I have officially lost all hope of Batman vs. Superman being good.
On top of reports that both Wonder Woman and The Flash are expected to appear in the flick, IGN is reporting that Warner Bros. is close to casting an actor to play Nightwing in the movie as well.
Yep, it appears that Zack Snyder is trying to rush into a Justice League movie by jamming every popular DC superhero into Batman vs. Superman, as a clear counterattack against Marvel’s billion dollar Avengers.
But it’s way too soon for that. Snyder was already stretching it by introducing a brand-new Bruce Wayne and forcing him to share the stage with Clark Kent and his pals. Now we’re talking about trying to use one movie to establish not only a new Batman universe, but an entire DC roster of characters, which will presumably be split off into their own movie franchises later on. Horrible, ass backwards move. We need to meet all of them first, get to know them and care about them, then freak out when we see them all together in a movie.
With all these characters crammed in, I fear Batman vs. Superman will suffer from the same missteps that made Man of Steel so bad; a whole lot of bing bang boom with no substantial storyline and a complete lack of character development. I didn’t care about any of the characters in Man of Steel because I didn’t get enough time to get to know them. Despite the filmmakers calling it an “origin story”, Man of Steel deviated from every other Superman origin that I know. To me, Superman is a story about Clark Kent, his relationship with his parents and Louis, and how he learned to accept his powers and his destiny, which ultimately led him to become Superman. In Man of Steel, Clark found the cave, threw on the cape, and started beating the shit out of everyone.
There was just too much going on in Man of Steel to keep up with the characters, and with all these famous faces crammed into Batman vs. Superman, there will be no room to focus on and develop them all as characters.
I’m afraid we’re in for another flashy action flick with no substance from the “renowned” Zack Snyder.