From its first movie, ‘Iron Man’, Marvel Studios began not only building its shared universe but also teased the eventual formation of ‘The Avengers’.  Warner Brothers is slightly working in reverse.  Building on ‘Man of Steel’, next year’s ‘Batman V Superman’ will see the creation of a DC shared universe with ‘Justice League Part One’ arriving in 2017 without the benefit of most of its members being introduced to movie audiences in their own movies first.  But apparently, Warner Brothers isn’t going to bring in Aquaman and the others cold.  ‘Batman V Superman’ will introduce these heroes to audiences, and director Zack Snyder is drawing from his prior superhero film ‘The Watchman’ for inspiration.

Allegedly, the closing credits for ‘Batman V Superman’ will resemble the opening credits of ‘The Watchmen’, which you may recall, was a montage set to Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A’Changing’ which in a nutshell detailed the histories of The Minutemen, the 1940s precursors to the modern-age Watchmen.

This could reinforce earlier reports of Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash popping up very briefly.  There were reports that the characters would appear on a security monitor– that Aquaman would be seen in a containment pod of some sort and that The Flash would only appear as a blur.  But perhaps instead of the security monitor, audiences will actually get a brief glimpse of these heroes in action.

Since Snyder directed ‘The Watchmen’ and ‘Batman V Superman’, presumably his new montage will be similar.  If you’d like a refresher and would like an idea of what to expect, here is the original ‘Watchmen’ clip:

Watchmen opening from Sara Goes on Vimeo.

As of now, this is just a rumor, but it’s pretty much guaranteed that these additional heroes will appear and a montage works as well as any other cameo. Plus, this way, they wouldn’t necessarily be shoehorned into the movie’s main storyline, which is already loaded with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and a host of additional supporting characters.

What do you think?  Is a montage the way to go to introduce movie audiences to the heroes of the DC universe?  Or would you prefer the tried and true post-credits format?

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ premiers on March 25, 2016.

Source: Heroic Hollywood