The possibility of a Superman/Batman movie was seriously considered back in August 2001 when screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) penned a script entitled “Batman vs. Superman“, which even reached the point of attaching director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot) before fizzling out. But bringing DC Comics’ two biggest heroes together (a team-up referred to as “World’s Finest”) is always an enticing possibility, and with Man of Steel set to take flight in a few weeks, the DC Movie Universe could be a fresh start. While Justice League is seen as the ultimate achievement of bringing DC Comics’ biggest heroes together, there’s no reason to rule out a film only featuring Batman and Superman. New Superman Henry Cavill is certainly intrigued by the idea.
Hit the jump for what he had to say regarding a Superman/Batman movie.
Speaking to SFX, Cavill said bringing the two heroes together is an interesting idea:
“I think it would be really interesting with the age-old Batman/Superman conflict, “he tells SFX, “because they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story.”
Of course, Cavill has no say from a production standpoint of actually green-lighting a film, but he’s probably not wrong when he says, “I’m sure there’s all sorts of ideas being thrown around at Warner Bros right now.” That’s probably because a Superman/Batman movie would print money.