My 7 Wishes For "Man Of Steel: World's Finest"

My 7 Wishes For "Man Of Steel: World's Finest"

With news, rumours, and more news being made about 2015's blockbuster, everyone's letting their voice be heard about what they want from the big event with videos, editorials, etc... Well allow me.

Editorial Opinion
By ClarkKent89 - Nov 16, 2013 05:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman vs. Superman

These are purely my wishes, and I'm not trying to change or destroy anyone else's. Here we go...

1. Zack Snyder At His Best

When it comes to an event like DC's greatest heroes coming together (metaphorically and literally) the one thing that has to stand on it's own two feet are the visuals. When Zack's name was revealed as the one to direct the Superman reboot, everyone's first thoughts were the action, how it would be presented and since he's staying on for this ride, those thoughts are still consistent. If all else fails, the directing and images shouldn't.

2. Similarities Between Alfred and Martha

Bruce Wayne is now classed with three identities; the Batman where he releases all his anger, hatred and regret on the criminals of Gotham with one limit, no killing. The playboy billionaire that'll drive an Aston Martin on the edge of a cliff with three beautiful models and jump out of a jet to catch a seagull. And the Bruce Wayne where he's himself and always working hard to up his game. Clark Kent is slightly different where two of his identities (Kal-El the destined alien, and Superman the saviour of hope in this newly established universe) are mashed into one and the guy few get to see is so far only shown to two people. Whether or not the clumsy journalist will come is something only time will tell. But Martha and Alfred are the ones Clark and Bruce can talk to and I'd like to see that. (And yes, John Hurt for Alfred)

3. A Batman At The Top Of His Game Or Just Starting Out

For a semi-retired, reclusive Batman to beat up or even go toe-to-toe with Superman is illogical no matter what transformation or character arc he goes through. So the sensible thing to do would have him be the best he's ever been or fresh out of training ready to kick ass. I'd like to see the latter because Alfred can deliver the news to a changed Bruce about Metropolis being destroyed, etc. and I find it hard to believe that the only nods we get to a close-by vigilante who spends his nights beating up thugs is only given a satellite and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it "Keep Calm And Call Batman" poster in all of Clark's life, because Man Of Steel gives us so many details that it's stupid we'd only run into Bat's existence twice.

4. Lex Luthor Needs To Be A Bad-Ass!

When it comes to a bald comic-book character, I think Lex Luthor.. Although Kevin Spacey did a good job with the slow delivery and big vocals, the one thing he lacked was a presence; when he walked in a room it was the Bald Villain who entered the room, it wasn't Lex Luthor has just entered the building!! Although I've never seen an episode of Breaking Bad, I've heard Bryan Cranston talk and have seen him act, and he looks like he could rock a mech suit and he has a gruff-ness that if he was speaking to you, you'd listen where-as Kevin Spacey was dare I say it, a bit shiney. The alternative would be Jon Hamm if that's what they're going for, but definitely not Mark Strong.

5. Out Of This World Technology Can Be Taken Seriously

The serious "real world" tone that MoS brought to us deleted any possibilities of freeze grenades, Kryptonite gloves, etc. But with Bruce Wayne chucked into the mix, that needs to be put to an end. While Batman's being called the world's greatest detective, Superman can see through walls, while Batman's being called an expert martial artist, Superman can flick you 100 miles with his middle finger; there's no stopping Superman on wit without sacrifices being made by Bruce with his money and health. I'm saying that what weakens Superman can give Bruce an advantage, the atmosphere from Kypton can somehow be transferred to the batcave and after many hours and sleepless nights of practise, Bruce can withstand being a quarter of the man Supes is while Clark's heat-ray hurts him and so do electric gloves because Bruce admits that humans can only hope to be as powerful as Superman, but nothing more.

6. Character Development and Structure

One thing MoS suffered on was that Clark put on the suit before John Kent died and although this wasn't chronological, it was worrying as his childhood streams from different event to adult event and it was hard to pick which one to focus on. Even though I'm sure the sequel won't dare go down this road again, it needs to give a well rounded story that doesn't show Superman fly, then get bullied. I really enjoyed watching the group at the Daily Planet and Lois Lane I thought was given a tremendous amount to do and work with, but one or two of her lines felt a bit off. This film needs to have Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent learn from each other, and as much as I'd like to see Batman be a wise man to Supes, I've already explained why him pre-existing wouldn't make much sense to me. So character development all round weather it's subtle or drastic.

7. A Good Fight

Imagine the 1st Bane vs Batman fight in TDKR with the roles reversed, the punches actually connecting, and Bane being Superman. That's what I want from the fight with Supes desperately trying to use his powers against the altered atmosphere of Krypton, catch up with Bruce's speed and agility, and by the end of the fight, both are bruised, with Clark sustaining more and Batman kneeling down holding him, admitting he had to cheat, and reiterating the famous quote, "I want you to remember in all the years to come, in all your most private moments.. I want you to remember, Clark.. My hand at your throat.. I want you to remember the one man who beat you. Me". "Batman". "I'm Batman"

So there you have it, my 7 wishes. Be sure to leave a comment and list what you hope from the film, your thoughts on my article, etc. See ya.
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Odin - 11/16/2013, 6:08 AM
Pretty good article. Like your casting a lot.
AshleyWilliams - 11/16/2013, 7:33 AM
Great list. I completely agree.

John Hurt as Alfred is brilliant.
CmndrShepard - 11/16/2013, 9:04 AM
I agree with MexicanSuperman, also pretty sure that Zach already said this movie wasn't going to be anything like Frank Millers story already. Like 3 or 4 times.
Lhornbk - 11/16/2013, 9:11 AM
*sigh,* I have to be the bad guy and point out stupidity again. *sigh*

#1 is kind of a "well, duh" comment. Of course you want the director to be at his best, duh. #2-well, for this movie anyway, I want to see very little of Alfred. You can use him more in a solo Batman movie. And I don't see Superman taking a whole lot of trips to Smallville to talk to Ma Kent. Plus,I think Lois may end up kinda filling that role, since she does know who Clark really is.

#3 is where your ignorance really begins to shine through. Do you not pay attention to casting and other news from the makers of the film? Ben Affleck was NOT hired to portray a Bruce who just became Batman. The makers of the film have said that he will be a veteran, will have been fighting crime for several years. And wishing isn't gonna change that. Now it is possible that Batman, after several years of crime-fighting, will be at the top of his game. But, I'm guessing that this Batman will be portrayed as being at his best, but also being somewhat tired of it all. (I'm not sure if I believe this "Batman sits in the Batcave and just controls drones" talk that was on twitter this week.)

#4-I keep saying this to all you fanboys, start watching other TV channels instead of just FX, AMC, and HBO all the time. Nearly every fancast you see mentions Cranston, Hamm, and others from those networks' shows. Luthor really shouldn't be much older than Bruce, at most. So that rules out Cranston (and really, you're picking him just because of his voice? Really?) No to Hamm too. Strong would be good, and I don't see him being used for Sinestro again. Or maybe find someone fairly unknown for Lex.

Your #5 doesn't really even make sense beyond the first 4 sentences. Exactly how would Batman transfer the atmosphere of Krypton to the Batcave? All the Kryptonion ships were desyroyed, there is no more Kryptonian atmosphere. Plus, I certainly hope Superman is portrayed as smart enough to know that fighting Batman in the Batcave would give Batman an advantage, and would therefore avoid the Batcave. (Your last couple of sentences are so poorly constructed that I'm not even sure what you're trying to say.) Kryptonite is the only chance for Batman to beat Superman.

#6-duh, again.

#7-Yes, if there is a physical fight, it needs to be a god one. But no, Batman should NOT win, not a physical fight. That's just stupid. Have Batman beat him intellectually somehow, but a fight should, assuming Batman does his absolute best, turn out to be a draw at most, and should probably show Superman winning while kinda holding back to keep from breaking every bone in Batman's body. And none of this stupid quote from Miller's story. That was a dumb story anyway.
ClarkKent89 - 11/16/2013, 10:23 AM
@Lhornbk why do you "have" to be the bad guy?
ClarkKent89 - 11/16/2013, 10:36 AM
Guys, I can see your points about Batman beating Superman and Zack stating that it's not based on the Dark Knight Returns but remember these are my "wishes" not demands. Besides the film's coming out in 2015, a lot can happen in two years. (If it's bothering some of you, then the atmosphere can be scrapped and it can be kryptonite around the room or whatever, I'd love to here your take)
HouseSnow - 11/16/2013, 3:58 PM
I think what a lot of people seem to be forgetting, is that the quote by bruce in the dark knight returns comes from a character that has a previous and deep relationship with superman. He won't have that relationship in this movie, so it will make no sense if he said that.
MightyZeus - 11/17/2013, 5:40 AM
Great editorial. I'd definitely want to see all of those points in World's Finest. If there is going to be a fight scene it has be done once. I'd rather for the whole film have the two work together since the heroes are friends more than they have been enemies.

However, John Hurt as Alfred is great casting and so is Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor.
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