There are unconfirmed rumors that Batman v. Superman will actually become two movies, Batman v. Superman: Enter the Knight (opening on October 23rd, 2015) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (on the expected, official release date of March 25th, 2016). Supposedly, this will be confirmed when the teaser drops next month. An unidentified source leaked this image on Reddit/Imgur this morning of a screenshot for the upcoming Batman v Superman film. The user made the following statement under the post:
I have an iPhone video of the teaser trailer (it has updated since, but close with most things), and no, I will never distribute it, but I will offer this screen shot.
The facts are limited, but the strategy falls in line with what many current franchises have been doing. By splitting up the final chapter of a series, studios are doubling down on the audience numbers. Harry Potter, Twilight, and Hunger Games all played this part I and II card. Marvel is planning to do the same with the third installment of Avengers.
Why make $1 billion dollars off a project, when you can make $2 billion?
Enter the Knight
With so much buzz for this film, and the ever increasing list of appearances expected to be made, it would be no surprise that this move would be made. Many projections have indicated that the plot of the film would involve Batman’s investigation of the menace that is Superman (having been outed by his gigantic brawl with Zod in Man of Steel). In order to properly introduce the franchise character and give him room to stretch his detective legs, it would be wise not to cram too much down the audience’s throat. With the reports of cameos from Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and possible other Justice League regulars, this movie was looking to be a certain circus show.
With the departmentalization of the two stories, Batman’s battle with Superman followed by the Dawn of the Justice League, the story sounds like it has room to breathe. Granted this is all based on one picture, but like all things Batman v Superman, it’s enough to raise the excitement level.
The official teaser trailer is due out February 6th, will it just be for Enter the Knight? I f you want to see the only trace of the one that dropped last July during Comic-Con, check it out here.