After 20 plus years of stand alone Batman and Superman films, DC fans are at long last getting both icons on the silver screen at the same time with the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel, “Batman vs Superman.” I just assumed it was web rumors again until the announcement was officially made. With production just getting underway, director Zack Snyder sat down with Forbes magazine to explain how the studio came to the conclusion that now was the perfect time.
“After Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, “Maybe Batman?” Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that’s the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You’re in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf… You know, who to fight next? The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it’s kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, “What about Batman?” then you realize, “Okay, that’s a cool idea. What else?” I mean, what do you say after that?”
Man of Steel 2, “Batman vs. Superman,” will be directed by Zack Snyder, will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne and is slated to hit theatres on May 6, 2016. (Source: SuperHeroHype)