One of the rumors that has been getting a little
fire due to the return of not only Batman but Superman
in the films Batman
Begins and Superman
Returns, is the option to have a Superman vs Batman
movie. We have the actors, there is a script, so what are we waiting on?
Superman v Batman
Just in case I have the title in error, the film
could also be called Batman v Superman. Anywho, when interviewed
by the press, Christian Bale admitted that he had a clause in his contract
with the Batman series to do a Superman v Batman movie.
A good while later Brandon Routh also admitted that he had a clause in his
contract that was very similar to what Christian Bale had already mentioned.
So, we therefore have the two actors signed on for the film if it was to
ever get underway. But there are still a couple things both comicbook films
must do first-- be a success at the boxoffice with solo runs. It has been
stated that the new Batman films will probably have to do a couple
to a few successful runs before any movement will go towards making Superman
v Batman. If there is any possibility for this film in the future,
it will probably be in the distant future.
A script for Superman v Batman already
exists, so there are also no issues there. Here is a bit of the synopsis
of the early script thanks to IESB:
When Bruce Wayne goes out seeking bloody vengeance
on the murderer of his new bride, Jennifer. Superman opposes him, fights
him to the near death - then it's discovered that the guy behind Jennifer's
murder is also this big baddie in Superman's circle and they unite to fight.
Warner Bros. has commissioned a script from Andrew Kevin Walker ('Seven')
with Wolfgang Petersen ('The Perfect Storm') directing.
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