More on the 'Man of Steel' sequel feat. Batman and Superman
The big news at this week's Comic Con was the announcement of the Man of Steel sequel and the fact that it would see Superman feature alongside Batman. While Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne will all return to reprise their roles, what isn't clear is which actor will play the Dark Knight.
Christian Bale has apparently slammed all reports of returning to the role which leaves at least one immediate candidate – Joeseph Gordon Levitt. I would love to see Levitt take up the role – he's gifted and talented and could do justice to the part. Besides, The Dark Knight Rises hints at him donning the cape anyway so it would be a relatively smooth transition.
Besides the iconic logo that was unveiled, further details on the plot emerged too. It's clear that Warner Bros are paving the way for a long awaited Justice League movie, and they're planning to kickstart the franchise with this anticipated sequel by pitting the two crime fighters against each other. The film is partially inspired by the World's Finest comics and Frank Miller'sThe Dark Knight Returns.
Zack Snyder returns to direct and this is what he has to say:
"It’s official that we are going to make another Superman movie. And you say, Zack, what is the movie about? But you don’t want me to tell you that. You want to go and see the movie. But I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could… help you out with. I was thinking about how to do that. I pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing. We’re writing the thing now, but I came across a thing I found that’ll help you understand it."
Official Warner Bros Press Release
NEXT DC SUPER HERO MOVIE IN PRE-PRODUCTION
Director Zack Snyder Unites Superman and Batman in One Explosive New Film
BURBANK, CA, July 20, 2013 – On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Batman and Superman—for the first time on the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures.
The current hit, “Man of Steel,” has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.
Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date inSummer 2015.
Silverman stated, “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.”
Video: Zack Snyder making the coveted announcement (Courtesy: GeekTyrant)
So there you have it. Probably the most awaited collaboration in movie history. Henry Cavill makes a great Superman, but who would you like to see cast as Batman?