Star Trek: Picard EP Reveals Plans for Canceled Batman v Superman Movie

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the superhero clash of dreams, but somehow WB had managed to stumble when the movie came out. What's interesting is that Star Trek: Picard EP Akiva Goldsman had plans for his own Batman vs. Superman film, and it would have been based on World's Finest.

Talking to Collider, Goldsman reveals:

"I wrote on […] this version of Batman v Superman [around 2001 or 2002]— when Colin Farrell was cast as Batman and Jude Law was cast as Superman and Wolfgang Petersen was directing —we were in prep and it was the darkest thing you've ever seen. It started with Alfred's funeral and Bruce has fallen in love and renounced being Batman, the Joker kills his wife, and then you discover it was all a lie. Just that the love itself was constructed by the Joker to break [Bruce]. It was a time where you would be able to get these sort of stories together in script form but they couldn't quite land in the world. Somehow, the expectations of the object — whether they be audience or corporate or directorial — it wasn't landing quite in the way I think we imagined when we put them on the page."

Though the movie did get cancelled, Goldsman reveals that he's not too pent up about it. He compares it to his feelings for the cancelled Nic Cage Superman film. We don't know what exactly went down behind the scenes, but WB has clearly had issues trying to bring Superman back to the big screen.

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Personally, I think the concept sounds great. I would actually love a more contained story as compared to what we got in BvS. If you ask me, Snyder should have just put the main focus on the fight between the two heroes; adding Doomsday to the mix was just too much.

We don't know when we'll see Superman onscreen again, but The Batman hits theaters Oct. 1, 2021.

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