So How Does ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Lead Into ‘Justice League: Part One’?

90 days out. After almost three long years and three San Diego Comic Cons, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will finally be released in theaters 90 days from tonight.

Batman v Superman is going to have many things happening on screen for the very first time. Audiences will not only get to see Ben Affleck’s Batman, but see him paired up on screen with Henry Cavill’s Superman. Oh, and let’s not forget the first cinematic Wonder Woman making her big screen debut and being played by Gal Gadot.

It is indeed the Dawn Of The Justice League. Unfortunately, going forward, everything Warners does with it’s DC characters will be compared to Marvel. The key here is for Warners to be original and stand apart from Marvel.

With the movie being just 90 days away, the following will be Heroic Hollywood’s final scoop on Batman v Superman. I feel we have broken more than enough scoops on this movie and the few remaining surprises left should be for audiences to discover on their own. That being said, I wanted to go out with a bang.

So how exactly does Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice lead into Justice League: Part One?

MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING For Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

Will Warners do a Marvel style post credit sequence to lead into the next installment? Well, not exactly. The following is not only original, but BRILLIANT! Zack Snyder has utilized the following technique before on Watchmen. You guys ready?

The closing credits on Batman v Superman will consist of a montage sequence reminiscent of what Zack Snyder did with the opening credits on Watchmen. Don’t remember that montage? Check it out.

Watchmen opening from Sara Goes on Vimeo.

The opening credits montage on Watchmen ran five minutes and thirty six seconds and was one of the best things about the movie. Set to Bob Dylan’s classic “The times they are a-changin,” the montage gave us the history of The Minutemen and set the tone of the world of Watchmen. The montage was executed wonderfully and set up the 1940s reality of The Minutemen. 

Using this technique as a closing credits montage to set up The Justice League is a stroke of brilliance. It worked for The Minutemen and can work for The Justice League. Using this technique, Warners avoids the comparisons to Marvel in the event they wanted to use a post-credit scene.

In constructing the opening montage for Watchmen, director Zack Snyder told io9

“From the very beginning I said I want to do a cool title sequence from the movie. It was actually the thing that got me started drawing Watchmen [the storyboards]. Because they wanted to know how much did this movie cost….So to get a handle on some of the things I went to the title sequence to see how big that was. I literally went to the beginning of the movie and started. I couldn’t just draw it as a stand along piece because it didn’t make sense to me. I just started drawing from the beginning of the movie and I knew when the button lands we’re going to go into the eye of the button, and that’s where it will start. So I drew up to there. It was funny because I had the music, I knew that was going to be “The Times They Are A Changin’” and I was pretty positive about that. It started to take shape for me as let’s find out where we are in the world. Tracing the alternate history.”

What exactly is in the closing credits montage? Not going to say because that wouldn’t be cool. Again, the movie is exactly 90 days away from tonight. You waited three years, you can wait for the final three months. This is our last scoop on Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

I had a hell of a run getting scoops on this movie. It wasn’t easy. However, just like many of you, I’m HYPED for this movie and will be there in line 90 days from tonight to see it with general audiences. The last trailer played like gangbustrers in the theater I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie should do well and I’ll see you guys in the theater! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

“Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice gets released in theaters on March 25th, 2016. Justice League: Part One will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.