“I bet your parents taught you that you mean something, that you’re here for a reason. My parents taught me a different lesson, dying in the gutter for no reason at all…. They taught me that the world only makes sense if you force it to.” - Batman
"Be their hero, Clark. Be their angel, be their monument, be anything they need you to be or be none of it. You don’t owe this world a thing. You never did.” - Martha Kent
"Boy, do we have problems up here! The problem of evil in the world. The problem of absolute virtue…The problem of you on top of everything else. You above all. Ah. ‘Cause that’s what God is. Horus. Apollo. Jehovah. Kal-El. Clark Joseph Kent. See, what we call God depends on our tribe, Clark-Jo, because God is tribal. God takes sides. No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy’s fist and abominations. Mm-mm. I figured it out way back, if God is all powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He’s all good then He cannot be all powerful. And neither can you be. They need to see the fraud you are. With their eyes. The blood on your hands.” – Lex Luthor
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and Diane Lane.
Writers: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer
Director: Zack Snyder
After the polarizing reception to Zack Snyder’s reboot of Superman, he and his team at WB decided to shake things up and dive headfirst into a full-fledged cinematic universe to compete with Marvel’s immensely successful slow build up to The Avengers. This meant that after Man of Steel there would be no need for origin story films because the characters would be already existing people within the film world set up in that first film and to demonstrate they decided to pit the Man of Steel against the Dark Knight, while also allowing for cameos from many of DC’s other forthcoming properties, such as; Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg (while also hinting at Joker, Robin, Batgirl, etc.). What followed was an even more polarizing film that had fans clambering for more and nay-sayers condemning the filmmaker, the film, the studio and even the intellectual properties themselves.