This year, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Batman and his first appearance in the Detective Comics back in May 1939. Superman celebrated its 75th milestone in 2013 and Wonder Woman will turn 75 in 2015.
It has been decided that the May 06, 2016 release of Snyder‘s film will feature the three of the most iconic superhero characters in the world as it gathers Gadot, Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman and Ben Affleck taking up Batman‘s mantle.
Batman is one of the most recognisable icons in American popular culture, and it’s been 75 years since he became a global phenomenon. The immense impact he’s had on the world of comics, television and movies is astounding.
Batman’s come a long way since that first appearance in issue number of Detective Comics, with a cover date of May of 1939. Superhero comics consisted of only a small handful of other characters, the most significant of course being Superman, who made his own entry into pop culture history the previous year in the April dated first issue of Action Comics.
Batman borrowed a great deal from the tradition of the Shadow and Zorro, as well as a few of the early superhero characters like Superman and the Phantom. And there was some influence taken from the feature film The Bat Whispers, too.
Now, Warner Bros. is poised to reintroduce Batman on the big screen, but for the first time he will exist within a world occupied by other DC Comics superheroes as well.
The new Batman makes his debut in a sequel to 2013’s Superman reboot Man Of Steel, where we’ll get a chance to see Batman interacting with Superman (played again by Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot), as well as additional heroes and villains from the comics.
Director Zack Snyder is tasked with bringing this new Batman and expanded DC Superhero universe to life for the very first time in live-action film, working with writers David Goyer and Chris Terrio.
Here’s wishing the entire team all the best for many more glorious years ahead.