As you know, the Man of Steel sequel (aka Batman vs. Superman) has been delayed until May 2016. Plot details thus far have been scarce. Besides the appearance of Batman and Wonder Woman, it has been assumed that Lex Luthor will be (one of the) villains, and there may be cameos from other DC heroes for an eventual Justice League film. But really, no one knows what’s going on.
Well, we now have some major news. But fair warning – take this with a huge grain of salt. The folks at Latino Review have uncovered a message board post from NeoGaf that hints at some of the plot points in Batman vs. Superman.
According to Latino-Review, the poster writes: “My source is someone from the art department that supposedly got shitcanned (apparently a bunch of them were fired). I confirm nothing. Just passing along what I heard. Take it with the proper amount of salt.”
The site does warn these ‘spoilers’ could be complete B.S., but I figured we should still share them here.
They continue after the photo – you’ve been warned.
- There will be two villains, Lex Luthor and Metallo
- After Metropolis’ destruction in Man of Steel, Batman forms a coalition to stop Superman from wrecking another city
- Aquaman is in it, but not called Aquaman. He’s there because the world engine in the ocean did something to the fish
- Wonder Woman poses as a Wayne Enterprises investor to retrieve an item that belongs to her people. Just as a separate note, Batman-News.com is reporting that Gal Gadot has signed on to play the Amazon princess in three films.
- Lex Luthor is in the shadows a lot, a manipulator. Not much face time with Superman.
- Robin betrayed Batman at some point, leading to a falling out between them
- The Batcave was super cool looking, and the mobile looked similar to [Tim] Burton’s
- Lois is investigating Lex.
- Metallo “kills” Clark
- The Daily Planet is purchased by Lex Luthor for PR purposes
- At the end Superman is living in exile (hmm, sounds like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight), and the Justice League is an government approved superhero team.
How does this sound as a plotline for the film? To be honest, I kinda like it. It sounds like it might be a lot to cram into a two-hour movie, but I think it plants some good seeds for an eventual JLA movie.
We’ll know for sure when Batman vs. Superman opens May 6, 2016.