Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII are without question the two biggest Hollywood films currently in production, but what's strange is the fact that there appears to be a bizarre rivalry that exists between them. Over the last few months, both sides have been having an escalating battle, using Twitter as a means of to going back and forth posting Photoshopped images, photographs and videos featuring characters and iconography from one fictional universe invading the other. A big factor making the battle so odd is the fact that we have had no real clue as to what started it - but fortunately Batman himself has now shed some light on the situation.
Recently speaking with Yahoo! to promote his new movie Gone Girl, Ben Affleck revealed that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: Episode VII rivalry exists simply because of one man: Colin Anderson. A camera operator who worked with Affleck on both The Town and Argo and with Abrams on everything from Mission: Impossible III to Star Trek Into Darkness, Anderson first got Affleck's goat when he sent him a photo of himself and Abrams wearing a pair of cheap Batman masks. Affleck showed this image to Zack Snyder, decided it was "bullshit," and then the two decided to retaliate by posting a shot of BvS co-star Henry Cavill wearing a Jedi cloak and sporting a lightsaber:
Since then we have seen both sides produce a number of interesting works, from this shot of C-3PO as the Caped Crusader:
To a Stormtrooper being shoved into a Gotham City squad car:
Perhaps the most impressive move of all so far, however, was the video posted by Bad Robot that showed one of the Tumbler's from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy stuck up underneath the Millennium Falcon:
Considering both Batman v Superman and Star Wars: Episode VII are still shooting, hopefully we haven't seen the end of this rivalry. I would love to see this "fight" escalate even just a few more notches.