It’s going to be based on the Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness Superman/Batman tale “Public Enemies,” where president Lex Luthor declares Supes and Bats, uh… public enemies. It’s due this fall, and while I haven’t read the comic, I’ll give ’em the benefit of the doubt after the pretty good Wonder Woman cartoon movie that just got released.
Still, there’s no way it’ll be half as good as the original animated Batman/Superman movie, in which the two heroes first meet when Bruce Wayne macks on Lois Lane immediately upon setting foot in Metropolis, in front of Clark Kent, and then Batman (fast-froward to 7:30) basically just owns Superman during their first costumed encounter. It’s worth cackling over. (Via Robot 6)
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