Breaking news has occurred at Comic Con as the sequel to Man of Steel will feature Batman in Superman’s universe, thus paving the way for a potential Justice League film in the near future. Per Deadline:
BREAKING… The Superman logo was just superimposed with the Batman logo on the screen at the close of the much anticipated Warner Bros-Legendary Pictures panel inside the San Diego Convention Center at Comic-Con. This momentous DC Entertainment development from Warner Bros was not on the schedule. Instead, Zack Snyder came out on stage and announced, “It’s official that we are going to make another Superman movie. I’ve poured through the DC universe for a way to tell this thing.” With that, Harrry Lennix who plays General Swanwick in Man Of Steel began quoting from The Dark Knight Returns with some changes aimed at Clark Kent/aka Superman: “In all the years to come, in all the most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.” Snyder said the filmmakers won’t be using that source but it will help them in the story they’re telling. Set for release in 2015, this movie to be directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer will feature two of WB/DC’s most iconic superheroes and is certain to compete with Marvel. Christian Bale has said he does not wish to reprise his Brice Wayne aka Batman role so the studio will be searching for a new Batman to pair with Henry Cavill.
Kubryk’s take: This is actually really impressive as this has been talked about for a while, merging the DC Universes ala Marvel, but now someone is actually going to do it. It’s interesting that Christian Bale won’t be involved, of course, but that’s not that surprising. He probably has had his fill of being Batman and now it could be time for someone to take the part into a different place.
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Tags: Batman, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Clark Kent (Superman), Henry Cavill, Man of Steel, Zack Snyder