For DC Comics fans or those of the superhero genre, we have a rare opportunity for you to watch the fan-made film, Man of Tomorrow, which combines elements of both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Film editor Joe Williams’ 2 1/2 version of this story recuts and combines both versions of Zack Snyder’s films for DC Comics, spotlighting, as well as centralizing Superman’s complex and dark story.
“Man of Tomorrow is a narrative experiment that combines Man of Steel and Batman v Superman into one film,” said Williams. “The goal was to use material from both films to form a single, feature-length, 3-act structure that focuses on Superman. I decided to try to combine material from both films, focusing on their strengths and streamlining the narrative to the rise and fall of Superman.”
“Since I started with Man of Steel (2.2 hrs) and Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition (3 hrs), keeping the running-time down to 2.5 hours was no small task. A lot of plot wasn’t used (most of the Krypton sequence, the Smallville fight, the Africa subplot, the jar of pee…), but because the major threads that lead to the 3rd act of Batman v Superman came directly from the battle in Metropolis (the crashed Kryptonian ship, the Kryptonite from the world engine, Batman’s distrust of Superman’s power) I chose to hone in on those story points as the core of the narrative for Man of Tomorrow,” stated Williams. Several scenes were reordered or reworked to fit the new narrative structure and better weave the material from the two films together. For example, Batman/Bruce Wayne is introduced in the 1st act, Superman doesn’t put on his suit until Zod appears, Lex Luthor interacts with the Kryptonian ship earlier, the
“Several scenes were reordered or reworked to fit the new narrative structure and better weave the material from the two films together. For example: Batman/Bruce Wayne is introduced in the 1st act, Superman doesn’t put on his suit until Zod appears, Lex Luthor interacts with the Kryptonian ship earlier, the dour shots of Superman’s heroism from BvS are used much more optimistically, and the flashback to Pa Kent’s death is utilized very differently, just to name a few changes to the structure.”
Due to stringent copyright and trademark concerns, we’d suggest that if you want to see Superman’s story, watch it as soon as possible. We have NO IDEA how long this will be online before it is gone!