At today’s DC Comics Panel at San Diego Comic Con, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder took the stage and dropped an absolute bombshell on the audience. Warner Bros’ sequel to the Man of Steel is not only already in production, but it will feature a certain someone you might know.
Superman will be teaming up with the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the goddamn Batman! OK have you caught your breath? Has your fan-boy meter died down? Well I have had time to digest the news and my excitement hasn’t waned, but regardless I will continue.
A lot of the Man of Steel team is back for this epic flick; Zack Snyder is in the director’s chair once again, and is also writing the film along with Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are back to produce the sequel, while Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas will serve as the executive producers. Thomas said about the movie;
Whilst our Dark Knight trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.
As for the cast, the World’s Greatest Detective has yet to be named, but Henry Cavil, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are all back, reprising their roles from the original.
Close to nothing is known about this movie aside from the fact that it will be balls to the wall awesome. Time for speculation though! To introduce the film, a passage from Frank Millar’s “Dark Knight Returns” was read out, and the Bat-Symbol used for the title card looks surprisingly like the symbol from that very story, so might we be seeing a live action version of Dark Knight Returns? Only time will tell, but for those playing at home, this is the passage that was read
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.
Well I’m officially sold. Take my money DC, take it all day long. The film is set to launch in the 2015, so there is a lot of time for us to get more and more excited. If you haven’t seen Man of Steel yet, definitely go check it out, or if you want to play as the Man of Steel and beat villains in the face, check out the Man of Steel Game for iOS. For all the Superman/Batman news as it becomes available, stay tuned to Capsule Computers.