When Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives, we'll see that Superman is learning that being a super hero isn't all that it's chalked up to be.
Not only does Clark Kent have Batman pissed off, which is enough in itself, but he's also got the everyday citizens he works so hard to protect getting riled up and frustrated with him.
"Over the last two years he's basically been Superman as pop culture would know him," director Zack Snyder explains about the time in between Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice. "He's been righting wrongs, there have been floods, mines have collapsed, bridges have collapsed, churches have caught on fire. He's basically been a hero."
"When we find him, he's been dealing with the everyday world of being a superhero, but there's a paradigm shift happening in that the unintended consequences of some of those rescues are starting to come into fruition. He's starting to see that every action has a reaction," the director goes on. "Like, if you're just taking a cat out of a tree, you can't touch anything or the arborists will say, 'He damaged the tree branch when he got the cat down.' Or, 'The cat wasn't neutered, so now there's thousands of cats.' There's no winning anymore for Superman."
We had all better hope there's some winning for Superman. By the looks of it, he and Batman will have to team up at some point to take on Lex Luthor and his Doomsday creation. Time to save the world, again.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25.
(via DC All Access)