The Dark Knight Rises With The Man Of Steel

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.

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  1. They tried this years ago with Tim Burton and Kevin Smith behind it. And it didn’t even get into production because it was a really bad idea. They should just adapt the Dark Knight Returns, then you get the best of both.

    1. Darksnide!says:

      Actually Kevin Smith was commissioned to write Superman Lives in the mid-90s THEN Tim Burton was brought onboard to direct it after his success with Batman. Burton didn’t like Smith’s version and commissioned his own writer to do a new version of Superman Lives that went in a much more weird version that Smith’s. As a result whereas the studio and many that have read it loved Smith’s take, Burton’s commissioned script was widely panned.
      THEN later Warner Bros. had a separate script done called Batman Vs. Superman that was to be directed by The Perfect Storm’s Wolfgang Peterson before being halted.The script for that one (as well as Kevin Smith’s Superman Lives) is floating around online. You may be able to find the Batman Vs. Superman script online if you also include it’s codename that was used, “Asylum.” I read the story and have to say I’m hoping that this new RUMORED film goes away from the old Batman Vs. Superman script. In that, Superman and Lois are separated and getting a divorce while Clark starts to rekindle his relationship to childhood sweetheart Lana Lang. Meanwhile he serves as best man to Bruce Wayne, who’s retired from the Batman persona. Bruce got married and his wife is then killed on their honeymoon by The Joker. Bruce goes back into being the Bat and sets off for revenge against The Joker and learns that the Clown Prince Of Crime was only a hired-gun to do the deed by someone else. Batman is driven too far into his darkness so Clark finds himself having to stop Bruce from killing The Joker and anyone else involved. It was an okay story but some of the story elements seemed somewhat forced, to me.The Kevin Smith Superman Lives script would’ve been a fun Superman film for it’s time, but you could see things that then-producer Jon Peters forced Smith to add to his script like Brainiac fighting polar bears outside of the Fortress Of Solitude and a giant spider that Smith avoided outright calling a spider and instead referred to it as a “Thanagarian Snare Beast” (Thanagar being the planet Hawkman is from in the DC Comics Universe…see how Smith snuck that comic reference in there?). He snuck in comic book DCU references all throughout the script without making it seem forced. In fact, the opening action sequence in Smith’s Superman Lives featured Superman stopping the Batman villain Deadshot from kidnapping a governor by the name of Caitlin Bree (character from Smith’s Clerks film….she had a son in the scene named Brodie….named after Jason Lee’s Mallrats character). Smith seemed to ignore other things that Peters wanted: Peters didn’t want Superman to fly for some odd reason, so Smith wrote Superman flying until he dies and comes back from the dead depowered, having to wear a Kryptonian suit called The Eradicator (Superman villain from the comics) to mimic his powers. Peters also didn’t want Superman to wear the traditional costume because (as Smith said Peters stated) it “WAS TOO F***Y ” (improper insult of homosexuals). Like with the flying thing, Smith glossed past this up to certain points only to bring it back around onscreen by film’s end. That script would’ve been a fun Superman movie version of The Death Of Superman (Brainiac has Doomsday in his ship…Brainiac and Lex Luthor team-up).Tim Burton’s version seemed to be universally hated. While the script he commissioned used Brainiac and Superman’s death and resurrection from the Smith iteration, he wanted Nicolas Cage to play a longhaired Superman (in the comics of that time Superman had a mullet), Lex Luthor and Brainiac merged into a singular being referred to as “Luthiac”…..I kid you NOT. Also I kid you NOT on Burton designing Brainiac to be a disembodied head of Brainiac floating in a transparent glass ball hovering over the point of a black pyramid.

      1. Billysays:

        Jesus. How long were you waiting on someone to ask you about THAT story?

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