The Bat/Supes Dynamic

Discussion in 'Justice League' started by DoomsdayApex, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. DoomsdayApex Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    As we've noticed, whether it be in the comics or animated shows, the relationship between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel is at times uneasy, complicated, fulfilling, playful, tense, touching, competitive, etc. In a nutshell, both have a strong and trusting bond with admiration and mutual respect for each other, yet they don't see eye-to-eye on many occasions based on their personalities, methods and philosophical views. So considering that a live-action adaptation of the partnership is possibly on the horizon, how would you approach the daunting introduction to Batman and Superman, and handle the dynamic between the two (at the start, and as the franchise expands)?

     
    #1 DoomsdayApex, Aug 23, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  2. Rowsdower! Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    27,933
    Likes Received:
    4
    I'm hoping for an Apollo/Midnighter type of relationship.

    Hey, it would get people talking!
     
  3. DoomsdayApex Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    :funny:

    You damn right it would get people talking!
     
  4. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    37,414
    Likes Received:
    12,095
  5. Zionite1 Registered

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im tired of seeing Supes and Bats fight.Want a good bromance-Something like Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan.Well yeah they can fight but let it be a fight with equals not a Batman is right-Superman-is-a-touchy-feely-pansy fight which the Paul dini likes
     
    #5 Zionite1, Aug 23, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  6. DoomsdayApex Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't see how the confrontations have been biased. In most cases, both are right and/or wrong, but the issue with Bats and Supes is how they differ when managing a situation.
     
    #6 DoomsdayApex, Aug 23, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  7. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    37,414
    Likes Received:
    12,095
    Their dynamic should be that of parents dealing with a rebellious teen. They both have different parenting styles which both have flaws, but when together they can make a somewhat capable young adult. Or something like that... I don't know what I'm talking about...
     
  8. cleverusername8 Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,081
    Likes Received:
    0
    What show is that clip from? I've seen it before but I can't put my finger on it...

    But I think they should definitely fight. Not physically but disgree on almost everything at the start. Superman will see Bats as reckless, unprofessional, and unnecessarily rough while Bats will see Superman as too soft and naive. Of course by the end they'd have reached an understanding with each other and respected one another as heroes.

    On this subject I think the whole team should clash at the beginning like Avengers/the New 52.

    Wonder Woman would feel the need to show up Superman.

    Green Lantern would Be condescending to the rest of the team since the threats the GL Corps face are bigger than any of them have seen.

    Martian Manhunter would have his obvious reservations about humanity in general.

    And it goes on.
     
  9. DoomsdayApex Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it's from 'The New Batman Adventures'.
     
  10. Mace Dolex Powerful User

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,593
    Likes Received:
    4
    They should do like the old World's Finest comics and refer to each other as "chum" and "old friend".
     
  11. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    14,681
    Likes Received:
    7,297
    Woody / Buzz
     
  12. DoomsdayApex Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    0
  13. Cassandra Cain YAS KWEEN!

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,943
    Likes Received:
    0
    Those two comic strips mostly sums up the respect they have for each other. But no doubt, there's alway tension between the two. I doubt it'll be a bromance like that of Xavier and Erik in X-men (before they became violent rivals), but it'll probably have a little bit of both their friendship and alliance, as well as their disagreements and rivalry.
     
  14. Project862006 Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    21,197
    Likes Received:
    1
    they just have to make sure they dont wolverine/cyclops thier relationship

    where people love the rebel and cant stand the stuck up boy scout
     
  15. Cassandra Cain YAS KWEEN!

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,943
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^ If anything, I think Batman would have a hard time getting along with someone like Wolverine. :woot:
     
  16. mjbull23 Beyond Good and Evil

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tense relationship. With Batman supplying most of the Tension. Superman reaching out to Batman several times with proverbial Olive branch, only to be shunned and condescended to.

    The occasional verbal jabs between the two, one-liners by Batman, the occasional zingers. But in the end, the two work cooperatively inspite of a less than stellar repetoire between the two leaders of the JLA.
     
  17. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    46,091
    Likes Received:
    3,728
    Maybe like Wolverine / Cyclops? or Captain America / Iron Man.
     
  18. TheWatcher Dapper

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Timm/Dini universe had the dynamic down pat.
     
  19. nogap87 Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    0
    Timm/Dini dynamic would be cool. As long as their relationship isn't defined by them being complete a**holes to each other like Spider-Man and Human Torch. I hate it when those two get together.
     
  20. Project862006 Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    21,197
    Likes Received:
    1
    problem there is syclops and cap are both very stoic in personality

    superman should'nt

    and especially with cyclops on film he was portrayed kind of obnoxious and stuck up boy scout

    i dont want the scenario where people prefer the bad ass over the leader

    aka wolverine/cyclops
     
  21. DoomsdayApex Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe the relationship between the two in Justice League shouldn't parallel Captain/Stark or Cyclop/Wolverine. Now, I'm not suggesting that ego and tension shouldn't get in the way, but Clark's and Bruce's dynamic should carry it's own unique sense of rivalry.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"