25 Eye-Popping Facts About Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is without a doubt one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is old news, it’s time for Warner Bros. to step up its game and, most importantly, not disappoint its hundreds of millions of fans. As for what the fans will be seeing? If the trailers are any indicators, we will finally get a chance to witness what unarguably is the greatest fantasy match-up between the two most famous superheroes ever: Superman and Batman. That alone is enough reason for a geek like me to be happy, and enough to compile a list of 25 facts about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The trailers so far have been mind blowing to say the least. What may have some fans a little worried though, is that the trailers indicate a departure from the original story that the movie is based on. This could be a good thing or a bad thing (though is hard to imagine how anyone can improve the story line for The Dark Knight Returns). Giving Snyder the benefit of the doubt (after all, he is the man who made 300), we expect great things from Superman V Batman which hits theaters on March 25. But before then, check out these 25 Eye-Popping Facts About Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Batman v. Superman borrows its thematic arc and tone from one of the most famous Batman stories there is, The Dark Knight Returns by writer Frank Miller, whose work has been the inspiration for several esteemed comic book movies, including 300 and Batman Begins.

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This will be Zack Snyder’s third film with DC. His first was Watchmen and his second was Man of Steel. Truth be told, most of us will always remember him thanks to 300.

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In the comic book miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, Batman and Superman fight long after the Justice League is disassembled. In this movie, they will fight before the League is even formed.

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The reason for Batman taking on Superman is because in the events of Man of Steel (2013), a Wayne Financial building is destroyed. Bruce Wayne is also concerned of what will happen if Superman decides to use his powers for evil.

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The film was originally pitched in August 2001 by Andrew Kevin Walker, with Wolfgang Petersen to direct and Akiva Goldsman to write the script. Goldsman’s script had Bruce Wayne’s fiancée slain by the Joker, which sends him on a revenge rampage and brings him into conflict with Superman, who tries to stop him. The film was shelved, but in Goldsman’s I Am Legend (2007) a teaser poster for the film (the Superman shield inside a bat) is seen in the opening scene.

I am LegendSource: imdb.com, Image: denofgeek.us

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