With pre-production moving forward at lightening quick speed, director Zack Snyder is currently gearing up for a Michigan shoot on Batman Vs. Superman starting early next year. Speaking with The Assoicate Press, screenwriter David S. Goyer recently teased that development is further along on this anticipated Man of Steel sequel than most fans may expect.

"One of the things that has been fun for us, is we're a bit a further along than what I think people realize."

He then addressed the notion of being swayed by fan criticism while writing this new story, especially in the wake of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman last month.

"From a fan point of view, we're conscious of that when you're working on these things, but you can't let yourself be paralyzed by that. At the end of the day, you still have to create something. And if you try and think, 'Well what would the fans like?' then you stop being creative. It's sort of like, 'Where does it end?' You have to write the story that you want to write, and hope that people want to see it."

When asked who he thought would win in a fight between Batman and Superman, David S. Goyer gave this response.

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"Most comic book purists would say Batman, because he is the ultimate strategist. Even though it makes no sense whatsoever. If Superman just flicked his finger, Batman would be done for."

In related news, George Clooney, who donned the Bat-suit in 1997's failed Batman & Robin, added his two cents about Ben Affleck playing The Dark Knight.

"I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing."

Can we all agree that no matter what, Ben Affleck will be a better Batman than George Clooney? Or are there any Batman & Robin fans out there that think George Clooney is getting a raw deal? Let yourself be heard, herd!