Batman v Superman a reboot of Kramer vs. Kramer

08-03-16

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage Mandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock (5140692c) Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill 'Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice' film - 2016

SUPERHERO fans have been surprised to learn Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a reboot of 1979 divorce film Kramer vs. Kramer.

The reboot will feature Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent as a married couple whose relationship breaks down, leading to a bitter custody battle for their adopted son Robin.

Producer Julian Cook said: “It’s about two superheroes who both love their child but no longer love each other.

“We see them on happy family holidays in Tuscany, and Batman being overjoyed at his son riding a bike without stabilizers for the first time.

“But then the rot sets in as they’re both ambitious workaholics, plus Superman’s more of a day person while Batman, as you might expect, tends to stay up late.”

The film climaxes with both men finding out who gets custody of the child at a 7am court hearing.

Cook added: “That’s where the title Dawn of Justice comes from. The winning superhero takes the kid off to Costa for a hot chocolate while the other one stays in the rain, forlornly clutching a wet teddy.”

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