I want to stress this is a rumor, nothing concrete here, but honestly it makes some sense given actions taken by Wanner Bros. in the last month.
The current hot rumor that we got wind of thanks to Comic Book Movie is that WB wants more Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice than Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Is Ben Affleck’s Batman that good? Well maybe, Affleck is very hit or miss sometimes with his acting. Sometimes he’s great, and other times unwatchable. I think there is something else at play here. I think WB has little faith in Superman.
Not sense the very first Superman movie from WB in 1977 has a Superman film outdone expectations. Man of Steel was met with luke warm reviews from critics and fans and it’s domestic gross was less than $70 million over it’s estimated budget, which to studios is a failure, and in a sense, as far as expectations go, that is a failure for probably the most recognizable super hero ever.
On the flip side of things, Batman has never been hotter for Warners. Easily the weakest movie in the Nolan Bat-Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises’s domestic gross nearly doubled it’s estimated $225 million dollar budget.
It’s no wonder that WB has more faith in Batman than they do Superman. However, this is dumbass studio think here. They’re just thinking about numbers and that we all went to see the Batman movies because it’s Batman. Batman: Begins The lowest grossing of the three (but my personal favorite) only grossed $205 million dollars. People came back for the sequel because because Christopher Nolan told a great story, something Zach Snyder failed to do with MoS.
Other signs pointing to WB’s lack of faith in Superman is the fact that we got Batman v. Superman announced when we though we were going to get a MoS sequel, then after it was rumored that George Miller would direct a MoS sequel it was reported that that movie was on hold, meanwhile we get 3 stand-alone Bat-Fleck films.
Again, this is all rumor, but if (when) it turns out to be true I won’t be surprised at all.