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Discussion in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' started by LibidoLoca, Jul 11, 2014.
Bringing this here, so I don't pollute the All Things thread.
I had fun reading that Loca.
Thank you. I'm planning to write a few more. Continuing with a debate about feminism between Diana and Bruce.
Can't wait to read more.
Part One: Rough Draft
The movie opens with an airline accident. A plane is about to crash in the ocean when Superman comes along and catches the plane. It should be a simple save but during it Superman goes weak and ill. Superman fights through this and lands the plane on a nearby island. He sees to the people inside...some are afraid of him...some see him as a savior. Superman says some words of encouragement and flies away. From the island's jungle brush a beautiful woman watches the whole scene.
Back at the Daily Planet Clark and Lois talk about the downed plane.
Lois:"That's the seventh one in over a month in that area."
Clark:"Something is making those planes go down."
Lois:" Could it be something left over from the World Engine?"
Cut to Lex Corp. Lex Luthor arrives by helicopter. He smiles as he enters the lobby. A senator is waiting for him. Lex is erratic, spastic, whimsical. The boss everyone wishes they had. He grabs a basketball from a nearby employee and shoots it.
Lex: "Step into my office"
Once in the office Lex drops the act. He is cold and serious.
Lex: We finally have something. This is footage from earlier today.
Lex clicks a button and a screen comes to life. It's footage of Superman saving a plane.
Lex: Wait for it.
The footage captures Superman's moment of weakness.
Lex: Interesting? No. This is our means of eliminating the alien.
Senator: You can weaponize this?
Lex gives the senator a look as if to say 'of course'.
Senator: You just happened to be on site with a video camera?
Lex: The less you know about my methods the less you can try to micromanage them.
The senator exits the office. Mercy Graves enters.
Lex: We can stop blowing up planes over the Pacific now.
INT. WAYNE MANOR: THE STUDY - AFTERNOON
Bruce Wayne thinks over Diana's words after the dinner for Senator Wilkins. He is taken out of his thoughts by his butler, ALFRED PENNYWORTH as he places a metal tray of food on the end table.
You seem rather distracted and in deep thought, Master Wayne.
I just have a lot on my mind, Alfred. You of all people should know that.
I thought you would be less cranky now that you depend solely on the drones to patrol Gotham. Less I forget, you prefer to stay glued to your monitors into the wee small hours letting your dinner get cold.
Okay, okay. I give. I'll eat. Sometimes you're worse than a nagging housewife.
(laying down some silverware)
A nagging housewife to some can be seen as a caring one to others. Now before you forget, Mr. Fox called while you were gone and said the meeting with Wilkins and LexCorp would be tomorrow at 9:00 AM. I set your clock unless you oversleep then I have a spray bottle of ice water on hand.
Alfred looks over as Bruce wistfully plays with the food on his plate. Stirring it about with no intention of eating. Once again deep in thought. Then Alfred remembered...
(begins to dust the books)
The weatherman said it would be sunny all week with minor clouds covering the sky. It's rained far too many times for that to possibly be true. I bet all my salary which isn't much compared to the high rollers in Reno or Monte Carlo, but it is still a hefty sum that he'll be wrong again. Sometimes I wonder why they won't find another meteorologist and spare us the trouble-
Alfred, why the idle chit chat?
I think we both know, sir. You're not the only one who can read people. I have known you far too long not to know what's wrong. And it also helps that there is a calendar hanging on the wall of my room.
Alfred steps in front of Bruce and kneels to his eye level.
She would want you to move on. There was nothing you could have done.
I abandoned her, Alfred. If I had just solved that murder a few hours earlier. She would have been alive.
Mourning is natural, but two years is where it may get excessive. We must honor people's memories, not stagnate because of them. She loved you.
I sometimes believe she isn't gone. Like she's alive somewhere.
It doesn't hurt to want or dream.
(looks out window)
See! I told you. He got it wrong again. It's drizzling.
(turns to Bruce)
Guess I'm a rich man, too.
(smiles and returns to his dusting)
EXT. KENT FARM - NOON
Clark plays fetch with the dog while sitting on the bed of a pick up truck as his mother, MARTHA KENT is hanging clothes on the clothes line to dry.
(shakes out some shirts)
So why fly all the way out here just to let me do your laundry, Clark?
(throws ball for dog)
I just wanted to talk about something.
(hangs clothing on the wire)
Well it sure is something cause you wouldn't come all this way with it being a whole lot of nothing.
(takes the ball back)
It's not really that long of way here.
(walks up to him and sits down next to him)
I know. Just trying to guilt it out of ya.
(places hand on his shoulder)
So ask away.
It's about me and Lois.
Lois and me.
(chuckles and shakes his head)
Right, Lois and me. We've been going steady for a long time and she's been very supportive of my "career choice".
So I take it's very serious between you two.
I knew it as much. The glances, the awkward talks, the way you smile when you say her name.
There it is. I knew as soon as you brought her over for dinner, so I can finally meet her that there was something special there. But you didn't come here to update me on your relationship status.
No. I wanted to talk about our belongings.
What EXACTLY survived during the attack?
Well, I was able to salvage most of our wedding china, the photo albums, that one dress that never did go with anything...
(pauses and turns to Clark)
If you're talking about what I think you're talking about.
(Clark nods and Martha hugs him)
Oh honey! I got it in my dresser drawer. Let me go get it.
Those are awesome Libido! Just one thing, it would be better if when Clark is Superman you name him "Superman", same with Bats.
You should just take over the movie, Loca! I'll be your agent! I want 75% of your earnings, though. Okay?
INT. WAYNE ENTERPRISES - EVENING
Bruce is about to leave for the day after the meeting. As he is leaving he sees one of the doors to the archives is opened and a flashing light is shining inside. Bruce enters the room and sees a woman dressed in a white jumpsuit taking pictures of blueprints.
(turns on light and closes door)
May I help you with something?
The woman turns to reveal Diana.
Bruce?!? I'm sorry I was just touring your company and had gotten lost.
(he slowly steps towards her)
Lost, huh. I guess the camera is for site seeing and pictures to send home to the family. You see Miss Prince, I don't take kindly to spies in my company. There's some sensitive information that we wouldn't want to fall in the wrong hands.
Well, I'm sure you do, but I best be going now.
Bruce stops her.
I'm afraid I can't let you leave with those.
(grabs her shoulder and gestures towards the camera)
Of course. Just let me turn it off first.
Diana suddenly flips Bruce over and lunges for the door. Bruce gets up and recovers from the attack, only to see her dashing down the hall.
So I guess we have to do things the hard way.
I'll cancel the pizzas.
No, don't. Call in another two triple cheese supremes. *hands over Bat credit card*
Crime doesn't rest, and nor does my appetite.
Very well, sir.
I can't believe you wrote that AnneFan. I can't believe they fired Zack Snyder and brought Shoemaker back. Shame on WB.
Anyway, I loved the scene with Martha Loca and Bruce and Diana are just...yes, me likey.
EXT. ROOFTOPS - DUSK
Diana heads up to the roof of the Wayne Enterprises building through the stairs and contacts someone using a wired earpiece.
This is Diana. I have the photos. I will meet you at the rendezvous point at 07:00.
Tell them you were mistaken.
A cloaked figure appears from the shadows to reveal BATMAN.
I believe you have something that doesn't belong to you.
So the Dark Knight returns. The legends were true after all. I'm sorry, but I cannot part with these any time soon, so if you will pardon me-
(turns to leave)
(cuts her off)
I'm afraid I can't let you leave with those.
I'm truly growing weary of being told what I can and cannot do.
Diana tries to make a dash for it only for Batman to attempt a strike at her hand carrying the camera. Diana blocks his attack and lunges for the next rooftop. Batman follows her and uses a Batarang to try knock the camera out of her hand only for her to block it with her wrists. Batman wonders why she didn't sustain any injuries. The two continue running along the rooftops of Gotham each trying to get the camera.
I'm quite impressed. It's not an ordinary occurrence for a man to keep up with me.
Well as you may have noticed, I'm not your typical man.
Batman knocks the camera out of Diana's hands and uses his grappling hook to swing away. Diana quickly follows him along the rooftops above gaining speed. Suddenly a golden rope snares the camera and it's taken out of Batman's hand. Batman turns to see Diana has used a lasso to get the camera back. Diana continues on to the rendezvous point with the camera in tow. Suddenly, her legs get tied together by a steel cable. She drops the camera where it slides across the rooftop and almost off the edge, but it is stopped by a boot belonging to Batman.
You are very elusive, but I'm afraid our chase is over.
(turns to glide away)
I'm afraid not.
Diana easily breaks the cable and dashes towards Batman knocking the camera out of his hand with a boomerang and catches it once more with her lasso. Batman tries to use his grappling hook to get it back only for Diana to cut the rope with a sword. She gets away with the camera.
EXT: RENDEZVOUS POINT - NIGHT
Diana arrives with the camera, but doesn't see her contact in sight. She tries to call him again with her earpiece.
This is Diana, where are you?
Diana turns to see a familiar figure.
Glad I can be of service and do WonderBats some justice. They're not a couple per se. They just interact a lot.
I think their interactions have been more than enough even without romance.
INT. LOIS LANE'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Lois applies lipstick as she prepares for a special dinner Clark has planned for the two of them at a new restaurant that opened in Metropolis. She hears the phone ring.
(picks up phone)
Are you ready?
(rummages through closet)
Just need to find a pair of shoes that go with this dress. I'll be right down to see you in five minutes.
I think it'll be sooner than that.
Lois turns to the window to see a familiar face.
No need to go downstairs, Miss Lane. Your chariot awaits.
(holds his hand out)
Clark, no. I can't fly around Metropolis in this.
(tugs on her dress)
It's not chilly out and I promise I'll take it slow.
Lois thinks this over for a few seconds.
Wait right here.
I don't think I have much of a choice.
Lois waves her hands dismissing his comment and grabs a pair of shoes and puts on some earrings. She comes back to the window.
If we're going to do this, I at least want to look my best.
Superman cradles Lois bridal style as she wraps her arms around his neck.
I better not find any up skirt shots of me in the paper tomorrow.
Are you really that concerned?
I can see it now: Superman's #1 Gal, Showing Off for All Around.
(smiles and laughs)
You worry too much you know that.
Somebody's got to. When you're dating an alien, a bit of worrying wouldn't hurt.
Superman flies Lois all across different landmarks in Metropolis as they both watch the city lights in awe and wonder. He suddenly takes her to a skyscraper where he balances her on his toes where they share a kiss.
This has been fun, Smallville, but I think we're going to miss our reservation.
Just one moment. You were the first person outside of my family I could truly trust. Someone who given the opportunity could have easily revealed my secret to the world.
(reaches for something in his suit)
Superman lands on the edge of the skyscraper and kneels before Lois.
Lois Lane, will you do me the honor of-
(tears forming in her eyes)
You kinda spring this on me at the last minute, huh?
(wipes away tears)
Superman slips the ring on her finger and then suggests...
How about we skip dinner?
Still loving the scenes Loca. Roach, I'm anxious for more!
Still trying to weave them into a script somehow.
EXT. RENDEZVOUS POINT - NIGHT
Diana is slightly startled upon seeing Batman, but rather than flee she prepares a fighting stance.
Your tenacity is quite admirable. It signifies you have the will of a warrior.
Thanks. I'd like to know when my opponents think so highly of me.
Diana flashes her teeth.
Let's skip the pleasantries and finish what we started.
Diana holds up the camera and places it on the very end of the roof. She walks back to her position and prepares to fight. Batman makes the first move with a swift punch to her face. Diana dodges and grabs his arm hurling him to the edge of the roof. Batman backflips back into position and charges with a high jump kick landing a blow into Diana's abdomen. Diana is hurled against and air conditioning unit. Diana grabs its remains and hurls it towards Batman. Batman dodges, but Diana uses her lasso to snare his arms and pulls him towards her kicking his stomach. She pulls again and elbows his face to the ground and pins him with his arm behind his back.
Submit, and I'll let you leave here with your arm in one piece, Batman. I do not wish to harm you.
Batman suddenly loosens from her grip and slides from underneath her and delivers a swift kick to her legs tripping her. He then tethers her leg to a water tower with another steel cable.
You're quite the fighter. But I'll be taking those pictures back now.
As Batman walks over to the camera. Diana easily snaps the cable and lunges a jump kick to his back. Batman falls over the ledge, but Diana grabs his hand before he falls. Batman looks up with disbelief.
I told you I did not wish to harm you. I never go back on my word.
Diana pulls him up and gives the camera to Batman. Before Diana can say anything he responds to the gesture.
You already sent the pictures to your contact.
You see, Mr. Wayne. Man's World has evolved to the point where everything can be reached with just a small touch.
EXT. TRAIN - DAY
Steve and Diana head onto the roof of the car and try to escape the Axis troops. Diana leads the Ally soldiers to the cart behind her has she shields them with her bracelets. Suddenly one bullets ricochets into her shoulder. Diana grunts in pain.
(places a hand on her uninjured shoulder)
I'm fine. Just go with the others.
I'm not leaving without you.
No! Get back now.
You're bleeding too much. I need to get you some medical help.
It's not. Let me help you.
I don't need any man's help.
Look princess! I don't want your blood on my hands. I made a promise to make sure you make it back to your home in one piece. Trust me.
Trust works both ways. Now do you TRUST me to get you to safety?
Steve stares down Diana for a few moments before he hears more gunfire. Steve uses his body to shield Diana and gets hit twice in his shoulder blade and lower back.
Diana grabs Steve and carries him to the Ally troops waiting in the car behind them. After he's safe inside, one of the troops asks...
Are you coming in?
I have unfinished work here.
But you'll be killed!
If you don't close that door, you'll be too.
As the Axis troops approach, Diana musters all her strength and grabs on to the train car in front of her. She grips the rim so tightly that it bends to her touch. She twists her entire body until the entire back of the train is flipped over killing many of the enemy troops in a fiery blast.
INT. LEXCORP - DAY
SENATOR SAMANTHA WILKINS and LEX LUTHOR have a meeting about her campaign strategy. Luthor being her primary backer and co-developer of the metahuman monitoring system she plans to have approved by the government.
So what makes you think Congress will approve such a system?
This isn't another "Star Wars", Lex. As of now, it's simply a reconnaissance system. Gathering all the information it can on their kind. Once the bill is passed we will have specially trained agents monitoring metahuman activity at all times.
(pours two glasses of liquor)
And what makes you so sure the President won't veto the bill?
She and I are old golfing buddies.
(hands drink to her)
Perhaps Diane will see it your way, but I still have my doubts. Perhaps entering the private sector would be the better route.
And have the FCC and all the other agencies sticking their fingers into the pie? I don't think so. My whole platform is built around this bill, Lex. I had hoped my primary financer would have more confidence than this. The Metahuman Defense Act will be created to save lives and to ensure the welfare of regular citizens.
You don't have to repeat your campaign slogans. You already have my vote. I'm just saying a "Plan B" would be beneficial.
(stops before taking a sip)
And what would that be?
We need to give Congress some, "incentive".
To help them see our view of the metahuman population as a threat... with their mascot.
I don't want to hear about it. The less I know, the better.
EXT. RENDEZVOUS POINT - NIGHT
Batman doesn't respond to the sudden address of his real name to Diana. Instead he asks...
Then why lead me all the way here?
Even though his mind is telling him it's a trap.
I needed to give you incentive to come after me to this location. My contact and I would like to have a word with you.
Suddenly a helicopter shines a light onto the rooftop.
(yelling over the roar of the blades)
That would be him now.
The helicopter opens and a man slides down the cables from the sides. Batman stares down the figure as he approaches.
Bruce, I would like you to meet STEVE TREVOR.
Batman still does not respond to the name as he observes Steve.
Nice to meet you. We've heard urban legends of The Batman in Gotham, but never seen him up close.
(holds out hand)
Batman observes the gesture for a moment before clasping the hand to return a handshake.
And your name?
Diana nudges Steve.
You may call me Batman.
(gives a reassuring look)
It's okay we know who you really are.
(cocks an eyebrow)
I think you're mistaken.
(turns head to Steve, annoyed)
He knows, too.
(elbows Steve once more)
I just wanted to hear him say it.
So why did you lead me here?
Right. We're here to request you for a special team, Mr. Wayne.
Batman still doesn't respond to the name.
It involves global security.
I don't want to step on Loca's toes so here is my write up for a WW solo.
Ancient times...in the age of gods and heroes...beyond the mortal realm...the Olympians over threw the Titans and jailed them in Tartarus. The Titans dreamed of revenge. In secret Cronus had a powerful sword forged...a sword capable of killing a god. Human worshippers and clerks helped to free the Titans and war raged in heaven. The war ended when Zeus and Cronus slew each other. Leaderless the Titans fled. The surviving Olympians fought over what to do with the sword until Athena, decided the best course of action was to lock the sword away from man and god.
Poseidon created an island to house the godkiller, where it rests to this day. Knowing the treacherous hearts of man...that they would try to find this weapon and lay waste to the heavens guardians were created to protect the sword...and thus the Amazons were created. Fierce warrior women gifted by all the gods. The surviving gods, mourning for Zeus, withdrew from humanity.
and for a millennia the gods and titans passed from human thought...as did the godkiller.
Modern times: A very expensive yacht passes through the strait of Gibraltar. The captain turns to his first mate
Captain(in Greek): Let Mr. Chronis that we are in the Mediterranean.
The first mate nods and goes below deck.
In the main Cabin a youthful couple are making out. There is a knock on the door.
First Mate(in Greek) We've arrived in the Med, sir.
Mr. Chronis looks at the dark haired female with him.
Chronis: (in Greek) Very well. Best speed to Ibiza.
First Mate: Yes, sir.
Chronis: (to the female) Time to work, Cassandra.
Cassandra: For the spell to work I will need all of the crew's blood.
Chronis: Take as much as you need.
You're not stepping on anyone's toes. The whole point of this thread is to post your own BvS related ideas and give examples in your own writings. I love your prologue, by the way.
I'm actually happy someone else is posting stuff besides me.