's the established version I'd have loved to see react to the introduction of a Superman now.
     
  3. Theophilus

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Ib9SwC7EI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Guess putting out the building fire wasn't too important. People will love the continuing idea that Superman doesn't care about property damage as in Man of Steel.

    Anyway, this is still pretty cool.

    Why can't a developer make a first person open world video game like this? I think it would make a great Superman game.
     
  4. Keeper

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    That was fun, thanks for posting it. I'll put here for others to have easy access.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Ib9SwC7EI[/yt]
     
  5. urbandefault

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    I kinda hope it isn't. I'd like for them to be done with the rubber suits and the armor stuff.

    Really, I'd rather that they went back to basics and did somthing like this (but Affleck probably isn't quite big enough to pull it off).

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    I hope the new suit is something closer to the comics.
     
  6. Mr Light

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    How the hell did they film that? That looked awesome!
     
  7. Theophilus

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    They used a helicopter drone (gasp!) with an HD camera and green screened in Superman. You can see the green tint on his hands in some shots. Doesn't take away from the fun!
     
  8. Aragorn

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    Get Uwe Boll to direct. That's about what his movies gross these days. :p
     
  9. theenglish

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    I really like the new 52 Batman --combat gear-- suit. It would make a great realistic movie costume. The armor is underneath the fabric and segmented so he can move around. I am not sure how the cowl would transfer to the real world though.
     
  10. JD

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    That video was fun, thanks for posting it.
     
  11. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    There are rumors flying tonight that the new film will consider Nolan's films are loosely canon.. except for Talia's involvement in TDKR
     
  12. Skywalker

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    I vote that they just ignore TDKR entirely.
     
  13. Mach5

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    I vote that they ignore Man of Steel. And dump Superman. :P
     
  14. JarodRussell

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    "Loosely canon" is like "a bit pregnant". If you cherrypick stuff, you can't say that it's canon.
     
  15. Captaindemotion

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    A bit like how Superman Returns regarded the first two Reeve films as 'loosely canon'?
     
  16. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The rumors probably aren't true.
     
  17. JarodRussell

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    But if you think about it, effectively that was nonsense. So they liked the story idea that Superman shagged Lois before he killed Zod and then left Earth (which was already canonically wrong because he shagged her in human form). And they used Marlon Brando footage. But that was it. That didn't make SM1, SM2 and SMR part of the same canon.
     
  18. Corran Horn

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    Something in the way the Spacey Luthor acted seemed like he had been there before when they got to the Fortress.
     
  19. JarodRussell

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    That's also just a generic plot element.

    If the next film mentions the Joker killed Batman's parents, is it suddenly within the same canon as Keaton-Batman?
     
  20. urbandefault

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    I remember reading when Superman Returns came out, that they were going for a continuation of the story after 1 & 2 (disregarding 3 & 4), and I see a lot of continuity in that regard.

    No one could accuse me of being a canon freak, but aside from the visual differences SR looks to me like it's a direct continuation of the original story.
     

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