Zack Snyder may be a bad story-teller, but in all fairness is a talented cinematographer. Luckily enough for us, Christopher Nolan is the kind of guy that would start trolling a baddie if they are bad. Which let’s be honest if you are dealing with Zack Snyder; that is going to be the case more often than not.
#TROLOLOLOL. Disney finally bought itself out of Marvel’s Paramount contract, but is still paying 8% and 9% royalties on grosses $1,511,757,910 (The Avengers) and $1,147,575,931 (Iron Man 3) respectively. Granting Paramount roughly 200$mill without breaking a sweat. Or literally even doing anything. Thor: The Dark World however: will be Marvel Studios’ first foot-loose and fancy-free “in-house” project. With a little bit of wiggle-room, Marvel has already started writing up scripts for some of it’s most recently re-acquired intellectual property most notably: Blade, Punisher, Daredevil, Ghostrider, and Doctor Strange.
They’re back in the fold, which is where we want them to be. — Marvel President Kevin Feige
Bruce Thomas Wayne a.k.a. Batman is a billionaire vigilante son of industrialist’s Thomas and Martha Wayne, CEO/President of Wayne Enterprises. The prince of Gotham City, Bruce had the unfortunate luck of witnessing his parents murder at the age of 10. Never fully mourning his parents death, Bruce spent his youth on a global sojourn; learning, honing, and polishing a variety of martial arts including:
Eskrima, Krav Maga, Capoeira, Savate, Yawyan, Taekwondo, Judo, Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, Kendo, Fencing, Kenjitsu, Kali, Bojutsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Hapkido, Wing Chun, Parkour, Shorin Ryu, Silat, Chin Na, Hokuto Shinkendo, Kyudo, Aikido, Varma Adi, Jeet Kun Do, Shaolin, Hung Ga, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Kenpo, and Karate
Training himself to near physical and intellectual perfection: Bruce Wayne swore an oath to rid Gotham City of the evil that had taken his parents’ lives. Choosing his vivid childhood-fear the Bat as an avatar, Bruce decided that he would strike fear in the hearts of his enemies. With a knack for escape artistry and forensics, The Caped Crusader’s physical prowess is unrivaled. Impulsive, visceral, disciplined, and enterprising the The Dark Knight is above all a utilitarian; and knows, as all Artisan’s do that:
Those who travel fast, travel alone. — Please Understand Me II p. 66
Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman is a humble superhero son of Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, who seeks sanctuary in the Fortress of Solitude. Saving their only son from Krypton’s dire fate, Kal-El’s parents sent him to Earth, where he would be adopted by a farm family in Smallville, Kansas. Raised with an enduring moral fiber, Clark Kent would soon discover that exposure to the Earth’s sunlight would supercharge his cells into living solar batteries and gift him with incredible superhuman abilities. An unassuming news reporter Clark Kent by day, an omnipotent selfless Superman by night; The Big Blue Boy-Scout decided that:
With great power comes great responsibility— Clark Kent (New Earth)
It is a remarkable dichotomy. In many ways, Clark is the most human of us all. Then… he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god. And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him. — Bruce Wayne (New-Earth continuity) src
New Spoiler-ish trailer analysis from some kindly nerds: