Warner Bros. May Want More Batman & Less Superman in ‘Batman v Superman’

By September 8, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago, reports started being released online revealing that Warner Bros. had hosted a secret test screening of next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for WB executives and some of the film’s crew members. The rumors claimed that the screening had ended with the audience getting up from their seats for a standing ovation, hinting that the film had blown away all of their expectations, which considering the amount of criticism the film has been receiving up to this point – was a much needed reaction.

The rumors suggested that Affleck’s Batman ended up being even better than people had been giving him credit for in the movie as well, and with the director/actor already signed on to direct and star in a Batman standalone film somewhere down the line – it’ll be interesting to see how his take on the character ends up comparing to the past interpretations.

According to a new rumor coming from Heroic Hollywood however, apparently even though the screening was so well-received – Warner Bros. is asking for more of Ben Affleck’s Batman to be added to the film, and for Henry Cavill’s Superman role in the movie to be cut down slightly. The report states that apparently, Affleck is so good in the movie that he blows Cavill off the screen, which I find slightly hard to believe considering the fan reaction to Cavill as Superman, with even those who were disappointed with Man of Steel agreeing that he was nearly perfect for the role.

This is of course, a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt, but if it is actually true – then this doesn’t necessarily come as a big surprise. It’s obvious at this point that the Batman character is the most bankable hero that DC and Warner Bros. have. With the success of the past films, the Arkham games that have been released, as well as the announcement of a Lego: Batman spin-off film – it’s easy to see why they might want to capitalize on the character in the new film, especially if he ends up being as good as people are saying he is. However, it could also be incredibly dangerous for Warner Bros. to start changing up the movie’s story and dynamic at this point.

The film is set to be released in just a little over half a year from now, and it’s possible that changing the film’s dynamic and characters too much could not only alter and possibly hurt the movie’s quality, but also affect the plan for the DC Cinematic Universe moving forward. It’s definitely comforting to hear that WB is so confident in the Batman character and specifically this interpretation of it, but I don’t think I’m alone in hoping that they decide to leave the film as it is because personally, I want to see the movie that got the standing ovation.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released on March 25th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Randomly selected audience???????