Road to Batman V. Superman: An Introduction

Batman V. Superman Dawn of Justice is not only one of the most anticipated films of the year, but it’s about to make movie history. For the first time ever, two of the most iconic superheroes ever created will share the silver screen in a live action movie. Just saying the names Batman and Superman elicits a sense of grandeur behind the film. As a fan it is great to finally see these two legends together at last, especially since both characters have had long film careers.

So, to celebrate one of the craziest, most epic movies ever made I’ll be looking at some of the adaptations the World’s Finest have been in. I say some of the adaptations, because there are so many and so varied that it would be hard to do every single one. So, instead I will focus on the contemporary movies made about the two. Every week, expect to see two articles; one about a Batman movie, and one about a Superman movie. This will all end with a review of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.


These won’t be reviews necessarily, but more like retrospectives and analyses of the films. What each movie did for the superhero (and the superhero genre for that matter), and how they impacted the popular consciousness of the characters. While I will be focusing on the films first that doesn’t mean I won’t look at some of the other adaptations. If there’s time I will look at some of the other adaptations like some of the TV shows or the animated movies. They just will come after the movies, but they will be coming.

So we’ll get started later this week with one of the most famous adaptations of the Dark Knight, Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Nick Enquist
Nick Enquist
Nick Enquist writes opinion pieces and reviews of comic books, movies, and TV shows for Monkeys Fighting Robots.