Comic book fans were delighted to learn that the successful Man of Steel movie will be followed by a Superman vs Batman film, rather than jumping straight into a Justice League movie. Now, comic book writer Mark Millar, who has worked on both Batman and Superman in the past, has admitted that he thinks a Superman vs Batman movie is a great idea.
Millar told Total Film, "I actually think it's a brilliant idea. Justice League would have been a really weird move for them. Could you imagine doing The Avengers without doing Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and everything beforehand? With the Justice League, you're talking about seven different dimensions that these characters are coming from."
He added, "The Martian Manhunter comes from Mars, with Wonder Woman you have to explain the Paradise Islands populated by Amazons. The Green Lantern you'll have to reintroduce because nobody saw the first film and then there's the Flash, and Aquaman and the undersea kingdom of Atlantis - how on earth do you possibly explain that?"
British actor Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Clark Kent aka Superman for the Superman vs Batman, while there have been rumours about who will play Batman in the film, including one that Christian Bale has been offered $50m to reprise his role as Batman. The Superman vs Batman movie will open in 2015.