Originally Posted by Gravedigger
One of the gripes I had with the Avengers was Captain America taking a backseat to everyone. His heroics included two scenes and he wasn't that important compared to what I thought he should've been. I imagine Batman would be in a similar situation. I would think he'd stay to the shadows more throughout the film than fight in the open, unless he had a bat plane or some thing he could mow down baddies with.
The problem is that, when you start talking alien/inhuman powers, you move from "superhero" to "SUPERhero". As a vigilante detective, Batman is a great character. But you can only develop your physicality so far, and your gadgets and toys to a certain degree. Batman and Green Arrow just can't match up against an altered/stronger being. Spiderman, The Flash, Green Lantern, even Aquaman and Wonder Woman... all have powers or an unusually stronger physicality that has a background reason for it. So, in any JL film, they'd have to do the same thing for Batman that they did for Captain America: create specific scenes for him to show, "hey, look, he's contributing!" Batman would have to do it by coming up with the ideas and plans, or noticing something about how the enemy is attacking, etc.,. And of course his toys would come into the mix. But hand-to-hand he wouldn't be doing a whole lot against any opponent with more-than-normal power.