Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has 90 days to go before it’s released and it marks the first DC Comics super hero movie since Man of Steel. Now Warner Bros. is attempting to get caught up with Marvel Studios by moving forward with the DC Cinematic Universe that will eventually lead up to the Justice League movies.
— Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) December 24, 2015
The format of a darker, grittier tone to these films seems to be what differs from the Marvel movies, so it makes for an interesting take on why it seems Bruce Wayne has a bone to pick with the Kryptonian, considering it looked like the Wayne Enterprises building was taken out in the battle against General Zod in Man of Steel. The question remains to the community that likely may see Superman as a problem, while others may give him a god-like status.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will introduce new characters like Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot, in addition to minor appearances by Cyborg and the Flash. Cyborg is played by Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller will be Barry Allen, according to Cinema Blend.
It’s speculated that the movie may end with the DC “Trinity” of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman finishing off Doomsday, and, with that said, it may look like the heroes that were once at odds with one another may make amends by the end of the film.
Now comes the Batman v. Superman scoops. We’re getting into spoiler territory because, according to Umberto Gonzalez at Heroic Hollywood, it was reported that the Batman v. Superman end credits scene is said to have a montage — Zack Snyder style — like that of the opening credits scene in The Watchmen.
It played to the song of Bob Dylan’s “The times they are a-changin'” which gave a historical montage of the pre-Watchmen days when in the 1940s they were referred to as the “The Minutemen.” Though one has no idea how this will be presented as the end-credits sequence to the DC movie, but upon watching the montage of Watchmen, fans could figure “times are a changin'” when it comes to the evolution of the DC Cinematic Universe.
For the ending of Dawn of Justice movie, it would be a pretty interesting nod to The Watchmen with such a similar format, and thus tying it all into the Justice League movies. This means that Warner Bros. can’t be compared to Marvel Studios’ methods of teasing future movies during the post-credits.
Now comes the matter of Robin, Boy Wonder. How does he play into all of this? As seen in the trailer, there’s a tease in the Dawn of Justice trailer regarding Robin, and it looks like it’s been settled or rumored who Robin is in the world of Zack Snyder.
According to Latino-Review, there is a story behind Snyder’s reasoning as the director finds his film to be inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns where the Robin in the comic version was Carrie Kelley, rumored to be played by Hunger Games actress Jena Malone in the Snyder film, but according to IMDB, is actually rumored to be Barbara Gordon (The Oracle) in Dawn of Justice.
In Batman v. Superman, this is an older Bruce Wayne, and there is a scene of a vandalized Robin suit. One may wonder who killed Robin if Carrie Kelley has been cancelled out by process of elimination?
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Now, we’re getting into more rumor/spoiler territory here, according to Latino-Review, their source indicated that Dick Grayson will tie into the movie as Robin’s replacement. In comic book lore he was the first Robin, and later became the hero/Teen Titan, Nightwing.
“Jason Todd is indeed the dead Robin in ‘Batman v Superman,’ and he is also the second Robin that Batman has worked with. What’s more is that Dick Grayson, the first Robin, will get a shoutout in the movie!”
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.
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