What is known is that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters May 6, 2016. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will star as Superman and Batman, respectively. However, the plot of the film is being kept under wraps. On the basis of the title alone, we can assume that Batman and Superman square off against each other. And the other thing we definitely know for sure is that the makers are stirring in all the ingredients they can to make a lot of money. The unfortunate thing is that’s all they care about. It matters not the quality of the movie. Don’t get me wrong—they are entitled to do what they want and, no doubt, everyone will lap it up. But don’t you feel that, with studios’ projections, it’s almost as if they are obligating you to see their movie? Superman and Batman could be standing in the front of the camera for two hours doing nothing and yet the paying public is made to feel like they really have to see this movie. Leave your 12 bucks at the door. The movie may or may not be any good.
Filmmakers are pulling out all the stops. Dawn of Justice will see the introduction of Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Aquaman to the universe established in Man of Steel. Casting has yet to be announced for rumored characters such as Green Lantern and The Flash, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them show up. While this may seem like a lot in one film, it’s likely that most of the focus will be placed on Superman’s conflict with The Dark Knight and problems that Lex Luthor and other bad guys may cause.
Whatever the case, you will be given plenty of notice, whipped into a frenzy with Batman granola bars and Wonder Woman training bras and be expected to show up when the film is done with post production. Whether the film will be any good is completely arbitrary. It will make a billion dollars at the box office and that is all that matters to the studio and (almost) everyone else.
To comic book purists, my sympathies are with you.