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This Is a Direct Shot at The Walt Disney Company (DIS)’s “The Avengers”

That’s no matter, though: The next Man of Steel is said to feature the two characters relatively early in their lives as they grapple with their new superhero status, so a new Batman should be readily welcomed by viewers even if they’re familiar with the existing franchise.

Better yet, Snyder also hinted that Batman may serve as Superman’s nemesis this time around, as Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix took the opportunity to read the following passage from Frank Miller’s 1986 comic book The Dark Knight Returns:

I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come. In all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.

Frank Miller’s The Dark Night Returns, 1986, Image source: Wikipedia

Better better yet, The Hollywood Reporter also cited sources saying Warner Brothers has outlined tentative plans to release more DC-powered movies with The Flash in 2016, followed by The Justice League — the DC universe’s rough equivalent to The Avengers — in 2017.

In the end, I suppose the folks at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) probably saw this coming, but this news can’t make the House of Mouse particularly happy now that Warner Brothers is finally ramping up their efforts to recreate Marvel’s success.

But what do you think? Will Warner Brothers’ new slate of DC superhero movies dampen the achievements of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s Marvel going forward?

In any case, it’s also easy to forget this fight doesn’t end with the big screen.

The article This Is a Direct Shot at Disney’s “The Avengers” originally appeared on and is written by Steve Symington.

Fool contributor Steve Symington owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple, Google, Netflix, and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS).

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