Writing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stories on an almost daily basis for the past three years, one thing becomes quite evident. There is a very strong and vocal Superman fan base who get very upset whenever you say this next DCEU movie is more about The Dark Knight than it is Kal-El. The movie, after all, was supposed to be a sequel to Man of Steel. Well, a new rumor confirms what we've expected all along. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is leaning more heavily on the side of Bruce Wayne.
Meant to set up the incoming Justice League Part 1 movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will bring more DC Comics characters together on the big screen than any movie ever has before it. The movie is currently working through the post-production process, with less than six months until it hits theaters nationwide. HeroicHollywood claims that Warner Bros. is making a very strong request of director Zack Snyder. They want to see a whole lot more Batman, and a lot less Superman in this upcoming superhero drama.
The rumor goes onto state that Ben Affleck is phenomenal as Bruce Wayne. He is said to be blowing Henry Cavill's Clark Kent out of the water. This is something we've heard before, with inside sources claiming that Warner Bros. wants to move quickly on a Batman trilogy, that Ben Affleck will co-write, direct and star in. At this time, that has not been confirmed by Warner Bros. The first Untitled Batman Reboot is said to be happening before 2020.
Batman is being called the crowned jewel in the DC Universe. He has his own popular video game series in Arkham, and Warner Bros. also has the animated The LEGO Batman Movie on the way. Batman is also appearing in Suicide Squad, serving as the connective tissue between that movie and the rest of the DCEU. The Dark Knight has much more value than Superman at this point, and it makes sense that he might get a little bit more run time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, no matter how loudly Superman fans want to deny that fact.
Ben Affleck brings the one-two punch of being a very accomplished actor and a much sought after director with back to back hits Argo and Gone Girl in recent years. He is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Simply put, Warner Bros. sees Batman and Ben Affleck as a potent combination, one that will bring a lot of butts to seats. There is also the added fact that Ben Affleck was able to bring in his Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio, who has been highly praised for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , especially by the cast.
On the flip side of things, Henry Cavill hasn't proven himself a box office draw outside of the cape. His recent Warner Bros. outing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was the fourth biggest bomb of the summer. It was a costly misfire for the studio. And because of that, it's said that plans to fast track a Superman solo movie have fallen to the wayside. Before the movie opened, Warner Bros. was considering George Miller to get Man of Steel 2 done before the end of the decade. That apparently is no longer happening.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. What do you think? Are you excited about seeing more Batman and less Superman? Or do you think Kal-El is getting the short end of the stick?