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The WB Takes It One Step Too Far, Sets Batman and Superman Buddy Movie As Follow Up to Man of Steel

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 20, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 20, 2013 |

Warner Brothers is set to follow-up Man of Steel with a Batman and Superman movie in 2015, which will see the universe’s most powerful man and a guy with a cape and a lot of gadgets, team up to take down a villain, or more likely, a host of them, in a movie I’m sure will feature 17 origins stories, a monkey sidekick, and a six-hour runtime. Zack Snyder, naturally, will co-write the script with his Man of Steel co-writer, David S. Goyer, and direct because that could never wrong. They have ambitions of continent-sized collateral damage, as well as three 45 minute climactic finales. Joe Pesci may or may not be brought in as the obnoxious third-wheel slash comic relief.

Christopher Nolan will executive produce (which is to say, collect a paycheck for allowing his name to be included in the credits), and Henry Cavill will return, though Christian Bale will not reprise his Dark Knight role (chances are, that role will fall to Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are all returning, as well. Who knows! Maybe Topher Grace will reprise is Venom character from Spider-Man III to make the logjam clusterfuck complete (somewhere, Sam Raimi is shaking his head).

But wait! That’s not all. If the combination of Batman and Superman is not too much of a good thing already, WB plans a Flash movie in 2016, followed by a Justice League movie in 2017, which will hopefully include the Wonder Twins and, f*ck it, bring on Apache Chief, too. Just don’t include the Green Lantern because poor Ryan Reynolds is box-office poison these days.

Man, I am super-hero’d out.

(Source: The Playlist)

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