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An Alternate Perspective on Batman V. Superman

So I read this article about how Batman V. Superman might be split into two movies and, well, this was basically my response:


For one thing, it alleviates one of my concerns with the film: there is just too many damn characters to introduce and not have as just glorified cameos. There's Superman, Batman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, Mercy Graves, maybe a Robin or two?

Basically, it was Justice League: Part Zero and it would have just been better if they admitted it. Marvel took four movies to introduce all their characters and they were going to introduce Batman, Superman, Cyborg, and Aquaman all in one? Well, if that article is true, they don't have to: they have two movies to introduce them. They can cameo in one and have a bigger role in another. The movies won't seem so overstuffed (well, maybe). Sure, I wish Wonder Woman was getting her own picture before she appeared in BvS but this just means that we'll get to see more of her before she does.

The only part I don't like about this is the title: like Dawn of Justice, Enter the Knight sounds...clunky and forced. And just looking at the title, I was able to come up with a better one in two seconds: Batman v. Superman: Knight Falls (or Fall of Knight or some variation). I mean, this is about an older Batman, right? A Batman nearing the end of his career (a la The Dark Knight Returns). This is the fall of the Dark Knight on his own and the dawn of the new age, the dawn of the Justice League. (It's also a nice thematic contrast to The Dark Knight Rises.)

In any case, even if this is only one movie, I'm excited to see it. I thought Man of Steel was good when it wasn't trying to be super serious and I hope Snyder tries to make BvS into something a little bit lighter — or at least have Alfred around to snark at everyone.


And now I want to see Jeremy Irons' Alfred and James D'Arcy's Jarvis in a sitcom called The Butler Did It.

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