Warner Bros. dropped some huge news yesterday at Comic-Con as director Zack Snyder took the stage to announce he would be directing the sequel to Man of Steel. But the news doesn’t stop there. Snyder revealed the sequel would be a team-up of the Man of Steel and The Dark Knight! We’ve seen them team-up in the comic books for years and an animated adventure or two, but now we will see the duo on the big screen.
There was no title was announced, and no actors were mentioned. Snyder did say that this is basically the sequel to Man of Steel, and a press release confirms the return of Henry Cavill as Superman as well as Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams, and Diane Lane to reprise their roles. There has been no actor for Batman mentioned or suggested in any way. You can read the press release from Warner Bros. on this announcement below. (Via /film)
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 Snyderis 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 upcomingfilm 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.”