The MoS and BvS scripts don't demand much of Lois Lane
Tons of girls can literally do what Amy does in MoS and BvS, and they'll be prettier at it too, and they'll be the right age (for Henry)
Edited by amel223 - 4/1/16 at 5:47pm
cyborgs the key to all of this, if we get cyborg working cause he's a funnier character than we've ever had in the movies
a super meta take on zach synder writing the screen play for this movie directed in the style of zach snyder
The villain should have been Lex in his armor. His armor doesn't necessarily use Kryptonite, though I don't see why it wouldn't in the movie.
The movie shouldn't have ever been Batman V Superman. It should have been Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Zack basically said the idea for Bats V Supes was "well, we were thinking about the next person for Superman to fight, and we said 'why not Batman'? And when you bring that up, you really can't just ignore it".
Sure, you can ignore it. Part of the writing process is excision. Excise what you think are great ideas after some critical thinking about the implications on the narrative and the characters.
The philosophical conflict that failed due to the poor writing should have been relegated to a few quips here and there between Bats and Supes--this could have been the humor the movie so desperately needed.
Bats should never have been psychotically obsessed with destroying Superman. If anything, he's doesn't trust the guy, but the Metropolis battle and Batman's discovery of metahumans should have been what pulled him out of retirement and caused him to return to crimefighting.
Lex should have had his hand in some shady dealings in both Gotham and Metropolis, maybe involving a minor Bat villain and a minor Supes villain. Maybe have Batman rampaging (non-lethally) through Metropolis' underworld or have Superman fighting in Gotham. This prompts Batman and Superman to encounter each other in whichever city, throw some banter back and forth, and establish the relationship. A little distrust at first because they are day and night, but give them the motivation of some shady and villainous **** that's affecting both of their lives that they have to mutually overcome.
Along the way, have them develop a mutual respect and the budding famous Bats/Supes bromance.
Have Batman "discover" Wonder Woman because she's been tracking Lex, just like how it went down. Except give WW a better reason for tracking Lex (maybe he was dicking around a little too close to Themyscira and she wants to keep tabs on him). Don't have Bats send a stupid email with all of Lex's files. But do definitely have him figure out who she is, but don't play that too close to the vest. Keep it in the air until the final battle just like in the original plot.
Lex Luthor, via Kryptonian ship, is given the knowledge of Darkseid coming to pepper everyone's anguses like in the original plot. Due to his narcissism, he believes the world can only rely on his genius. Have him craft his armor from Kryptonian technology, maybe intending to mass-produce and market it against the "alien threat" that he perceives Superman as being a part of. Maybe Batman confronts Lex in the ship and Lex shows him the kind of crazy **** out there in the universe. So now, Batman alone is privy to the fact that Earthling anguses are about to be peppered. **** goes wrong, Batman or Superman foil whatver plot he had, he says **** it, and he dawns the armor himself to kill them both.
Supes, Batman, and WW fight Lex in his Kryptonian-technology armor, which is more than a fair fight. WW makes her grand entrance defending Batman from Lex's lasers as opposed to Doomsday.
They beat Lex but he escapes. Whether or not his public image is destroyed, IDK. But he has files on metahumans who aren't the Justice League and he begins to search them out while in hiding. Boom. Bruce talks to Clark and Diana about other impending threats, reveals he has been keeping a file on other metas/supernatural phenomena since the battle of Metropolis in order to make sure that doesn't happen again. Boom. Batman starts the JL like Snyder wanted, Lex eventually seeds what will become the Legion of Doom, though they aren't necessarily a tight-knit group like the JL, just a loosely connected network of super-criminals funded vicariously by the same payroll.
Then you can have Flash appear to Bruce in the post-credits sequence. Or, what I would prefer, some sort of Green Lantern teaser. A Sinestro Corps War movie would slay if written well. Introduce both Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart, and like I've suggested multiple times, keep Jon on Earth afterward and keep Hal in space until maybe JL 2. For the love of God, don't release JL so damn early.