Batman may not have remembered being a kid since he promised to avenge the death of his parents in becoming the vengeance of the night as Gotham’s brooding Dark Knight against the wrath of the rising rogue gallery of super-villains such as Penguin, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze, and Dr. Hugo Strange. However, on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, Ben Affleck made sure that his four-year-old son Samuel told all his friends about Batman coming to his superhero birthday party. After all, little Samuel is the son of the man who plays the man who dressed like a bat in the upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” where Ben’s Son of Gotham – the Bat of Gotham – is intent on declaring war on Henry Cavill’s Son of Krypton, aka Metropolis’ Man of Steel.
And speaking of Supes (Cavill said with affection when he and Ben were interviewed on “Good Morning America”), Ben told Jimmy that he was there at the party alongside Wonder Woman, and Marvel’s Captain America and Iron Man. That makes sense, since Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will help Supes and Bats dawn on them in becoming a superhero trinity that will soon unite with four other superheroes: forming a league that is dedicated to justice against the forces of evil. Next, a “Civil War” will take place, as superheroes must pick a side between an armored billionaire Avenger (Robert Downey, Jr.) and the world’s first super-soldier Avenger that is willing to pay the price to defend his shield as the real shield for life, liberty, and freedom. Still, this year is the 75th anniversary of both Wonder Woman and Captain America (Chris Evans) in their fight for right and might: championing truth, peace, equality, hope, and harmony against tyranny, cruelty, greed, oppression, and corruption.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” comes out on March 25, as “Captain America: Civil War” will begin on May 6. “Gotham”, starring David Mazouz as young Batman-in-training Bruce Wayne, returns with new episodes starting tonight on FOX.