Batman vs. Superman Billboard in I am Legend

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You may have already heard about it — there is a scene early on in “I am Legend” (I’m still writing a review for it, by the way) early in the film where Will Smith is in a deserted Times Square, and as the camera slowly pans, there is a giant “Batman vs. Superman” poster/billboard staring right back at you. It looks like advertising for “Batman vs. Superman”, and since the world of “I am Legend” has remained unchanged since 2009, what are the filmmakers trying to tell us?

SuperHeroHype has some background on the billboard:

[I am Legend writer Akiva] Goldsman was once attached to a real Batman vs. Superman movie, but the script didn’t get the green light. He also wrote Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

In the movie, even though it is 2012, the virus hit in 2009, so Goldsman thought about which movies “could” possibly come to theaters in ’09.

Thanks to reader Greg, who emailed me the “Batman vs. Superman” billboard from the movie. I have no idea where Greg got it, so don’t ask.

Batman vs. Superman Billboard from I am Legend

Another, cleaner look at the same billboard from a DVD grab:

Batman vs. Superman Billboard from I am Legend

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  • Dedpool3678

    Not Happening. Not until they get the Supes reboot done.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Not Happening. Not until they get the Supes reboot done.

  • RachelAnne.

    Batman is boss. The end.

  • RachelAnne.

    Batman is boss. The end.

  • Steve

    Um HELLO…!!! BATMAN IS NOT A “SUPER” hero. He has no “SUPER” powers. He is not an “ALIEN” hasn't been exposed to “GAMMA RAYS”, wasn't bitten by an insect, is not a “MUTANT”. He is a “CRIME FIGHTER” and the “WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE”.

  • Steve

    Um HELLO…!!! BATMAN IS NOT A “SUPER” hero. He has no “SUPER” powers. He is not an “ALIEN” hasn't been exposed to “GAMMA RAYS”, wasn't bitten by an insect, is not a “MUTANT”. He is a “CRIME FIGHTER” and the “WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE”.

  • NotevenaDCfan…

    This is a simple debate, if batman is aware of superman’s malice toward him (which he would be, as batman has every gadget on him that he happens to need for the moment, which he obtained through is world’s greatest detective abilities) and had Kryptonite, then Bats would win, as he’d just out-gadget and maneuver past a not-so-Super man.

    Without kryptonite, well then superman wins since that’s his only weakness? But saying that batman wouldn’t be prepared WITH this when going to fight superman is ignoring half of batman’s abilities, which is the ability to plan ahead better than anyone.