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10 Reasons Superman Would Definitely Beat Up Batman

10 May


It’s the age-old question in comic fandom: who would win in a fight? In fact, it’s such a popular question that it’s now become a clich for two superheroes to meet in a story, duke it out, and then later realize they’re on the same side and team-up against a common threat. An untold number of comic book stories have been based on this concept, including but certainly not limited to Avengers vs. X-Men, Alien vs. Predator, RoboCop vs. Terminator, Civil War, JLA/Avengers, even Marvel vs. DC. One of the most-famous match-ups is DC’s pre-eminent superheroes, Superman and Batman.

They’ve faced each other a few times in the comics and now it’s coming to the big screen in the form of Warner Brothers’ 2015 film, Batman vs. Superman. Recently, my WhatCulture colleague Sam Thorne wrote an article discussing ten reasons why the Dark Knight would win in a confrontation with the Man of Steel, and you’re encouraged to check it out here. So I decided to take a look at it from the other end of the spectrum and come up with scenarios where Superman would win.

Of course it should be noted that both heroes have their fair share of advantages. Superman is an alien with a vast array of superhuman abilities. Batman, while he lacks the power for a direct physical confrontation, is a master of stealth and subterfuge-his secret weapon isn’t his gadgets or his vehicles, but his mind. So let’s see how a fight like this would break out.

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Ben Affleck on Batfleck Backlash: ‘I Handle Sh*t’

2 Mar

No one was surprised when the Internet erupted with an onslaught of hate when news that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the new Man of Steel sequel. Well, no one except the actor himself.

The two-time Oscar winner sat down for an interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday night and spoke candidly about his reaction to the fallout from the casting announcement, saying that despite being a “big boy,” he still wasn’t prepared for just how harsh the Internet could be.

“[Warner Bros.] said, ‘Just don’t use the Internet for a couple days,’ and I said, ‘I handle sh*t. I’m very tough,'” he said. “So I saw the announcement, I look on this thing, I look down at the first comment – it’s like, ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman,’ – the first one just goes ‘Nooooooo!’

“So we’re going to be luddites for a while, kids,” Affleck added, chuckling.

But fans of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight can breathe a sigh of relief as Affleck confirmed that his take on the Caped Crusader will be nothing like Christian Bale‘s.

“Obviously, you can’t do what Chris and Christian did,” he said. “Those movies are amazing, and he wanted to do something different and still in keeping with that. And so I thought, this is a brilliant way to do this, and I really want to hook into this.”

Don’t worry, Ben, at least you’ve got Joss Whedon and Matt Damon‘s support on this.

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Superman Vs Batman Movie: One Way To Make Batman Interesting

8 Sep


Superman vs Batman is two years away, and there is a massive split in the audience. On one side you have the people who are already counting down the days until the film comes out, and on the other you have the people who completely hated Man Of Steel and are not interested in Superman vs Batman as long as Zack Snyder is involved. Personally, I can’t wait for this film. I really enjoyed Man Of Steel and I was so excited when they confirmed Superman vs Batman, but there is one element which could either make or break the movie. The re-introduction of Batman.

There are a couple of ways the go about this. One road which they could take is casting Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Caped Crusader and continue the story from The Dark Knight Trilogy. This is probably the most unlikely option that they will choose because Christopher Nolan worked very hard when writing The Dark Knight films to make them as realistic as possible, and adding a Kryptonian in the mix sort of puts all that hard work to waste. Christopher Nolan is involved with the Man Of Steel sequel, so he will probably be standing in between Zack Snyder and the phone, if Zack decides to call Joseph Gordon-Levitt. On the other hand though, if Christopher Nolan is involved he will probably be able insert Batman into the story very well. Hopefully they won’t choose this option because I feel like The Dark Knight Trilogy story should remain untouched.

Of course what they could is get a new young actor and reboot the whole story once again. If they choose this option, I expect them to not show Batman’s origin story in this film and trust that the audience has learned that Bruce Wayne is a billionaire and when he is young he saw his parents murdered before his eyes blah blah blah, to be honest we really don’t need another Batman origin story. This option is more possible and it will probably be better received by fans rather than continuing Nolan’s story. If they do choose to show his origin story, then they would have to do it with much less screen time than they would if they made a solo Batman movie and the end product would probably be a rushed origin. If you gave the story lot’s of screen time, then you would have a Superman sequel with more Batman than Superman. That doesn’t sound like a good idea.

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