New Spoiler Details on BATMAN V SUPERMAN - Learn Who Is Already Dead
Some new SPOILER filled information has been released for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of the things mentioned in the report is a character who is already dead when the story begins. If you don't want to know any other information, then I suggest you don't read ahead.
Ben Affleck's Batman has been kicking ass in Gotham for 17 years by the time the story begins for Batman v Superman. There's a lot that has happened over the years, Batman has seen a lot of crazy action. A lot of them are apparently untold stories in this universe. This news comes from Badass Digest, who also says that some of these stories could actually be explored in other standalone Batman movies, "if Warner Bros is going to maintain this continuity for the next decade, as they seem committed to doing."
The site goes on to say that one of the stories that could yet be told is the death of a major player in Batman's universe. This is your last chance to turn back now if you don't want to know!
Here's the information that the site provides:
"In this continuity James Gordon has, at some point in the past, bitten the dust. How and at whose hands I cannot tell you - all that's noted in the script is that there's a memorial plaque to James Gordon. This explains why the role wasn't cast for the film, at least."
I've always been a fan of Jim Gordon, and I'm kind of sad to hear that he won't be a part of Batman v Superman. At least we have the TV series Gotham to give us our fill of Jim Gordon entertainment. They go on to offer some additional information, saying,
"Most of the story takes place in Metropolis although there are two major fight scenes in Gotham (one where Superman comes looking for Batman and a climactic fight scene) - but it could have big consequences for the new DC Movieverse. While pre-Terrio drafts of the script mentioned a deceased Robin, later iterations closer to the start of shooting don't - perhaps in this continuity The Joker killed Jim Gordon instead of Robin? That would be an interesting spin, and something that could feed into future Batman movies."
That actually would be a very interesting spin on things. There's no official word on what Warner Bros. is planning for their stand alone Batman films, but they did make it possible to make several of them that, according to the report, "could take place over the course of the character's 17 year career with a younger lead." That's just speculation at this point, but it would work. It sounds like they are going to be doing the same thing with Wonder Woman, as previously reported. So it is plausible. Regardless of what the studio is planning, I'm sure that we'll have our fair share of Batman solo movies.
It's going to be really interesting to see how this DC cinematic universe comes together once it actually starts rolling.