With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just a few short days away, I gotta talk about one theory that has me scratching my head. While I have over the years enjoyed both Batman and Superman, I am equally excited to see them clash on the big screen for the first time ever. But there is talk that it may outrank this summer's Marvel blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. What are the common plot points? Well, let's take a look at the synopsis for both Batman v Superman and Captain America Civil War.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Following his titanic struggle with General Zod, Superman (Henry Cavill) has become the most controversial figure in the world and Metropolis has been razed down to the ground. While many people see him as a beacon of hope, other people begin to show concern on what kind of hero it truly needs and see him as a threat to humanity, as they seek justice for the chaos brought to Earth. On the other hand, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) sees Superman as a threat to society. He fears for the future of mankind and the reckless power is left ungoverned. So he dons his Batman vigilantism in an attempt to right Superman's wrongdoings. However, another threat emerges in the form of a common enemy: a man named Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) who endangers all humanity and could bring total panic and destruction.
Captain America: Civil War
One year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, which prompts governmental powers to form a system of accountability and governing body. When Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) tries to protect his lifelong friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) from this law, he is brought into conflict with his fellow Avenger Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) This results in both of them leading two opposing sections of Avengers--One who operates without regulation, led by Cap and the other operating within the oversight of the government led by Stark--all while the world is being threatened by a deadly new foe.
So what we already know is that both superhero movies will bring two of both DC and Marvel's greatest characters against each other. Another thing we know is that the government will be involved in some ways.
In Batman v. Superman's case, the government will ask for Superman to answer to the chaos caused by his showdown with General Zod in 2013's Man of Steel. This will also result in him squaring off against Batman. At some point in the movie, like in the comics and cartoons, both Batman and Superman will put their differences aside and join forces along with Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) in their fight against Lex Luthor and his supposed Doomsday creation. This is as many people are led to believe as a build up to the Justice League movie.
In the case for Captain America Civil War, the government tells Cap and his team of New Avengers, that he, according to Secretary Ross, has operated without governmental support and that most people see him as a vigilante. Due to the events of The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is clear that the government has become involved in all this. And the Avengers are to be split into two factions. Cap's team will operate without governmental oversight while Iron Man's team will operate with the support of the government.
Another thing that both films have in common is that there is to be a bigger threat than what will be shown. In this case, the villains. Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of Lex Luthor will be the head of LexCorp and will drive Superman to square off against Batman aside from his predecessors Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey whose portrayals of the famous villain were headed toward real-estate. Daniel Bruhl is to be Baron Helmut Zemo in Civil War. But not much has been revealed yet aside from the fact that he will be the main villain of the movie.
So what are your thoughts about both Batman v Superman and Captain America Civil War? Leave your thoughts down below.