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In the interest of dreaming about what the future holds...

Published at: Dec. 31, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Yeah, I know... This is old and not even really news, but what the hell? It's worth the talkback to discuss this at the very least. If you've seen I AM LEGEND you undoubtedly noticed a certain banner ad in deserted post-apocalyptic Times Square for a BATMAN/SUPERMAN movie. If you haven't seen the flick yet, check this below:

Now I don't think this is some super-advanced viral bit... I think the filmmakers probably said, "What movies can we get free access to known symbols for these posters? Let's see... we're a Warner Bros movie, so what do they have... A ha! DC characters! Eureka!" Probably just like that, with a little flair at the end for the "Eureka!" However, we do know that Warners is continuing their SUPERMAN and BATMAN franchises, even putting the characters together in George Miller's JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. Wolfgang Petersen was involved in doing a BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN movie before Singer's SUPES and Nolan's BATMAN went ahead. So, in the spirit of anticipation of the new year, let's talk about what you want to see from a movie promoted by that above image. Who to direct? I'd love to see Darren Aranofsky get his shot at BATMAN like he almost did with YEAR ONE. Would you want a recasted Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent or Bale and Routh? Or just Bale? Or just Routh? Do you want them fighting each other or a team-up movie? I'd like to personally see a team-up... because if you remember all those VS comics always ended up being pretty much just a team up and one argument... a few fists thrown and then some sorrys and a renewed interest to kick ass together. You can do that and not remind people of shitty movies like AVP 1 and 2. Batman's smarts and detective skills coupled with Superman's brawn and unblinking goodness. I'm thinking we'll get a taste of this with JL, but what about a solo movie? Thoughts?


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  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    by Shan

    Best Wishes from Australia for 2008!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    As for the movie ...

    by Shan

    ... well a scene early on where Batman overcomes his relative handicap of not being superhuman to outwit and defeat (albeit temporarily) Superman (with his brilliant analytical mind) of course ...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I would like to see...

    by MRX67

    Batman and Superman team up to take on Madea who goes apeshit on Manhattan...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Dump Routh

    by jtishere

    Keep Bale. Bale can act.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    ANDEW LAU and BRUCE TIMM should make BvsS!!!

    by shogunshin

    when i saw I AM LEGEND last week, i saw that banner, and i assumed it was common knowledge the batman/superman movie poster was in the film. hmmm. who would i like to see direct? the MOST important thing, would be to get BRUCE TIMM to write the script. the script in a film, is the MOST important element. we have seen great directors churn out crap, because of a crap script. now yes, there is the special case, where the script was not so hot, but the director saved the film. but the better the script, the easier it is to direct. i think America is ready for ANDREW LAU the director of the original 'INTERNAL AFFAIRS [that they remade as THE DEPARTED] and A MAN CALLED HERO.' with a solid script, this guy can work wonders. and work wonders on a low budget. so bring on BATMAN vs SUPERMAN in 2010! and lets hope bruce timm can write it. (has anyone watched DOOMSDAY or the final 2 seasons of JLU? this guy hit his stride, he is ready for a big budget action flick now.)

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Keep Burton Away...

    by KentButabi

    from anything DC, please. That said, if you cannot get the current actors for the part, don't do it. I don't subscribe to the whole 'the general public will be confused' theory. Yes, the general public are morons, but they're not brain-dead. I simply have come to accept Bale and Routh as the current Wayne and Kent, and they should too.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Or....

    by MRX67

    how about a movie that has both superman and batman killed in the end because both of these franchises are getting old. Thank God for Iron Man.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Bored much?

    by silentbobafett2

    LOVE IT THOUGH! KInda thing I do! Keep Bale and Routh, get a shit hot director in! Del Toro would be a dream! :-)

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Probably Not..................

    by ccfenimore

    Well this poster is a more than likely a fake just like the other posters in the Video Store. They had Fred Clause 2, Teen Titans, and the Green Lantern all on Posters for release at the Video Store. Does that mean that Warner Bros. is making all those movies? I think not, just means that they have great set desingners that want to get our hopes up.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Let's be honest with ourselves...

    by obi12kenobi

    ...the only way this is going to work is if there is a decent director on board. Hollywood is dead! I've noticed that I can only get excited about new films that have a decent director attached.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Shogunshin

    by KentButabi

    Saw DOOMSDAY and I thought it was, meh.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The problem with new Superman movies

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Chris Reeve was the definitive Superman in I and II - what else can be done with the character? Not much, as Singer and Routh proved.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    AIN`T IT NO NEWS AT ALL

    by Man_of_Stool

    Dreaming pwns teh suk

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    That's a still from the torrent lol

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Screw a Superman movie! Let's see ULTRA THE MULTI-ALIEN.

    by Uncle Stan

    Activate!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    SVBVAVP

    by Series7

    Enough said.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    lex luthor

    by zom-bot.com

    yes- have TIMM script it. then maybe lex will be the cold ruthless tycoon he was in the cartoon- who was darker and scarier than Spacey's dorky lex. No fault of spacey's, but why did they keep the 'pants tucked in boots' bullshit from Hackman's role- why did HACKMAN'S lex ever dress like that? like some sport car driver from the 1920's?!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Love the idea....

    by Snikkar124

    It could be a good film,but the script would have to be great to get Bale on board as the Bat.Brandon "can`t get enything else"Ruth will accept enything. I can see Batman kicking sups ass with a fistfull of kryptonite;)

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    You can allways make a good SUPERMAN movie

    by travis-dane

    with a good DIRECTOR and a good SCRIPT!It is all you need!That goes for every franchise out there.But the studios just dont get their asses up to do it!It is a SHAME!But I am still hoping...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    If they ever make a Spawn 2 movie

    by Series7

    and make him a known again. There is a perfect already well thought out awesome comic ripe for the filming. Spawn vs. Batman. We just need a director willing to realize that what was done in the comic is good enough for the big screen and doesn't need to be change but recreated ala Miller's work. I can't think of any director right now besides the obvious two that would do that. Mark A.Z. Dippé? Maybe he can improve?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    in true crossover fashion

    by zom-bot.com

    have Bats help supes put Lex away with the kind of proof and detective work only Batman can do, and Superman help Batman out with a more physically imposing villain. Although i'd still like to see Lex hiring out the joker for some dirty work.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Batman Kidnaps Kate Bosworth

    by kevinwillis.net

    Cuz she's such a shitty Lois Lane. Superouth flies to Gotham to get her back, and Bats beats on Routh with his kryptonite battle knuckles, then they make up and there's a four-way with Bosworth and Gyllenhall (or, possibly, a cameo by Tomkat).

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I agree with Yackbacker on this one

    by moondoggy2u

    Well, two things. First, AICM really needs to get its shit together. A slow news day is no excuse for reporting this sort of hackneyed excuse for web hits and thread count. Has AICN even bothered to report the hiring of Peter Berg to direct Dune? There is a slew of other little news nuggets out there that, while small and miniscule, still constitute news. What does this article do, again? <p>Also, I agree, there is much more to be done with Supe's character. The only problem is, the one story I enjoy from Superman Returns, the idea of Superman maturing into a father, is treated like some Dawson's Creek episode (yeah, I have children). Don't get me wrong, I do like that Supes is a father, and I'm even pretty comfortable with the choice of child actors (he will undoubtedly be recast, of course), I'm just not comfortable with the way this notion was immaturely expressed.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns Had Lotsa Good Stuff

    by kevinwillis.net

    Could have been a decent movie except for the "truth, justice . . . all that stuff" line (come on, people, it's "The American Way"--make the president in the Superman movies a Clintonesque Democrat and get over it).<br><br>The other suck about Superman Returns (other than Kate Bosworth) was the frickin' Lex Luthor does giant real estate deal that will kill millions or billions? Again? Huh? Jeeze. I liked lots of stuff--TV's Jimmy Olson making a cameo, the guy who did the new Jimmy Olsen ws pitch perfect, got to see a lot of Supes powers in a very comic-booky way . . . all cool. If it had been Braniac or Doomsday with a plot for world domination rather than real estate, it might have been a gripping comic movie.<br><br> Oh, and lose the kid.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    05-15-10

    by Parallax

    That's the date on the BVS poster. A little something to look forward to on May 15th, 2010... fictionally, at least...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Congratulations Warner Brothers...

    by Dragon Man

    You did exactly what you wanted to do. You threw that sign into I Am Legend very innocuously just to gage the reaction and have a little fun with all the geeks, and you got what you wanted. A full-on multi geekasm! Bravo!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Superman Vs. Hellboy

    by kevinwillis.net

    Directed by Del Toro. That's the movie I wanna see.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Crisis Cross-Over

    by kevinwillis.net

    Superman vs. X-Men, directed by Brett Ratner. Or McG!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Superman Goes Back in Time

    by kevinwillis.net

    To try and save the Titanic, directed by James Cameron. I mean, come on, if we're dreaming here . . .

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Superman Fights the Cloverfield Monster

    by kevinwillis.net

    That would make both movies more interesting.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    INDEED, BEST WISHES!

    by ironic_name

    australia: we get new years first.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    superman is caviezel, lois is rose byrne, luthor is arnold voslo

    by ironic_name

    directed by me.<P>or Chan-wook Park.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Bale & Routh & Nolan

    by CherryValance

    A team up definitely. But hopefully they'd come up with a better nemesis than I could. Someone/something that truly threatens mankind. Not an evergrowing rock.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see

    by kafka07

    a better Superman movie than that shite Bryan Singer did. Everthing was wrong with that thing.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    One thing you missed, when Neville went

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    to the local Blockbuster, or wherever he was renting from, there was a Green Lantern movie poster in the window. Wonder how much a movie costs in 2012 (correct year?) I still remember the Simpsons Episode where future Bart and Homer go to see the Itchy and Scratchy movie and someone orders a large Soylent Green. Homer: "mmmmmmm Soylent Green."

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    No Bale

    by I Dunno

    They have a good thing going with this Batman franchise. Why stink it up with other DC heroes?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    It's the screenwriter's idea of a joke, Quint.

    by Thick McRunFast

    Nothing more. Let it go.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    They really should save this stuff

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    For an awesome adaptation of Frank Millers Dark Knights Returns. That's the movie I wanna see.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Yes, we know it was a joke

    by darquelyte

    And that is an old image that they either recycled or revamped. Still, it was cool for the whole 10 seconds it was on the screen...especially in IMAX.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    sheri moon as harley quinn

    by zom-bot.com

    a druggie, stripper, psycho harley quinn to heath's joker...you know it's true. cue up any of her laughs from previous movies.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Wait for HD DVD - There are other posters, Legally Blonde 3

    by Snaieke

    I'm sure there will be a field day when this is released on HD-DVD and people can digitally zoom. I see a picture of Legally Blonde 3 also and something else I can't quite make out in the caption above.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    that scene really took me out of the movie

    by BMacSmith

    I was thinking i'd rather be seing a batman/superman movie than a will smith movie. And it was just so blatant it felt like an early advertisement

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    GL better be made

    by critch

    Well, Green Lantern and Teen Titans are in production, and this one had been bandied about for years. I know they're all jokes, but any little shred of hope for Hal to show up in a movie is enough for me to grab onto and never let go.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Tim Burton to Direct Bat vs. Supes

    by kevinwillis.net

    The twist? It's all stop-motion animation. And a musical! Both Batman and Superman to be voiced by Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter with be Lois Lane. Everyone else will be plaid by some British character actor.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Why thank you, Yack

    by moondoggy2u

    Happy New Year's Day to you and yours as well, friend. How have you been doing?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern?

    by Darth Sticky

    I haven't seen "I Am Legend" yet, but isn't it rumored that there was a Green Lantern movie poster seen somewhere in the background? Looked like it was supposed to be the Hal Jordan GL too (from what I've heard).

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    keep them both

    by THE KNIGHT

    I think routh could be good if he had a decent script... nolan could definitely stretch his wings and adapt to the superman world as well so let nolan direct... <p> Let the writer be both fans of batman and superman and of course, Batman is the more interesting character so he'll be the focus.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    travis-dane

    by Series7

    They can never make an Amazing Superman movie. He means too much to too many people, and his powers are still all way to awesome to put on film. Its easier to make Batman movies because (A) he is human and (B) he is the ultimate anti/reluctant hero. None of the Superman movies hold a candle to their conterpoint Batman movies. I mean Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Batman and Robin are probably equal in awfulness.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by Series7

    Remember Futurama where they had to tell Fry that Soylent food was already known to be human and they had gone beyond that.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Batman VS Superman is a perfect teen dream.

    by William Landis

    It has everything that makes a movie totally cool: laughs, adventure, spirit, hot music, drama and of course LINDSAY! Lindsay rocks! She is like a comet. A talent of her magnitude only comes around once in a lifetime and you can't take your eyes off her when she is on screen in this totally cool and delightfully hip movie.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    speaking of will smith movies

    by zom-bot.com

    i had totally forgotten shia lebouf was in I, ROBOT. flipped past it this weekend and laughed.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Bale yes, but Routh?

    by azizhp

    Bale is mandatory. One thing that always bugged me about big screen Supes was that Clark is just the dolt disguise. I prefer the way it is on TV where Clark is who he is, Supes is what he does. (blogged in more detail at http://www.haibane.info/2007/12/31/batman-and-superman/)

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Pfff, what's the point. We already know that if it gets made, th

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Paul WS Anderson or Brett Ratner will get the directing gig. And Akiva Goldsman will write the script. I mean, "write" the "script".

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Kevinwillis:right on the money

    by DoctorWho?

    Get DelToro to direct it,if not Nolan. And of course the 4 way with Lois and Rachel is a must!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    UWE FUCKING BOLL!

    by Reload

    I want UWE FUCKING BOLL to direct this wonderful film. Yes!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    I am pretty sure it wasn't "Legally Blonde 3"

    by The Visco Kid

    That poster wasn't for a third movie but an advertisement for the Broadway musical based on the first film.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Happy New Year to all geeks

    by TerryMalloy

    Hope everyone has a great day.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Legally Blonde 3

    by Celicynd

    It's definitely the poster for the Legally Blonde musical. Thats the theater it plays at. Interestly, the poster to the immediate right of that one is the poster for Lestat: The Musical, which actually played at the theater before Legally Blonde went there. Strange that they'd put that in.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Superman/Batman - yes! Justice League - no!

    by Wormie1

    Everyone knows Superman, Batman and their respective supporting casts, so I would love a Superman/Batman movie. It would make much more sense than a Justice League film. IIRC the Batman vs Superman script by Andrew Kevin Walker was reviewed favourably on this site. Wolfgang Peterson was a solid choice as director even though some of the rumoured casting choices scared me (Josh Hartnett as Supes!) Yes, it definitely should have Bale and Routh. The obvious director candidates would be Singer, Nolan, Burton or Peterson. As long as it's not Rob Cohen!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Or...

    by Wormie1

    Not Schumacher either. Obviously. It's funny, it was reportedly Akiva Goldsman who suggested the Superman/Batman poster be put in I Am Legend.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Any pictures of that Green Lantern movie poster anywhere?

    by Abin Sur

    I caught the Supes/Bats billboard at the theater, but I guess I blinked when the GL poster popped up.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for Superman/Batman!

    by UltimaRex

    Oh come on, you all knew it was coming. Or, for a more serious S/B I'd love to see David Fincher do it. Oh yeah, Bale. Routh. All the way.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    well, as much as Bale IS Batman...

    by RockLobster800

    in everything but voice (if only they could get Kevin Conroy to dub him realistically)he would never be in a movie like this cos it really doesnt fit Nolans vibe....I think it wouldnt be too bad to cast older people-say maybe the film begins with Supes and Bats having been alienated for years (Bats fault of course for not allowing people to be close to him) and we have Brainiac arrive. Naturally Lex and Brainiac meet and team up, and the plan is for Brainiac to win over Superman's trust as his only linkage to Krypton, eventualy betraying Supes and infecting him, putting him under mind control, and using him to dominate Metropolis. This suddenly attracts Batman who investigates and battles superman, only to discover Brainiacs scheme and free Clark form the mind control-the two of them go to stop Brainiac but of course its too late, and Brainiac has pretty much taken over the world, with Lex his right hand man. Naturally no one is too happy so it looks like a job FOOOOR-BATMAN AND SUPERMAN!!!! And just cos I dont want kids playing the roles (as in JL) Im castng older-Keifer Sutherland for Batman, Kyle Mac Lachlan for Superman, Danny Huston for Lex (cold billionaire not camp git), Doug Jones for Brainiac (maybe John Malkovich voicing) and...Selma Blair for Lois? A little younger I know but I just always thought of her as Lois....

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Should have casted Clancy Brown as Lex...

    by Judge Briggs

    He was perfect in the cartoon and would have been just as good in the movie!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    plot points to consider in B vs S

    by zom-bot.com

    lex approaches bruce wayne for some business deals, assumes bruce is as morally bankrupt as himself.maybe bruce plays along to lure lex into something.<P> criminals in metropolis are using advanced gear that links back to waynetech.not weapons, but gadgetry. supes/clark kent goes to investigate.<P> while interviewing Wayne, a quick x-ray scan of the office reveals Bruce to be batman. Kent threatens to out bruce, fearing he's as corrupt as lex. Bruce slyly lets Kent know he already knows who he really is, and so the two are at stalemate. Bruce asks supes to trust him, that what he is doing will help put lex away.....blah blah blah, more uneasy teamwork as batman and superman work together to defeat whatever shit lex (and maybe joker?) are up to, meanwhile bruce has the evidence that links lex once and for all to the disasters/crime/killer robot/whatever. <P>bruce not only testifies against lex, but sullies his own rep a bit, lending credit to the fact that he can't possibly be batman. he is seen as a corporate dick that will rat out others to stay ahead. To further this, while bruce is in court (or maybe held for a short time) superman actually does deeds in batman garb, which could be pretty entertaining and build the public's mythos as to what batman can really do (flying,throwing cars, etc)<P> another idea, at the end, bruce/waynetech offers superman a lifetime supply of a drug that can help treat his halfbreed kid's disorders....even though his kid is really starting to show some more aggressive signs than his daddy..hmmm...sequel?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Cameron's Script...

    by Hadesbc

    for this concept was not all that good and it did have all the elements you needed which included Lex teaming up with the Joker. It had Batman and Superman in a knock down drag out fight, only to finally team up in the end to take down Lex. It even had some nice demented stuff with the Joker and killing Bruce's wife, but in the end it still didn't work for many reasons. It was at least on the right track, so read that script and the Dark Knight Returns and you will have a pretty good ground floor to build off of. Oh and what up Kevinwillis. Good to see you in a different online world.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Sorry, wont ever happen...

    by souldaddy81

    The storyline is just not that marketable. Plan and simple. The same reason AVP 1 & 2 havent done so well.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    YOU WILL BOW DOWN BEFORE ME, JOR-EL!

    by SkinJob69

    YOU AND ONE DAY...YOUR ASS! (come on, admit it, you thought he said that at one point, too)

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The GL poster was there, but the shot

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    was quicker, and not as broad as the Batman/Supes shot. It was either Hal Jordan or Kyle (Rand?). It wasn't the black GL. I don't know his name, I don't follow GL or Justice League that much. Series 7, I didn't watch enough of Futurama on a regular basis, so I missed a lot of episodes. I had little kids around the time it was on, and they went to bed around the time it came on. With no Tivo, my night of tv was screwed up from then on.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Brainiac!

    by Mockingbuddha

    This villain, done right, would need Supes brawn and Bats brains to defeat. It should be total over the top world destruction stuff. Also, Superman Returns had problems, but the thing I liked was that Superman actually seemed alien and a bit aloof. The more Superman/Clark learns about his past, the more he should feel distanced from humanity. It doesn't make any sense for Superman to just be an eternal boy scout.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    yeah, seriously BRAINIAC!

    by RockLobster800

    The greatest villain not yet seen on the big screen! what the fuck? and as Ive said above-Doug Jones covered in prosthetics and Malkovich doing the voice, some time soon please.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    No Routh, yes Bale

    by phool2056

    No way could Brandon Routh play opposite Christian Bale- Bale is just too powerful an actor. And a movie about these two characters has to reflect their relationship-mutual respect tempered by very different, but equally strong, world views. So Superman has to be convincing standing up to Batman, and Routh is just a bit too much of a weenie. Still hoping for David Boreanaz Superman. Or a new unknown with a little bit more of a forceful personality.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    What's the point of this Quint???

    by Shermdawg

    We do this shit in EVERY Superman/Batman talkback already. This isn't a confirmed project. And after Begins, Returns, Smallville, and JLA 90210, do we really need yet another take on the characters or another crossover in such a short period of time? <br><br> With all that's going down in '08, namely TDK and the JLA flick what's the point in dealing with what ifs??? Slow news day I take?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    POWERS BOOTHE FOR BATS!!! DWAYNE JOHNSON FOR SUPES!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Hey...are we gonna have a Thundercats casting suggestion talkback next? We've never done that before either. -_-

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    This could be great if taken seriously

    by Pipple

    NO bullshit. Have there be such an insane threat to humanity that batman and superman would need to take action. What I want is for it to be like a mythical tale though, not like these shitty bland new superhero movies that are technically good but feel soulless, HOLLOW. Written by Drew Mcweeny, directed by Pipple, THE WORLD'S FINESTS. Coming soon!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Oh, btw, it's pretty crazy this gets a spotlight...

    by Shermdawg

    ...and news regarding Kristin Kreuk being cast as Chun-Li in the title role of the new Street Fighter flick. (that's gonna go well) <br><br> Seriously, if you guys can't try a bit harder, hire some new blood, because for awhile now most of the news comes from the talkbacks themselves. <br><br> I only complain because I CARE.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    stop caring

    by deadyounglings

    i love all the "i'm too cool to play this game" posts. do the movie. fuck it. nothing is sacred any more. today, there are good batman movies and there are bad batman movies. same goes for superman. alien. predetor. are people really still concerned about things getting "ruined" by bad movie adaptations? maybe i'm just numb from the golden completeass, but just do it. maybe it'll be good. maybe not. who cares? shit on me please.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    An edit feature would be nice as well.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Bale as Batman, Welling as Superman, Zack Snyder directing

    by SpyGuy

    Seriously, how hard is this? Oh, and Lois Lane definitely needs to be recast from that bulemic poster child Kate Bosworth. How about Elizabeth Banks as Lois?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    A live action version of "World's Finest"

    by Yeti

    Properly done it would be a jaded fan boys wet dream come true.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    How I'd do it...

    by epitone

    First of all, it can't be done while there are successful individual franchises going on. Too much cognitive dissonance for the audience. ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service" tanked at the box office, despite having an excellent story, simply because no one could believe that this other guy was Bond.) So at minimum, WB would have to wait until two years after the last Nolan/Bale Batman movie and the last Singer/Routh Superman movie are released. Preferably a bit longer.<br><br>My guess would be that both franchises will muster three successful films before hanging up the proverbial boots -- three is the magic number, these days. The third Batman flick should hit in 2011 and the third Superman in 2012, so 2015 for a Batman/Superman seems about right. <br><br>At that point, people will be a bit tired of both franchises but intrigued by the idea of a crossover, which could launch a franchise of its own or set the stage for a relaunch of either or both individual series. Timeline-wise, we've been inundated with origin stories and young heroes lately, so it would be much more interesting to revisit these characters later in life. Not septuagenarian-late, but definitely late-middle-age. Casting for 2015, I'd try Viggo Mortensen as Batman and Vincent D'Onofrio as Superman (he'd have to lose some weight for the role, I grant you). Get someone to write a mature script that has plenty of action but also takes the time and space to address the concept of aging iconography. Make the thinking man's superhero movie that The Hulk failed miserably at being. And get Ridley Scott to direct the shit out of it. I think that'd be pretty good.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    A nice premise for a Supes/Batman movie.

    by BYOBkenobi

    Pick up the Book "Mythology" by Chip Kidd and Goeff Spear. It's an ode to Alex Ross and his works up until a few years ago. The book has an exclusive short story that includes using Robin running tactical from a static location and Batman tracking Superman as he appears to have gone bad. The story ends with Brainiac being the controlling factor in Superman going ballistic. It's only a few pages long, but I always wondered how cool that sequence would look on screen, especially in a team-up movie. Perhaps as an opening sequence?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Micheal Keaton vs. Christopher Reeve

    by Rufus

    THAT would be a movie.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Yeah, whatever...

    by Kid Z

    ...only if the villain is the Composite Superman. I just wanna see a half-Superman/half-Batman on the big screen in live action, is all.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Superman/Batman movie....

    by BigMick

    would be a very bad idea. The premise didn't work in AVP or Freddy vs. Jason. On their own both these characters are too iconic to put in the same movie and give them both a just storyline that gives them each fair character development. Although it would be cool to see Bale's Batman teamup with Routh's Superman, I just don't see it happening. Besides once both of those franchises are ended I'm sure Christian Bale and Brandon Routh will want to move on to something else, Bale only has one more film to go.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Another Superman movie...

    by BigMick

    would be great to see. I really enjoyed Brandon Routh's portrayal of Superman. I think he really nailed the role. I think the only way to make another Superman movie would be to do what they're doing with the Hulk movie and completely negate what happened in Superman Returns. Because let's face it, that movie was godawful, if I wanted to see Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie than I would've rented it. Oh and get someone besides Bryan Singer to make it as well, nothing against the guy I enjoyed all his movies until that one, but we need someone who wants to give their own take on the Superman mythology. Not some guy that wants to kiss Richard Donner's ass with a remake.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    ruven76, that just sounds nasty, I love it

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    and krack, thanks for backing me up. I knew there had to be someone else out there who saw the GL poster.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I saw that too!

    by dr sauch

    I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to decide if this was some kind of hint. I'll bet it's been put on the table. I don't think either universe, Bales Batman or Rouths Superman would suffer from this. It would have to be so fucking perfectly executed to not draw a full-scale nerd attack, like I mean actual rioting, that it prob won't happen. But if ever it could be done well.....that time is in the forseeable future

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Older Sups and Bats

    by #1 Zero

    I'd like to see Matt Dillon as an older superman, he's got the jawline and the deep voice, and I know a trendy pick for just about any part right now is Joe Hamm from madmen but he'd make a cool batman/bruce wayne.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    incredibly stupid

    by lynxpro

    Just because it showed up on a billboard in a movie set in the future does not mean its gonna get made or even survive that long. Look at the ad below it...from AMD. AMD ain't gonna be around in 2009 at the rate they are going. There's a better chance of Atari making a big comeback in time for its giant ad in *Blade Runner* taking place in 2019 still being relevant. I say the only way a *Batman*/*Superman* film gets made is if the WB takes Supes away from what's his face and gives the franchise to Chris Nolan to do side-by-side with Bats. Bryan Singer is no Chris Nolan; hell, he's barely better than JJ Abrams. And no way is Brandon Routh going to be Supes again if anyone at the WB has half a brain committed to the project. And for Zoroaster's sake, have Mr. T throw (H)A(c)k-iva Goldsman helluvua far away from the WB lot as soon as possible! Like Michael Jackson around little boys, Akiva should stay far far away from a computer loaded with Final Draft.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    This has already been done...

    by Doctor Cosmic

    It's called "World's Finest," and yes, it was done by the folks behind the Batman and Superman animated series. If you absolutely MUST make such a film, heavily borrow from or outright adapt "World's Finest." Do it with mo-cap and get Tim Daley for the voice of Superman and Kevin Conroy as The Batman. And base the character designs on the work of Alex Ross. It would be like printing money. Sadly, instead, a shitty movie with barely legal lookin actors will be made, sans any real story or conflict. Doc

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm

    by #1 Zero

    Sorry, said joe hamm, meant jon hamm as batman.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I forgot...

    by Doctor Cosmic

    ...get Mark Hamill as The Joker, Clancy Brown as Luthor, and Dana Delaney as Lois Lane. Doc

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Bale - Routh - Ledger - Spacey - Kevin Smith

    by Malicoire

    Lex cons the Joker into creating a massive diversion for him in Metroplis with the help of his clown army and a promise that it would draw Bats into unfamiliar territory where he could be nabbed with Lex's help. Lex having some grander scheme to gain some sort of power/technology/typical Lex motivation, wants to keep Superman occupied with the Joker's minions. In the mean time, Bats figures Superman's secret identity while Bats doesn't even try to disguise his (xray vision and all) and has in his possession a hunk of kryptonite which he uses to keep Supes at bay. In some sort of power struggle, Bats tries to use Lois and the SuperBastardBoy as leverage to get Supes to do things his way. Kent charges at him, Bruce hits him with a diluted Krypto-dart, knocking him down to human levels, and they duke it out for a bit, with Bats continuing the barrage of poisoned darts, until something happens to make them put aside their differences and get back on the same page. Kevin Smith directs, infusing a bit of humor \ comic book geekboy perspective. Joker and Lex are about to get caught, Lex turns it all on the Joker, back to Arkham with him, Lex gets off scott free.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    phool2056

    by lynxpro

    I too like the idea of David Boreanaz for Superman if Tom Welling is unwilling to do the job. Michael Rosenbaum is still the best version of Lex so far and he should get dibs on the role for the silver screen.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    BATMAN VS SUPERMAN IS REAL

    by Derek Wildstarr

    Im not joking, i have an insider who told me this is an actual movie property that is greenlit. Thats all i know though.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    No, no, no, FUCK NO TO THIS!!!

    by Ferf Muckmeyer

    The current Batman and Superman franchises are like oil and water in terms of style, wit and story. Putting them together is like making a peanut butter and steak sandwich. Nolan's Batman is a masterpiece, dark and stylish. Singer's Superman is rooted in the tradition of Donner's franchise, just great comic styling. So why fuck both up?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Sups/Bats

    by benny_mutant

    Clocked it instantly. Interesting but it wouldn't work with the current actors and direction for another ten fifteen years. They'd need to team up

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Superman/Green Lantern movie

    by irrelevntelefant

    it's a fan film on youtube, losing lois lane....

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Don't Do It

    by EvilGeek1

    They should leave it alone. I think it's good that they've breathed new life into Batman and Superman. I love AVP but it belongs in the comic book world. The same should be said for Batman vs Superman.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Superman saves day as Batman arrives in Batmobile.

    by Flim Springfield

    That'd be my movie.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN not Vs

    by messi

    Like the comics. do you even read comics Quint. Are you aware there is a comic called Superman/Batman?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    azizhp Clark is the real guy. Supes is a persona

    by messi

    that's the post crisis reasoning that they worked with on Smallville. Clark is the real guy and Superman is a professional persona, he acts more heroic etc.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach what the fuck?

    by messi

    there is only 2 stories to tell of superman and that's it? that's what you believe, that nothing else can be done with the character. what are you a fucking idiot? All Star Superman is one of the best superman stories written and that only started in nov 05.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern director knows fuck all. Fuck You WB

    by messi

    "the best thing is that anyone can wear the ring" - Green Lantern Director. <p> Uhhh no dumb fuck. You are chosen by your ability to overcome fear. There goes DC's most potential franchise. Down the toilet because a guy has no idea about Green Lantern and because he is the showrunner of Brothers and Sisters. WHO THE FUCK HIRES THE GUY WHO RUNS BROTHERS AND SISTER TO DIRECT A FUCKING HAL JORDAN MOVIE! Not only that but they don't hire Geoff Johns. The only guy on the planet who knows how to make Hal Jordan interesting. Even if he was offering to write it. Dumb Fucks.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Phool2056 I agree...

    by DoctorWho?

    I could be wrong, but along side Bale I think Routh would look like a pussy. Maybe its the material more than the acting chops, but Bale had much more of a presence than Rouths forlorn, sad puppydog performance in SR. Supes would be taking orders from Bats no doubt.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    YackBacker Spot on my friend

    by EjkoUSC

    This is is s stupid subject that is only going to invite stupid opinions from people whom we should thank god everyday are not responsible for making movies. Can you imagine how shitty cinema would be if the aint it cool guys were actually making the movies? Harry Knowles has enough weight (literally and figuritively) to get at least a small movie made if he wanted. Thank god he isn't trying. AINT IT COOL FILMS PRESENTS "10,000 Mandalorians with Lightsabres VS. Alien, Predator, Superman, Kryptonite Powered Batman and Darth Maul's Clone" Hey while we're at it lets suggest Darren Arrenofsky to direct EVERYTHING! Cause he's so dark and weird! Perfect for Superman/Batman! tee hee. The dude hasn't made one accesible movie.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Just make Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns

    by oh_riginal

    Why not just adapt this into a movie? It has Batman taking on Superman, after all, and it even has a convincing set-up to WHY these two would ever fight each other!!!!!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson for AVP3!!!

    by oh_riginal

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Still waiting on Busey vs Nolte!

    by oh_riginal

    The VS movie to end all VS movies!!!

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST

    kind of fun to speculate...

    by Marklar

    ...I'd like Nolan and Bale, not so much Routh. I don't have anything against him, I'm just not sure that he and Bale would work together. Who would be a good Superman in a Nolan universe?

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Caviezel cast as Superman

    by Supermans

    Who better than Christ himself to play Supes.. Routh can kiss my ass.. Oh wait, if he's gay, I wouldn't his lips getting near my ass... Superman returns was the worst film in the last ten years I had to sit thru... and I am a huge Superman fan... Singer and company should be tortured by having to watch their film over and over again while tied up to a chair.. ;)

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I know

    by JohnSpartan

    somebody else here besides me reads superherohype, but I didn't see another link to this anywhere in the talkbacks. Maybe I missed it. But apparently the guys over there got the reason for those posters straight from the horses mouth, so to speak. Check it: http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6630

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    also old news...

    by memflix

    I went out of town and wound up catching Legend again. The video store had a poster with Green Lantern's ring in the center. I am probably the last person to notice this, but I thought it suited the topic.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    At what point in the movie does this pic take place?

    by The Dum Guy

    I'll keep my eye out for it...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Kirk Douglas as BATMAN & Burt Lancaster as SUPERMAN

    by shogunshin

    how great would that had been if they made this film in 1955.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    forgot- DAVID FINCHER director BRUCE TIMM writer

    by shogunshin

    im changing my mind. i want FINCHER on board. damn, the movie would have been an action extravagnza with ANDREW LAU, but FINCHER has never done a straight up action flick. i would like to see if he could pull it off. if not, ANDEW LAU director, with Koichi Sakamoto doing the action choreograhy.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    i bet after Jla all will want Miller for Super/Bats

    by pipergates

    Keep Bale, keep Routh, but banish Singer, Spacey, Peter Jackson, Raimi, or Burton...Nolan could certainly do it. Fincher too. Tarantino too. Maybe Frank Miller, remains to be Spirit-ually seen. Maybe the french Hulk II guy...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    or let Bird do it, Brad Bird

    by pipergates

    and let Pixar do the effects.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    JLA makes...

    by greenstyle92

    A Batman/Superman team up obsolete. Batman/Superman would have to hit before JLA to be any kind of special.<br> <br> unless, ofcourse, they used Bale and Routh for the Batman/Superman flick. In which case, they could tout it as "The REAL Batman and the REAL Superman meeting for the first time!"

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    If this is Viral...

    by greenstyle92

    It's tongue in Cheek. It's like "Oh yeah? think a Batman/Superman film would be cool? then how about the whole fucking Justice League!"

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    No Brad Bird Please!

    by greenstyle92

    Incredibles and Ratatouille reveals the truth about him: He's an Ayn Rand/Atlas Shrugged Freak. One of those guys who think that only a certain select elite are only worthwhile and truly contribute to the world, and the rest of humanity is best to get out of the way and NEVER try to censor or place limitations or anything on them. Think about it: Superheroes are perfect and how DARE any of us ants worry about things like fair play or collateral damage? Or Remy the rat wants Linguini to take credit for his work, but this eventually becomes unacceptable to him. "Anyone can cook" indeed. The movie repeatedly knocks home that Linguini cannot now nor can he ever cook and his only way to contribute to the kitchen is to enable Remy. Hrrmph. Bird aint that great.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Judd Apatow must direct this fucker

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Starring Seth Rogan as Batman and Romany Malco as Superman. Throw in some dick jokes, a few bong hits, and hot chick who doesn't get naked and you've got another Apatow winner, my friends.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    DANA DELANEY as Lois Lane!

    by Osmosis Jones

    Seriously, if they ever do a "middle-aged" Bats/Supes movie, it would be wonderful to see Dana reprise her already-definitive performance from the Supes animated series. I would KILL to see her in that anime miniskirt...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Osmosis...

    by greenstyle92

    Look, I love the Timm-Animated series too. Best adaptation of DC we'll probably ever get. (So good that many have seriously wondered this it's actually BETTER than the material it's adapting from, which is a true rarity.)<br> <br> But honestly. This "Use the actor who played the role in animation to play the role in live action" is not NEARLY as good an idea as many think it is. Mark Hamill OWNS the Joker in animation but would SUCK if he had to play the Joker in live action. Kevin Conroy will NEVER be able to play a live action Batman. Let's just let it go.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    There's not any reason this movie can't happen

    by Eaglet1138

    I wouldn't mind seeing Brandon Routh in it, either. Just make this be the third 'Batman' movie. Keep Nolan and Bale, find another good Batman villain, and find a reason for the Bat and Supes to be at odds about something. I can just imagine the trailer...

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    what to do about supes, jr. and kate bosworth?

    by captain_kirk

    She just looks too young. As for the kid, I love him, but how does he fit into other movies without being a major plot point?

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Would love to see it.

    by hallmitchell

    And if done well would be box office gold. Like Darren as director. Even though I hated the Fountain. Kevin Smith to script. Ron Moss as Superman. Christian Bale as Batman - if it's not broke don't fix it.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST

    captain_kirk

    by ironic_name

    Khaaaan! ENGERGIZE!!!!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST

    greenstyle92: Brad Bird?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    No more coffee for you!

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Brad Bird Rocks

    by kevinwillis.net

    Incredibles is the best superhero movie of all time. That is all.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I like afronofsky....

    by RockLobster800

    in general, but I think I would have hated his attempt at Year One: way, way, WAAAY too much of departure from source material. I mean, I dont mind that to an extent(I for one always loved what they are doing with Ledgers Joker) but from Ive heard Year One would have been barely recognisible as Batman....but,luckily we got Nolan instead....Im not so much for a Bat/supes flick, but I reckon we need a Hulk styled rehaul of Singers film-I didnt think it was TERRIBLE but he didnt leave me dieing for a sequel featuring super kid and campy Spacey hacking off hackman. Revamp the whole deal (keep the score if you must) and for the love of God get Brainiac as the bad guy-Doug Jones and Malkovich are waiting fellas!

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    It's called penis-teasing

    by Ed Wood

    Honestly, something like a team-up of Batman/Superman caliber should be held off until they manage to wreck both franchises once again (unless you're like me, and believe that Singer already wrecked Supes, the same way Ang Lee wrecked Hulk) and use the gimmick as a way to pull people back into the theater to see these characters again. But...if the planets were aligned and Brad Bird agreed to do something like this, then I'd be in full support. I think he's the only guy capable of handling something of this magnitude without trying to thrust avant garde cock into it.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    haha

    by henrydalton

    Sorry, the above post just made me laugh and I didn't even read its contents. Just seeing 'It's called Penis Teasing by Ed Wood'... I can totally see him pitching that.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I guess someone's got to post something

    by Funketeer

    Since no one else seems to care about the site this week.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    JUST DO IT

    by aboriginal

    They're both relatively cheap to come by actors and the movie will do well regardless, so do it already. It can be a team up then they can do two separate movies and then team up to tie up the modified trilogy. So, a Pt1, Pt2A and Pt2B (come out within weeks of each other), and then a PT3. That way the studio gets its franchise moola and the fans get enough meat to savor for the next six years or so.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Batman vs. Superman Script

    by dickdeckard

    Batman: It's something I've got to do. Gotham is not beyond saving, and no one can stop me. Superman: You know I can't let you do that! Batman: You can't stop me!! Superman: Ah-choo!! Oh, excuse me. Deery me. What were you saying? Silence from Batman's remains splattered against the wall. FIN

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    dickdeckard

    by messi

    you fail.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern directed by Gay showrunner of bros and sis'

    by messi

    there goes DC's best franchise down the toilet.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    messi

    by dickdeckard

    I work for Warner Brothers.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Unfortunately...

    by Han Ol' Buddy

    It's not even the right Batman logo. The "Dark Knight" one is all straight, with no curves. Kinda like Kate Bosworth. Bing!

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    dickdeckard

    by messi

    well shows the people they hire. they know fuck all about their properties. you probably don't ever know there is a superman/batman ongoing series. you fail because if you were worth anything you'd get Geoff Johns on Green Lantern since everyone knows not only is the guy the only guy who can write Hal Jordan and not only is he the greatest Green Lantern writer ever but he's the best superhero writer on the planet.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Teen Titans

    by jjwspider

    Not sure if anyone else noticed this, but in the video shop there is a big "Teen Titans" poster behind the main counter. Seeing as how this was allegedly in the works already, I could see this happening before a Superman/Batman movie. Also, any movie pairing the two should follow a World's Finest story while ensuring Routh is never allowed near the role of Superman again. Granted, he can't be blamed for the general suckitude of Superman Returns, I just want a Superman cast that actually looks like Superman for a change.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Routh & Bale

    by JediDotFunk

    Despite the redo script, a stick with a wig for Lois, and the tighty whitey suit....Routh Channeled Reeve, so He and Bale together would be perfect. They should both bulk up, and with the right script, director/producer and Supe Costume, it would be the comic movie we all dreamed of. ONE super Villian, a HOT Lois with BLACK hair and big titties and round ass.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    JediDotFunk

    by messi

    why would Routh and Bale be perfect together if Routh was channeling Reeve who played a Silver Age Supes against Bale's post Year One Batman. If anything Tom Welling fits better next to Supes.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Best World's Finest- Superman/Batman Pic Ever.

    by messi

    http://tinyurl.com/ys8cu2

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    this site continues it's implosion.

    by JacksonsPole

    first of all, this has been all over the net for months. second of all, they don't even know why this was put in the movie. akiva goldsman. he produced 'i am legend'. and, was attached to produced 'batman vs. superman'. he created all the posters for 'i am legend'. and, thought it would be cool. third, aside from having almost ZERO new news this site has devolved into a ludicrous snark fest. when they're not acting like children about some filmmaker they hate, they're putting out items like this that have been around for weeks. i used to love to visit this site, but it's becoming a place i hate. i mean, harry sat there and hyped 'fantastic four 2' with a straight face. it's like a cancer that's spreading all over the web. no substance. no respect.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Wake me up for Batman vs. Harvey Birdman

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Attorney at Law.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    What's up with this site today...

    by Kid Z

    ... Did Harry have a New Years party and get the entire fucking staff drunk, sick and hungover on high-fat eggnog spiked with grain alcohol and barrels full of homemade Chex Party Mix? Right now they're all gathered around the only toilet in Harry's flat doing a "circle hurl."

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    SuperBat: A Judd Apatow film

    by Jordo

    Jonah Hill as Batman, Michael Cera as Superman, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Mxyplyzyk. GENIUS.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Just do The Dark Knight Returns

    by Mezzanine

    Seriously a modified version of that classic would be cinema gold. And if you don't want to wait twenty years for Bale to do it, I think that Mickey Rourke could be a great older batman.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Fuck it all

    by Magma Suit

    'Nuff said

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    and, ps.

    by JacksonsPole

    superman would win. i love the batman character a bit more than the superman character, but c'mon. superman can turn back time by flying around the world faster than the speed of light. and, why would they fight to begin with? any situation they created to pit them in battle would be ludicrous. and finally, i still don't understand why lex luthor is superman's greatest enemy. the man can look through walls, and smash buildings with his breath. what can luthor do besides be a dick? i do understand him as the enemy in the smallville series. but, once superman becomes SUPERMAN it seems dumb that he doesn't just smash him.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Welll...

    by ubervarg

    I think Bale IS Batman! As for supes, why not give it to someone that actually looks & acts like Supes...Tom Welling. I don't think he was ready when Smallville began, but now...oh yeah.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Finally an original idea

    by VoxMillennium

    This is just as much a brilliant idea as AvP was and the movie will be just as much a masterpiece.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    TOM CRUISE AS BATMAN AND JOHN TRAVOLTA AS SUPES

    by dr.bulber

    brokebat supe stains.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Aronovsky Would Have Ruined Batman

    by LaserPants

    He's too up his own a$$ with his delusion of profundity. Pretentious doesn't even begin to describe him. Arrogant? Childish? Ridiculous? But, in all fairness, i did enjoy Pi and Requiem. The Fountain, on the other hand, was ridiculous. Some neat visual stuff, sure, but so navel-gazingly over-the-top sappy, new agey, emo, corny, as to be, more often than not, hilariously, cringe-inducingly awful. No wonder Pitt and Blanchett walked off it.<br><br> Oh, and definitely Shatner as Batman whoever suggested that.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    How it should have ended

    by Lashlarue

    Superman rips Batman's head off. <p> Superman: You see I have superpowers. That's why I could kill you... so easily.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Supes Would RAPE Bats

    by That 70s Venom

    Batman: "I will use my superior intellect and elite detective skills to defeat you." Superman: "Okay... you fucking nerd." ***Superman grabs Batman by his balls and rips them off with lightning speed and then shoves them down Batman's throat and then rips Batman's legs off with his teeth and eats them and then takes a shit in Batman's mouth and forces him to chew it up and swallow it and then he uses Batman's intestines to floss his teeth and then rips Batman's head off with his pinky and jerks off down Batman's severed throat and forces him to drink his Supersperm***

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    John Sayles as director

    by palinode

    with Chris Cooper as Superman and David Strathairn as Batman, fighting each other over land use rights in Northern California until they team up to take down developer Lex Luthor (CGI'd M. Emmet Walsh). With Mary Steenburgen as Lois Lane. Or possibly a tree stump. Fuck yeah.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Worst. Article. Ever.

    by Tourist

    No shit. "Hey, We have nothing to report and we are too lazy to editorialize, so were gonna slap up a blank talk back and let you discuss shit you have already dicussed, only with a screegrab from some pirated flick to add...incentive...or something." I've also noticed that there has been no updates. Why not a TB/article titled "FUCK YOU. WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS."

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see a Beowulf or Incredibles style film

    by kirttrik

    I think that would be perfect. Especially with the established live action franchises. And I hope the new Justice League film actually goes in that direction.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Queefer Bukkake

    by messi

    he hasn't played superman yet dumb fuck. he is a perfect post crisis clark kent. the closest he has come to superman was the season 7 premiere, and in that episode, especially the first few minutes he showed he was WAY more Superman than Routh.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    The obvious choice is The Dark Knight Returns

    by JoeSixPack

    With Keaton as Batman, Peter Jackson directing

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Who the F should play Superman?

    by samurai sark

    1) Brandon Routh - 6'3" , 28yrs <br><br> Great look, handsome. Some comedic timing, not enough screentime as Kent to tell for sure. Lacked authority in the role, seemed moody. Didn't smile like Reeves, not as friendly and approachable (George Reeves seemed a genuine fella.)<br><br><br> 2) Tom Welling - 6'3" , 30yrs <br><br>Established a fan base as Clark Kent on a slightly campy, but nonetheless popular tv show. Charming, witty, earnest. Demonstrated a wide range of emotion on tv, but little to no presence on film thus far. Never been seen in a costume, and yet is known as "Superman" to entire generation. Ladies choice.<br><br><br> Routh vs Welling <br><br> Nobody heard of Chris Reeves before Superman. Same with Routh. But where Reeves was able to define an iconic character around a great acion adventure, Routh ws forced to deal with a moody, mature themed would be masterpiece. If only there were more action, more wit, and more adventure in SR, Routh might have had the opportunity to shine. Sadly, we may never know if BJ has the right stuff, or if he was just some tall kid who got lucky.<br><br> Tom Welling and George Reeves both have the honor of building successful tv careers around lighthearted, campy, kid shows. A feat like that is an exercise of pure charm. While George never had the chance to make a big-budget hollywood feature, many true Superman fans would have loved to have seen it. Welling has done film, but nothing near the action, adventure genre. <br><br> As a fan of comics and film, I would love for Routh to be in a better film. I would also like to see Welling as the man in the suit. Welling or Routh. I don't want to see anyone else in the ring.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Zom-Bot should write!

    by samurai sark

    Your pitch was right on. Just imagining the scenes was so much better than watching superman stop an out-of-control spinning airliner by pulling on the wing really hard. Thats just dumb writing. Supes in the Batsuit is !

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Routh and Welling.

    by Tourist

    Are both fucking crap. Not bad. Not mediocre. Fucking turd water. I wouldn't piss in their mouths and call them toilet. They can't act, at all. They are both fucking Abercrombie models who lucked into sucking the dick of some Hollywood queens, and can play an emotionless cardboard cutout character. Barely. They would be better off casting a wet dog in the role. It would be more interesting to look at. Superman is a fucking lame project. Let it die. You right to lifers need to understand that its the machine keeping the franchise alive, not gods will. KILL IT. The producers of this unwilling, non consenting, long passed its used by date brand are like the mothers who strut out their 10 year old harlots and childrens beauty pageants. Its an ugly job, but someone needs to pull a Jon Benet on this endless parade of douce bags in blue underwear series and admit that only basement dwelling r tards and homosexuals have any interest in this dated, retarded concept. Die. On another note, I like Batman and Ninja Turtles.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Yikes Tourist

    by samurai sark

    Your post is like a psycopathic high school rant. If you don't care about this project, then why bother reading? Why bother posting? Is it that important to insult a bunch of DC film fans that you read, log in, and leave a post? Do yourself a favor download the kim kardashian sex tape and put the internet to good use.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    RE:Zom-Bot should write!

    by zom-bot.com

    thanks samurai. though i think my dream pitches are wasted in these talkbacks, so i'm glad you read that far back. let's hope some hack screenwriters troll these things and take a few of our ideas.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    samurai sark

    by messi

    Routh is 6"2' and naturally skinny. Welling is 6'3"(Supes' actual height) and fucking massive. The Dude is built like a small Car. He even has those same big Superman forearms and the thick wavy hair.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Will Superman's costume

    by Abominable Snowcone

    have nipples?

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    AKIVA IS LEGEND

    by Gigolo Joe

    Both Superman/Batman and Teen Titans are or were projects being developed by I Am Legend producer/corrupter Akiva Goldsman. For me, the idea of a future filled only with Akiva Goldsman movies really added to the film's post-apocalyptic feel.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight Returns

    by MrLion

    Miller's The Dark Knight Returns was always a good Batman/Superman story. You know I'm right.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Returns

    by samurai sark

    If WB can't wait til 2015 to put bats and sups together, then I would love love love to see a DKR screenplay by Miller, starring Michael Keaton, Dean Cain, Jack Nicholson, and Marg Helgenberger. Might as well put those old films to use as a backstory to something.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    ROBERT RODRIGUEZ for DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

    by wilsonfisk89

    You know it would be perfect, sin city style. Ed Harris as Bats, Ellen Page as Robin...

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but fuck the DC universe..

    by Lemming

    Batman and Superman work brilliantly on their own. Together it would just descend into pantomime. I prefer the movie logic of pretending they occupy separate universes.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    you just know

    by Staldo

    If a Batman/superman movie came out, it would just be a vehicle to sell toys. It would presumably feature Batman and superman using some alien object to combine into...SUPERBATMAN, the Dark Knight of Steel who is faster than a speeding bullet, which he hates because he despises guns. Failing that, it would have Batman and superman learning something from each other, so Batman's public relations would improve and he'd get a fruitier costume, and Superman would learn how to scowl a lot and invent gadgets.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Superman 2: Justice League

    by samurai sark

    While the Batman films wrap up Nolan's trilogy, why not let the Superman franchise slowly incorporate elements of the Justice League? Batman can be the big crossover event for Superman 3. Refresh the Supes franchise and establish the JL franchise in one fell swoop.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Welling v Routh

    by samurai sark

    Is there any way we can have a reality show competition where America decides who makes a better Superman based on physical and mental challenges? Just picture these two jimmys competing for the role by having footraces, high-jump, and arm wrestling. Hosted by Ned Beatty.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    do people still seriously believe ...

    by slappy jones

    ....that singers "vision" is going to continue?? do people still seriously think that we will see another superman returns? sorry dreamers...the film cost wasy to much and made way too little....if there was a slim slim slim chance it was going to happen that was stamped out by the writers strike but it was never going to happen. lets face it.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Why does Superman give no love to Gotham City?

    by Rupee88

    Obviously, there could be no Superman in Nolan's universe because he wouldn't allow shithole Gotham to exist without a quick, super cleanup. Otherwise, Supes is just a dick who just cares about Metropolis. The characters really don't mix well...they never did in the comics either.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Im terrified.

    by Tourist

    I actually WAS downloading the Kardashian tape as I typed my tirade. No word of a lie. Fucking spooky. In further news, I feel the need to spit vitriol in the face of all Superman fans because its exsistence illicits the same reaction in me as Neo Nazis do in Holocaust survivors. I've been there (Superman Returns/Smallville) and will be ever vigilant to warn of its return.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Tourist

    by samurai sark

    don't you WANT to see a decent Superman film? I do, thats why I stimulate conversation about it and hope for a decent exchange. True, it may never happen. But then again, who would have thought of a Ray Jay / Kardashian sex tape?! If those two can make a film, then I hold out hope for a decent Supes film. I mean that tape is just... <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(grunt)

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    if that don't restor your faith in film

    by samurai sark

    very little else will. (grunt)

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    "A Superman/Batman movie? Aw, hell, no!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

    "I want ID4 2!"

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    The Joker + Lex Luthor = One bad ass movie

    by drowningpigeon

    Can anybody say movie of the century, ok maybe not of the century but that would be sick. Two of the greatest villains of all time teamed up to destroy there enemies. I can see it now the sick and twisted joker and the clever Luthor combining and forming an alliance that would enslave the caped crusaders and end there reign of justice and engulf the city in terror. Oh man now i hope this happens.But if they dont then i want Batman to kick the living shit out of superman.

  • Jan. 3, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Gotham City IS mentioned in SR.

    by skywalkerfamily

    On one of the TV's a reporter mentions that Superman was seen in Gotham City.

  • Jan. 4, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Singerman Shall Peep No More....

    by Kal El Vis

    Where's the story about Singer being out, and BJ Routh too?? I'd KILL to hear the Singertologists whine and "protest" against what I said a long time ago was INEVITABLE.

  • Jan. 4, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Micheal Keaton vs. Christopher Reeve: already been done

    by azizhp

    It was called B vs S: Speechless and costarred Gina Davis as The Riddler haibane.info

  • Jan. 5, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    World's Finest

    by prizmintx

    with Routh and Bale directed by Nolan or David Fincher with the Heath ledger Joker and Kevin Spacey Lex Luthor written by Goyer/Nolan anything else would pretty much suck

  • Jan. 8, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    by Lord_Brixton

    Any pictures of that Green Lantern movie poster anywhere? by Abin Sur Dec 31st, 2007 11:02:16 AM I caught the Supes/Bats billboard at the theater, but I guess I blinked when the GL poster popped up. The Green Lantern pic is here > http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article3151905.ece

  • Jan. 8, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern Pic

    by Lord_Brixton

    Here >> http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article3151905.ece