Has The Plot To BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Been Leaked?

BatmanVsSupermanLogoIf you thought the Internet would stop talking about Batman vs. Superman after it got pushed back 10 months, think again.

Details of the potential plot for have hit the Internet. However, whenever stuff like this hits the Internet, you should take it with a grain of salt. Since this particular rumor comes from Latino Review, that grain of salt should be the size of Utah. And considering they got the plot breakdown from a post on a message board for the gaming industry, you should bump that grain of salt up to the size of a small planetoid. And the fact that the poster got the info from an employee who was recently fired from the production, that grain of salt becomes to large to be fully actualized by the human imagination.

But, it is of interest, so lets go with a:

spolieralertOkay, here is the rundown provided by the mysterious source, and how each plot point stand in my plausibility scale, HIGH, MEDIUM, or LOW:

  • The villians are Lex Luthor and Metallo: HIGH. Metallo as the secondary villain makes more sense than the previously rumored Doomsday. He’d be easier to fit in the film, is more in line with the direction this version would be going in, and is more in line physically with the actors rumored to play him.
  • Batman forms a UN type deal to stop Superman from destroying another city: LOW. Let me get this straight. The UN, a international organization with it’s own well-armed peace keeping force, with 193 member nations, many of which that have standing armies with bleeding edge tech, is going to make a deal with a guy who dresses up as a bat and throws bat-shaped boomerangs around to protect our cities. Yeah, right.
  • Aquaman is in it, but not called Aquaman. He’s there because the world engine in the ocean did something to the fish: MEDIUM. While this would be a good way to introduce him into the film’s continuity, there are better, stronger ways for this element to be introduced than the “world engine did something to the fish.”
  • Wonderwoman poses as a Wayne Enterprises investor to retrieve an item that belongs to her people.: MEDIUM. As with the above point, it would be a logical way of introducing WW into the narrative. Bruce could collect ancient Greek art. One of WW’s people’s items could have been bought by Wayne. But wasn’t a woman with ulterior motives infiltration Wayne Enterprises under the guise of an investor done already?
  • Lex Luthor is in the shadows a lot, a manipulator. Not much face time with Superman.: HIGH. If they are going with the business tycoon version of Lex, this is pretty much the only way that it would be believable. 
  • Robin betrayed Batman at some point, leading to a falling out between them: MEDIUM. Technically, I guess that this should be high, because it was a prevalent rumor for months, but I dislike the plot point so much that I can’t rank it higher than MEDIUM.
  • The Batcave was super cool looking, and the mobile looked similar to Burton’s: HIGH. The Batcaves have always been cool looking and the Burton Batmobile was just a the comic book Batmobile on steroids, so it wouldn’t be hard to go back to that.
  • Lois is investigating Lex.: HIGH. Logically, this makes sense. This version of Lois is actually a good reporter and if Lex is a dirty businessman, surely Lois would pick up on it and dig into it.
  • Metallo “kills” Clark: LOW. So, the secret identity would be done away with after only about an hour’s worth of screen time, total? Dubious.
  • The Daily Planet is bought by Lex Luthor for PR purposes.: MEDIUM. It goes hand in hand with the Lois investigating Lex plot element, but he’d buy the paper to shut her down rather than for PR reasons.
  • At the end Superman is living in exile, and the Justice League is an government approved superhero team.: LOW. Actually, this should get two LOWs. Superman going back into exile is backsliding to the status quo of the last film’s beginning. And forget about the fact that we don’t know why he’s living in exile (He’s attacked by the nations of the world? Set up to look like a bigger menace than he really is? Develops the head of a lion?), this either paints him as a snotty brat who runs when the going gets tough, a coward that won’t face up to responsibility of his actions, or an indecisive wimp that can’t make up his mind. None of these are good qualities for Superman. And the Justice League, of which only three known members of are introduced, will be formed by the movie’s end and get the government stamp of approval? That’s a bit rushed.

So, what we have here is a simplistic film that goes for cheap thrills other than smart storytelling. That is what makes it plausible, but also what makes it implausible.

Either way, we have a year’s delay so odds are even if this was the plot for the film, it won’t be in 2016.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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