By Dave Bouressa
Saturday at San Diego Comic Con played a vital role in DC's future by placing what it sure to be it's first real step at getting a Justice League film off the ground with it's plans for Man of Steel 2.
Zack Snyder was graciously thanking fans at a panel for supporting Man of Steel and confirmed that Henry Cavill will be returning as Clark Kent, but as a bit of a tease, he had someone come out and read a passage hinting at the next film. He made it very clear that they would not be adapting the source material into film, but acts more of a "base idea" for which the film surrounds. The passage follows...
"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come. In all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you." -Batman
Yes, you read that correctly. Batman. We are getting a god damned Superman/Batman movie.
Check out the reveal at SDCC
As you can see, people are losing their minds over this. No title has been announced yet, other than the working title, "Batman Vs Superman".
This is the first time Batman and Superman have ever appeared on film together, and for obvious reasons, people are anxious to see more. Given Christian Bale's "passing of the torch" for the Batman franchise, it will be interesting to see who puts on the cape this time. The original rumors for Batman were that they were going to simply reboot the franchise. Nobody could have ever guessed that the Batman reboot would be in a Superman sequel!
Snyder is co-writing the story with David S Goyer, and production is expected to begin in 2014, with a hopeful release date for Summer 2015. At this point, Christopher Nolan's involvement is unknown.
Greg Silverman, President at Warner Bros, had this to say.
“Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he’s a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way.” Kroll added, “We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of ‘Man of Steel’ is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us.” - Examiner.com
Stay tuned for more details.