There’s nothing like starting off your Saturday morning to an exciting rumor. And when we say exciting, we mean exciting. Imagine if The Dark Knight teamed up with the Man Of Steel, what would that be like? Well, we may find out very soon.
Rumors are surfacing that tell us Warner Bros. is “quietly developing a Batman/Superman team-up movie.” TMT is reporting that there are currently two ideas being passed around for the film right now.
“One version where the World’s Greatest Detective is firmly established and helps mentor an up-and-coming, fresh-faced Supes and vice versa,” reported Jamie Williams at TMT.
The website further reports that Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the Man Of Steel and as for The Dark Knight, Christian Bale may or may not make an appearance. The studio may simply just decide to re-cast him.
Personally, I’m not 100% behind this, simply because of the idea behind the film. The whole mentoring idea just doesn’t sound too appealing and I’d rather them just place the two characters in one film together where they are already both established superheroes. Plus, if Bale isn’t the one playing Batman, I can’t see this turning out too well.
Also, who would direct? Zack Snyder? Christopher Nolan? Someone else?
While it’s an exciting idea, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. If Warner Bros. doesn’t get everything perfect in terms of casting, director and plot, fans are going to revolt and the studio could end up ruining two of their biggest franchises.
Again though, this is just a rumor and honestly, I can’t see it happening, at least not anytime soon.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything more but in the meantime, be sure to check out the Caped Crusader when he makes his return to theatres with The Dark Knight Rises on July 20th, 2012 and the Man Of Steel, who will be in theatres on June 14th, 2013.