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It wasn't too much of a surprise since DisneyGetty Images / Warner Bros.Batman may be one of the biggest superheroes at the box office; however, it was Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy that really resonated with fans.
If this was a fourth Nolan film with Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, it would make more sense for Warner Bros. to go head-to-head with a Disney film. It would potentially even cause the mouse to back down fearing lost profits to the Bat. (Disney probably let out a giant sigh of relief when Nolan and Bale said they were done with Batman because it meant he wouldn't be churning the wheels behind a Justice League franchise.)
However, that's not the case.
Now that Ben Affleck has been cast as an entirely new Batman — the eighth incarnation of the Dark Knight on screen — the DC superhero needs to prove himself again to viewers. Warner Bros. is starting from scratch.
The last superhero we saw Affleck portray on screen was 2003's "Daredevil" — and while Affleck's grown a lot since then on screen — it's not stopping fanboys from holding that over his head
Can two big superheroes perform better on screen than one who isn't Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man? Probably. Fans have been waiting years for the Dark Knight and son of Krypton to appear on screen together.
Warner Bros.Fans have been ready for a Batman / Superman movie since WB put this logo in 2007's "I Am Legend."
It's clear Warner Bros. is going to want to use this movie as its stepping stone to help set up an eventual Justice League film similar to "The Avengers." The question is whether "Batman / Superman" will simply feel like a direct set up for an expanded DC universe to compete with Marvel.
Warner Bros. should take the time to focus on making sure its newest incarnation of Batman sits well with fans rather than throwing their best superhero up against an established Marvel character on screen.
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It's really a loss for either studio, but a bigger one for Warner Bros. which doesn't have a plethora of DC movies at its disposal right now.
When "Captain America 3" comes out, it will look like a sequel to "The Avengers 2, " out next summer which should give it a big box-office bump.
"Iron Man 3" came out last May it had a tremendous opening weekend ($174 million) due in part to people seeing it as an "Avengers" sequel.