It was announced at Comicon the other day that there will, indeed, be a sequel to this Summer's Man of Steel, but there is a twist . . .
The Last Son of Krypton will not be battling Doomsday, Darkseid, or even his old arch nemesis Lex Luthor. He'll be squaring off against Batman.
Yes! You've heard correctly! The Man of Steel will be going toe-to-toe with the Dark Knight himself in the next movie installment. I don't really know how the rest of you might feel about this, but I am thoroughly psyched about this.
The easy thing to do would have been to have Lex Luthor be the featured villain in the next film, so this seems like an excellent turn of events. To have the greatest heroes of comic legend actually fight each other in their first movie match-up is unexpected and exhiliarating. It's a genius move because now DC will be able to milk the whole rivalry thing: Team Superman or Team Batman.
Personally, I think Batman would have this match-up on lockdown. I know, Superman is essentially a god amongst men, but he doesn't have something that Batman has: tactical genius.
You can bet your ass that although kryptonite wasn't featured in the first film, the second film will see that Bruce Wayne--with his near limitless resources--will have discovered the existence of kryptonite and will use that to bring down Kal-El. Near kyrptonite, Superman is just as frail as any normal human and unfortunately for Kal, Batman is no ordinary human.
So what say you? Superman vs. Batman: who wins? Cast your votes in the upper right hand corner!