There have been tons of rumors and casting speculations surrounding the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE movie. Beyond the confirmed images of Batman and Superman, news sites have linked Jason Mamoa to Aquaman, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to John Stewart (green lantern), and other small characters such as Victor Zsasz, Nightwing, and Carrie Kelly (Robin from The Dark Knight Returns).

This week, a leaked version of the first draft of the script landed in my hands and I’ve been perusing it on my own time, trying to see what its all about. I cannot vouch for the validity of this script, except that Kevin Smith confirmed he did not write a fake draft to throw off news sites/fanboys. What I can tell you, is that from this script, it appears to be a first draft. There is no official title on the front page and does not include any rewrites that are happening by Chris Terrio ( Argo). All of the characters above are included in the screenplay, and even if this isn’t the final movie…its a damn enjoyable read. I was able to vividly imagine the scenes as they played out. Even some of the most recent images leaked by on-site photogs depict filming of some of these scenes. Yes, I’d probably watch this without any hesitation.

It isn’t all rainbows and butterflies though, as the screenplay does include some pretty basic dialog. This is probably where the rewrites will need to come in and clean up the overall play between characters. It wasn’t painful, but we’re expecting gold when this movie airs in 2016, and this is juvenile at best. Also, I do fret for non-DC comics readers, as they quickly introduce characters without backgrounds. Marvel has done the opposite of such, giving us individual movies before team ups, but perhaps a change in formula is what DC/WB needs to break out and be noticed. As I was once told, “you can only break out of prison that way once, from then on its closed off and can’t be used again.” A fitting description on how to make super hero movies.

We’re going to make the PDF available for you to read! If you’re looking for something to do, you can save a copy to your tablet/computer and read it on your free time. I will warn you, if this turns out to be true, then there are SPOILERS ahead, my friends. Either way, we hope you enjoy!

The World’s Finest – PDF Download


[signoff icon=”icon-video”]Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.[/signoff]

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