ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Oh that Batfleck. Sure, everyone hated his casting as Batman. Sure, he's been the subject of more online mockery than Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom and Miley Cyrus combined. Heck, he's been Photoshopped into enough embarrassing photos at this point it's a wonder he's not on the cover of Vogue right now.

But does that stop him from saving the lives of innocents? No sirree:

I mean, sure. He's in character as Bruce Wayne.

And yes, for most of that video (likely everything after the first few shots) it's not actually him, but a stunt double.

But even so: Batfleck, Batman - the details aren't important.

We're calling hero.


Movie. Superhero movie.


Oh, right. We already knew that.

On a more practical note, though - that video does actually raise a serious issue when it comes to the plot of Batman vs Superman.

When another piece of surreptitious on-set footage was released a few days ago, it raised suspicions that a Bruce Wayne-owned company suffered as part of the attack on Metropolis in [Man of Steel](movie:15593). This video - which appears to show just that - would seem to confirm earlier suspicions: that Batman has a very specific, and seemingly reasonable, cause for conflict with Superman.

  On top of the Legion of Super Pets...
On top of the Legion of Super Pets...

After all, to a man whose company was just attacked, and who is presumably about to go to the funerals of employees who were killed, Superman is definitely going to seem like a villain.

So, it's great that Bruce Wayne is totally going to save that little girl - but you get the feeling that's only going to remind him that Superman failed to save so many others...

[Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) is set for release May 6, 2016. Unless Ben Affleck gets hit by falling debris in the meantime.


What do you guys think? Does watching Bruce Wayne save a little girl stir your soul?



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