BY JONATHAN BORCHERT | The Statesman Beginning Friday, you’ll have the chance to watch two of the world’s biggest heroes square off—Son of Krypton verses Bat of Gotham. Batman versus Superman is not what you would expect to hear when discussing the two heroes.
Superhero fans and movie fans alike are looking forward to their heroes slugging it out on the big screen. This is the first time that these heroes have shared the spotlight in cinematic history. Batman and Superman have met several times before in their comic book storylines, but never in the movies.
“Batman V. Superman” hopes to test moviegoers with the idea of god versus man. Batman, fearful of Superman’s powers, plans to destroy him.
In the trailer for the movie, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) tells Alfred (Jeremy Irons) that Superman (Henry Cavill) has the power to wipe out the entire human race. This starts the beginning of the Dark Knight’s plot to take down the Man of Steel.
One of the most anticipated movies of the year, “Batman V. Superman” is looking to launch DC comics’ own cinematic universe with the setup of the justice league. Akin to Marvel’s Avengers, DC is planning their own superhero team with justice league members like Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) will make an appearance in “Batman V. Superman” to help the duo combat the monster that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has concocted. This will also mark Wonder Woman’s first appearance on the silver screen.
These classic characters are stepping into the limelight and showing that they are struggling with what it means to be human. Superman is struggling with what it means to protect the human race and become its savior. Batman is dealing with the very real threat of Superman’s unchecked power and what he must do to stop him.
Get your tickets for this ten-round title fight between Batman and Superman, because someone is going to get bloody.
“Batman V Superman: Dawn of justice” hits theatres Friday, March 25.