Originally Posted by I Am The Knight
Define antagonist in the context of this movie?
Well I've been using this case as an example for months, but basically, he'd be to Superman on what "The Rock" was to Vin Diesal's character in "Fast Five".
And another example would be like what Karl Urban's character was to Bruce Willis's character in "Red".
So basically, not a "villain" for the story, but certainly not a friend or ally for a majority of the film.
Batman would be after Superman for a majority of the film, causing him problems along the way, and it's only after a climactic showdown of some sort, mixed in with some heroic deed and big realization, that Batman decides not to see Superman as the enemy..