Batman v Superman

In light of the upcoming Batman v Superman film, Viking Fusion Videographer Austin James explores the history and future of DC Comics’ biggest heroes.

Austin James, Videographer

-For the First Time

On March 25th, 2016 the world will see perhaps the two biggest fictional figures in history fly onto the big screen together to punch away their personal feud. That is none other than Superman, the last son of Krypton (played by Henry Cavill), and Batman, Gotham’s guardian knight (Ben Affleck). Special appearances by the Amazonian warrior, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and the King of Atlantis, Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Never before have these iconic faces appeared together in a live-action format and they are approaching as a force to be reckoned with.


In this golden age of superhero films and shared universes, Warner Brothers Studios and DC Comics have paired up to introduce a new take on super-team origin stories. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (originally just titled Batman V Superman) will collect the seven founding members of the legendary Justice League. Before that can happen though, Bats and Supes have some chatting to do (with their fists). In light of the tragic Metropolis destruction caused by Superman and General Zod in the 2013 film “Man of Steel”, Bruce Wayne has come out of retirement and donned the cowl once more. Meanwhile Clark Kent of the Daily Planet begins his relentless chase to uncover and bring the reborn vigilante to justice. Lex Luthor (played by Jessie Eisenberg) operates in the shadows behind his million dollar corporation, waiting to unleash some deadly tricks under his sleeves. Can the historic trinity put aside their differences to foil Luthors devilish plans?

-From Page to Screen

Before the silver screen heroes debuted, the only place to catch the dynamic duo was on the weekly comic pages. Batman first appeared in the 1939 Detective Comics issue number 27. At it’s most valued grade, an original copy of issue 27 once sold for 4.23 million, right behind Superman’s 4.3 million dollar first appearance in Action Comics #1. The first meeting between the two heroes came in 1952 and the rest is history. Jason LeCroy, co-owner of What If Comics and Collectables said, “They both mean a lot to people. They have always had an interesting relationship. Both stand for justice. But they go about it in different ways. It will definitely be interesting to see how they are addressed in the movie.” 

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be officially released on March 25th, 2016.

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