Henry Cavill recently told Entertainment Weekly that Batman v. Superman:Dawn of Justice is “…more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel.”
People have been wondering although I cannot understand why. It was clear from the title what Warner Brothers is going for. After all, WB needs to find a way to stop the Avengers from rampaging all over the place with Age of Ultron over 1.3 billion dollars worldwide as of July 5th according to Box Office Mojo.
Ant-Man is coming later this month and Civil War comes out next year just after BvS. So, it is clear that is DC intends to catch up.
But what about having Superman, himself, catching up with the rest of the superhero world? He is definitely not the Superman from the Donner Films. Henry had no problem addressing that either:
“He’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories.”
And that is true. Lord knows it took ten years to tell the story properly of the Man of Steel. After all, it is a complex one to take a person who is like everyone else in personality and attitude and truly turn them into a real symbol of hope that can inspire mankind to be the best it can be. He needs to transcend the idea of a man. He becomes almost godlike at that point. It is why some fans can view him as boring when that is the most riveting story to tell.
Showing how a man rises up to be better than people expect. Becoming more than what society intends for them as Jor-El would say. That is the story of a person who can lead the way and be morally better than what is expected. And it’s that story that needs to be told.
But again, that could take years.
THANKFULLY, TheAnglophileChannel already asked the Man of Tomorrow how long he would want to be our Superman. And his response does it justice.
“I love the character. I love working with Warner Bros. and what they’re doing with it, and so fingers crossed I’ll be able to tell the story for many, many years to come.”
One can only hope the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice blows us away the way WB hopes it will.
And with Snyder saying what Wayne’s motivations are.
“There are other superhero movies where they joke about how basically no one’s getting hurt. That’s not us. What is that message? That’s it’s okay that there’s this massive destruction with zero consequence for anyone? That’s what Watchmen was about in a lot of ways too. There was a scene, that scene where Dan and Laurie get mugged. They beat up the criminals. I was like the first guy, I want to show his arm get broken. I want a compound fracture. I don’t want it to be clean. I want you to go, ‘Oh my God, I guess you’re right. If you just beat up a guy in an alley he’s not going to just be lying on the ground. It’s going to be messy.”
And that led to one of the most realistic moments in comic book history. Although his reportedly casualty list was a bit low, I am not one to complain. This can only lead to the clash of the comic book titans that fans have hoped for since they were kids.