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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice or Whatever Happened to The Man of Steel 2?

Oh where, oh where, did Man of Steel 2 go, oh where, oh where could it be?

Funny thing happened in the Internet, Man of Steel 2 is officially not Man of Steel 2. The film is now titled, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice because Batman rules over all in the land of Warner Brothers. The comedy of this is simple, Man of Steel didn’t bring Warner Bros. the billion dollar figure so Batman here to save the billion dollar day. As this has been announced, I am legit laughing. Yes this sets this as a prequel for Justice League, that’s fine and I see where they’re coming from. That’s respectable enough that they want to boost up that upcoming movie, now I wonder whatever happened to The Man of Steel 2? Superman it seems has been crowded out of his own movie as Batman has taken the lead away from The Man of Steel. While I understand title flow at least Superman should have had a more prominent place in what was originally his movie. To be honest at this point the evolution of this film from Man of Steel 2 to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice leaves me less than enthused.

As with my lack of enthusiasm for the Justice League piece, I want to be proven wrong. When I see the trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice I want to see myself wanting to be in that theater day one. As of right now though I’m just amused at this stage of the film. I will go further in stating that yes I like the Batman costume and Batmobile and I can’t wait to see those pictures of the film as they get released. Believe me until that trailer hits I will be keeping tabs on the progress of Batman V Superman. When the only thing I’m really enthusiastic about is the fact that the Batman costume looks cool, that’s not a good sign. There’s a lot to prove here too, this is Warner Brothers/DC Entertainment’s big set up to Justice League. Outside of Batman though, I’m not seeing much else to be Yay Batman V Superman yet.

Now if this turns out to be a cool movie come 2016, I’ll be happy to say I was wrong in my lack of enthusiasm. I will do the darned Dance of Joy if Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice turns out to be great. I joke that the surname here is as subtle as a hammer as to what they’re going for. While this will be our sequel to Man of Steel 2, I wouldn’t expect as much follow up as you realize. Man of Steel introduces Superman, Batman V Superman sets up Batman, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman and more, boy this movie is going to be crowded with characters. Every character introduced in Man of Steel probably won’t be in the movie much taking a back seat to whatever other things are happening in the film. Oh they’re all back but as bit players, at least from what I can gather.

Aye yi yi, I don’t know at this point. Maybe I am being a bit cynical about this movie, the name, and everything else Justice League surrounding this. If this movie turns out to be amazing, I will be as happy as anyone else. I’m not kidding about doing the dance of joy outside of the theater if this turns out to be wonderful. Until then, let the first trailer of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice be my guide to see how much enthusiasm I will end up having for this movie in the interim.

Source: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52953

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How Does Ant-Man Get His Own Film Before Wonder Woman?

Today I just got a link sent to me via my pal Jess a.k.a @MadamComicBook on twitter from the dorkly website. It was a comic strip involving Wonder Woman and the lack of her own movie at DC Comics, linked here for your immediate reading. Wonder Woman being added into Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2/Justice League prequel was a good thing, then we learn that a Wonder Woman movie may not be happening for awhile. I like how the comic strip breaks it down, quickly making you realize that a Wonder Woman movie shouldn’t be this hard. When there’s a Metal Men movie, Shazam! movie, Justice League Dark movie, and at least six other films hanging out in development outside of Justice League, why doesn’t Wonder Woman have her own movie? Oh sure she’ll get an introduction of sorts in Man of Batman Justice League of ¬†Steel prequel, but isn’t she deserving of her own share of screen time? She’s one of the originals in the DC Universe and instead she’s just a small part in the DC Movie Universe, what sense does that make?

It’s been used before but when there’s a talking Raccoon, giant talking tree, and Ant-Man getting a movie before Wonder Woman, this is getting downright goofy. Now make no mistake I’m happy that Wonder Woman is popping up on screen and I have no issue at all with Gal Godot playing her because that’s fine by me. I would rather her get a full movie on her own to explore Wonder Woman as a character and give her a genuine introduction rather than part of an already bloated movie. It’s why I do get a little annoyed that Wonder Woman is just part of the machine of this movie that if it is not a complete mess I will be amazed. I’m already not enthused by the upcoming Justice League film and the handling of this entire franchise frustrates me, I don’t want to repeat myself so if you missed it, here you go and onwards with the rest of my thoughts on Wonder Woman.

If DC Comics and Warner Bros. would have thought this through, they could have done their Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2, given the Wonder Woman cameo and then Wonder Woman gets her own film. Wonder Woman gets her own film and you can introduce another member of the Justice League there if you like and there you go. When Ant-Man alone gets his own film before one of the Trinity of the DCU, this doesn’t seem right to me. Now before we get into another deal here, I am looking forward to Ant-Man but still it has to be said. Even in DC’s development slate and a Metal Men movie is in development over Wonder Woman, we live in a weird movie world. Somehow no one at DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. can make heads or tails out of making a Wonder Woman film but can make sense out of Metal Men?

Wonder Woman’s movie situation has been on my mind for awhile, just finally found the way to express it thanks to a comic strip. I will be curious to hear what you all have to say on this yourselves. This is an issue that resonates throughout all of comics internet and beyond. Looking forward to some lively discussion.

(Special Note: Jess/MadamComicBook mentioned the Metal Men thing to me and I had to put that in here, Thanks Jess!)