[185] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire, an original companion novel tied to the film, telling a tie-in story set before the events of the movie, was published by Scholastic Corporation. [123] Bale admitted he wanted to play Batman again after The Dark Knight Rises,[124] though he stated that his Batman does not belong in any other film and he was never approached by Warner Bros. to play the role again. Batman: Bad Blood ( 2016) Batman: Bad Blood. [154] While filming in Michigan, the production spent a total of $199 million in the state. In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper. ", "Batman v Superman Box Office Drop Is a Record 81% in 2nd Weekend", "Friday Box Office: 'Batman V Superman' Plunges Record 81%", "Melissa McCarthy's 'The Boss' Narrowly Tops 'Batman v Superman' for Weekend #1", "Advance Ticket Sales Suggest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will Hit $1bn", "Box Office: The Verdict for 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, "Why 'Batman v Superman' Is Still a High-Stakes Bet", "Box Office: As 'Batman V Superman' Tops $800M, Here's One Big Advantage Marvel Had Over DC", "Warner Brothers Has Taken Exactly the Wrong Message From the Box Office Disappointment of 'Batman v Superman, "No. "[300] Writing in The Telegraph, Robbie Collin called the film "humourless" and "the most incoherent blockbuster in years". [233] The film also became Fandango's top pre-selling superhero film ever, beating The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers: Age of Ultron, representing 90% of the site's weekend's ticket sales. [290] As a result, it fell to third place in its second weekend after falling enormously by 78% to $12.7 million, a record for a superhero film. The battle against Superman is ultimately Bruce’s realization that he can be better and reconnect with humanity again. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2016 BVS Batman vs Superman Movie IMAX 3D Poster 13x20 at the best online prices at eBay! [166] Originally, Zimmer enlisted Junkie XL to compose the Batman material, with Zimmer planning to focus solely on the Superman side of the score, but the final Batman theme was written by both composers as a collaboration. It's introducing the Batman character and expanding upon the universe, which was kicked off by Man of Steel. "[116] As part of a settlement with his heirs, this is the first Batman production that lists Bill Finger as a co-creator. The following month, Snyder confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con International that the follow-up to Man of Steel would feature Superman and Batmanmeeting for the first time on film. Batman’s methods have always been clear. "[96], Writing for The New Yorker, Richard Brody analyzed the allegory differently: Batman, according to Brody, represents the Democratic Party, whereas Superman represents the Republican Party. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Having witnessed the chaos of that battle in person, he sees Superman as an existential threat to humanity. [317] Once the film came out, critics lambasted Eisenberg's take on Luthor. Add the first question. ", "Zack Snyder working to restore IMAX ratio to Batman v Superman", Superman/Shazam! [272][279] However, other Chinese sources have the film open to around $20 million. Luthor demands he kill Batman in exchange for Martha's life. [307][308] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called the film "better than Man of Steel but below the high bar set by Nolan's Dark Knight," adding that "Dawn of Justice is still a colossus, the stuff that DC Comics dreams are made of for that kid in all of us who yearns to see Batman and Superman suit up and go in for the kill. A follow-up, Justice League, was released in November 2017.[5][6]. As Batman prepares to move in for the kill using the spear, Superman pleads with him to "save Martha" - the same name as Batman's mother. [237][238][176] Despite surpassing this amount, it was considered "a disappointment" for failing to reach $1 billion,[237][239][240] This resulted in Warner Bros. creating DC Films in May 2016, giving a dedicated executive team responsibility for films based on DC Comics, similar to the dedicated Marvel Comics focus of Marvel Studios within the larger Walt Disney Studios group. That began to be really interesting to me — that their conflict is not just due to manipulation, but their very existence. This version received an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, for more violence than the PG-13 rated theatrical cut,[91][329] and is longer by 31 minutes. When the duplicitous Two-Face embarks on a crime spree, Batman and Robin must solve the mystery of his identity while facing off against several other foes. After everyone leaves, the dirt atop Clark's coffin levitates. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. [337], "Dawn of Justice" redirects here. This broke The Hunger Games' previous record of $10.8 million,[257][258] and also the biggest March Tuesday with $12.2 million. Batman responds, helped by other heroes. Then suddenly Superman is vulnerable, he has a regular guy's name and a woman who loves him crying over him, and a mom -- his last words are basically "save my mother." Free shipping for many products! Batman: The Killing Joke. Search for "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" on Amazon.com, Title: [188], The third trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Following Luthor's arrest, Batman confronts him in prison, warning him that he will always be watching. "[97], Richard Newby writing for The Hollywood Reporter, wrote the Martha scene "is Bruce’s opportunity to reconnect with his own humanity and the humanity of Superman. [9] Although the character is not named directly, it was revealed later to be that of Doomsday. [186], Also, there are a series of four minicomics found in Batman v Superman-branded General Mills cereals. [223] However, both inside and outside of the United States, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice experienced a notable poor Friday-to-Sunday hold and set a new record for the worst Friday-to-Sunday drop for a superhero movie release in modern box office history with a 58% decline, which was previously held by 2015's Fantastic Four. Snyder stated that the film would take inspiration from the Batman comic book series The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller but clarified that it would follow an original premise. "[108] Batman v Superman marks the first appearance of Wonder Woman in a live-action, theatrical film,[46] which Warner Bros. had been developing as far back as 1996. The film needed to reach $800 million in revenue at the box office to "recoup its investment" according to financial analysts. He doesn't just crawl out of the ground. [289] It held the top spot for its first seven days only, after which it faced stiff competitions from local productions,[276] and fell dramatically from then onwards in accruing revenue. [143][144] An image of the Wonder Woman costume was revealed at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, in which the costume desaturates the red, blue, and gold colors that make up the costume of most versions of the character. He fights criminals wherever he finds them. [106] According to Snyder, the film would take inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns. While that ended with a showdown between three heroes, this trailer moves beyond that to show three heroes standing united. I'll let that one speak for itself. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. [109] In December 2013, Chris Terrio was hired to rewrite the script, due to Goyer's commitments to other projects. But as Gotham evolves, so must the Bat. [223] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it benefited from the long Easter weekend holiday and despite a distinctly mixed bag of reviews in the U.K. press, it posted an opening £14.62 million or $20.7 million from 612 theaters, a record for 2016 so far and for a superhero title on straight Friday to Sunday, but fell short of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, when accounting for previews. [200] Mendelson of Forbes felt that Warner Bros. "probably wouldn't have even dropped this one had the prior trailer back in December been received better. [132], The casting of Affleck, Gadot, and Eisenberg was criticized. By displacing its protagonists from their inherently justified positions, it creates a critical moral ambiguity that directly deconstructs the assumptions at the heart of Western society’s two most archetypal superheroes. After he was cast as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck began developing a DC Extended Universe (DCEU) Batman film with Geoff Johns, and was set to direct, write, produce, and star. [163], Hans Zimmer composed the film score,[164] emphasizing a challenge not to reuse the themes he established with the Batman character from Christopher Nolan's trilogy. [241] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $330.4 million in North America and $543.3 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $873.6 million, making it the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2016 behind Captain America: Civil War, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and The Secret Life of Pets. But once Zack [Snyder] showed [him] the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris[topher Nolan] and Christian [Bale] made, but still in keeping with tradition, [he] was excited. He is awakened by an unidentified person, appearing through a portal, who tells him that Lois Lane "is the key" and urges him to find "the others" before vanishing. "[302] Matt Patches of Thrillist wrote "what Batman v Superman can do, it does, at the cost of coherency and thrills. Goyer and Snyder would co-write the story, with Goyer authoring the script[20][104] despite saying in 2006 that a 'Batman Vs. Superman' film "is where you go when you admit to yourself that you've exhausted all possibilities ... an admission that this franchise is on its last gasp",[105] and Christopher Nolan involved in an advisory role as executive producer. However, on December 12, 2020, Snyder revealed that he is working to restore the IMAX ratio to the film for an upcoming release, in 2021. It is a follow-up to Man of Steel (2013) and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). on December 3, 2015. We're bringing Batman into the universe that now this Superman lives in. 2), fourth-biggest opening-day and fourth-biggest single-day gross, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Sci-Fi/Fantasy, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)", "DC Finally Names Its Movie Brand - Comic-Con 2018", "Warner Bros. "[199] Jesse Eisenberg's part as Lex Luthor in these commercials was praised, as Dirk Libbey of CinemaBlend noted that "he matches up well with Bruce Wayne by playing the welcoming billionaire business man. The plot is unknown. [89] Talk show host Jon Stewart has a cameo in the extended cut. So now we have this fourth and final sell, and at least they are going out on a high note. He has his own mythology, right? [181] Mark Hughes of Forbes said the trailers "both set the stage for a story about the world's distrust and fear of Superman, Batman's rage at Superman and intention to duke it out with the Man of Steel, and Wonder Woman's participation in a big fight featuring the 'Trinity. [106] The director had also discussed the part with Josh Brolin. [147] According to the Warner Bros. Studios lot, the next generation Batmobile combined inspiration from both the sleek, streamlined design of classic Batmobiles and the high-suspension, military build from the more recent Tumbler from The Dark Knight Trilogy. The trailer was, unlike the teaser, which received mixed response, positively received by attendees, who gave the trailer a standing ovation. "The Ultimate Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Experience" offered a fan and their friend the chance to win tickets to the premiere of the film, as well as fly on a helicopter with Cavill or ride in the Batmobile with Affleck. Batman: The Killing Joke is a 2016 American adult animated superhero thriller film produced by Warner Bros. [95] He says that Batman comes out of the Metropolis battle scene as "a changed -- and even more deranged -- man. [177] A teaser trailer was scheduled to be screened in selected cinemas on April 20, 2015. Coming to his senses about how far he has fallen from grace, he promises to rescue Martha. [232] Worldwide, it was estimated to gross between $300–340 million in over 35,000 screens in its opening weekend. Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. It received positive responses,[189][190][191] with Scott Mendelson of Forbes calling the trailer a "Saturday morning cartoon nerd's wildest dreams. [145], A second Batsuit was also unveiled at Comic-Con, and unlike the first, it is armored. 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Luthor lures Superman out of exile by kidnapping Lois and Martha Kent, Clark's adoptive mother. Luthor executes his backup plan, unleashing a monster genetically engineered from DNA from both Zod's body and his own. Additional filming also took place in Illinois and New Mexico, concluding that December. ", "These Two Batman Villains Came Close to Being in 'Batman v Superman, "Batman-Superman Titled 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, "Henry Cavill Tells Us Why 'Dawn Of Justice' Is Not 'A Superman Sequel, "Marvel Must Sell 'Civil War' As 'Captain America 3,' Not 'Avengers 2.5, "DC Entertainment to Give Classic Batman Writer Credit in, "Cameras Roll on Director Zack Snyders "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" from Warner Bros. 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A survey carried out showed that the introduction of Wonder Woman is a primary draw for moviegoers. [256] RealD 3D comprised $47 million of the opening gross. [N 2] The decrypted drive reveals Luthor's files on several metahumans across the globe. Elsewhere, Batman breaks into LexCorp and steals the kryptonite. Eyeing Matthew Vaughn to Direct 'Man of Steel 2, "Exclusive: Deborah Snyder on The Flash 'Batman v Superman' Cameo, 'Wonder Woman' Connection", "Explaining That Monster at the End of 'Batman v Superman, "Very proud to release that I helped bring #Doomsday to life in the upcoming @BatmanvSuperman #Dreamgigs", "Ben Affleck Revealed As Batman in Warner Bros. 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