Re: Is anyone else not excited about Superman and Batman? I feel nothing but dread.
To me the whole thing doesn't seem reactionary at all. This is the film they've wanted to do since before the names Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder were even attached to potential Batman and Superman franchises.
Then they tried to get JLA off the ground twice, and as early as December were trying to get Nolan on board for a Worlds Finest film. That says to me that this was always going to be the plan one way or another as far as WB was concerned. The filmmakers are a different story, but I doubt now that WB had somehow wanted another solo Lex led Superman sequel .
Its reactionary in this sense that they're kicking it into high gear because of Avengers 1 and AAOA, but they've wanted to do something like this since at least 2004. The reason we didn't get a JLA in 2007 is due to scripting reasons plus Nolan and Singer.