More Batman, More Batman, More Batman.......ENOUGH!!!! Sorry didn't mean to shout but lately there has been so much speculation and rumors on Warner Bros wanting to center their DC Extended Universe around Batman it's becoming a bit irritating. What is even more irritating is that so many fans are buying into all of these rumors when clearly the DC Extended Universe is centered around Superman. Let's touch on the centered around Batman rumors before setting the record straight that Superman is truly the center of attention.
No please stop clapping! You are too kind! Wait...the standing ovation is for Batman? Apparently so! And yes this was the first rumor that swept the internets. Rumor goes that some Warner Bros insiders screened the upcoming [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) movie and was so moved by the movie that they gave it a standing ovation....shocker. But the most interesting part of this particular rumor was that after the standing ovation Warner Bros wanted to lock down Ben Affleck who is playing Batman for 3 solo movies. In addition to that they wanted to center the DC Extended Universe around Ben Affleck's character who Warner Bros is calling the definitive Batman. Hold your noses because this next rumor stinks.
Scoop master Umberto Gonzales recently scooped on Heroic Hollywood that he is hearing similar rumors of Warner Bros wanting more Batman.
The latest hot rumor I am hearing is that Warners is requesting more Batman be put into the movie and less Superman. Supposedly, Ben Affleck's Batman is so good that he is blowing Henry Cavill's Superman right off the screen.
Now I love me some Umberto scoops but can I get something a little more credible?
You can't get more credible than straight from the director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder's mouth. However, I really think that fans are reading to much into these comments from Zack.
It’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do—and you just had a whole Superman movie. But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on.
Now a lot of readers and fans are taking these comments from Zack as if he is confirming the rumors that were being reported. But what most fail to realize is that Zack is talking about a movie he already completed. The plan all alone was to give more Batman as the movie going audience is not familiar with the version of Batman. So, no...the DC Extended Universe is not going to be centered around Batman but instead Superman.
Yes Superman! People fail to realize that the reason the DC Extended Universe even exist is because of Superman and the Man of Steel movie. If not for the events in Man of Steel there would be no Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I mean think about it; what would Batman's motivation be in the follow up to Man of Steel if Superman and Zod never fought?
Bruce Wayne Witnesses "Zod v Superman"
Not to mention that Batman v Superman is largely about how Batman and the rest of the world have mixed feeling about Superman. Some hate him and others view him as a god.
And let's not forget that Amanda Waller herself blamed Superman for the villains that she has been capturing coming out into the open for the world to see. "Maybe Superman was some kind of beacon for them to creep back out of the shadows". Amanda Waller.
Heck I would imagine that even the heroes in the DC Extended Universe came out from the shadows because of Superman. So, as you can see the DC Extended Universe so far is obviously centered around Superman. So before the next rumor about the Batman take over remember you read it heard it hear first that the DC Extended Universe would not even exist if it was not for Superman. But what are your thoughts? Do you agree that Superman is the center of the DC Extended Universe? Or is it Batman? Please share your thoughts below.