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Pros: Alongside opening up the universe with a few well-placed Justice League references for the fans to pick up on, the Batman reboot simply has to include a decent-sized cameo for Superman.
It could be in an Avengers style end-credits sequence, or it could be mid-movie, but it has to happen – and it has to be more than just be a red and blue flash in the sky.
Superman is a fantastic character in the Bat-verse. He doesn’t appear often, but when he does he’s a brilliant counterpoint to Bruce’s brooding. He knows Batman better than anyone – some of our favourite dialogue about Batman's true nature has come from a Superman speech bubble.
Basically, Superman and Batman work together as a concept. He’s the best route in for a Justice League movie set-up.
It would work in one of two ways: If Warner Brothers wanted to cover the first meeting of the big blue boy scout and the masked manhunter, then have Superman appear at the end of Batman’s film, threatening to take him down because he doesn’t like his methods.
Then, the Batman reboot sequel can be Batman Vs Superman, they’ll fight for 90 minutes or so, before realising at the end that they’re on the same side, and that they should set up some sort of League Of Justice to ensure that this sort of thing never happens again.
Though we’d infinitely prefer the second option, which accepts that in this new universe, Batman and Superman already know each other. We want an end-credits sequence in which Superman floats down onto a roof while Batman moodily peers out over Gotham. Superman lands, and says: “Bruce, I need your help.” Cut to black, roll credits.
Cons: There’s a small – but very vocal - minority of fans who hate Superman as much as they do Robin, thinking such a decent, moral and brightly coloured character has no place in Batman’s dark and gritty universe. These people are wrong, and must be ignored.