There has been much discussion and dissection about the possibilities of a Man of Steel 2. At present, no where in Warner Bros‘ exhaustive list of upcoming movies based on DC Comics movies, is there a release date for a sequel to Man of Steel, even though the movie was good enough to inspire a whole interconnected universe of movies. New rumors have pointed to the possibility that Mad Mad: Fury Road director George Miller was being warmed up for Man of Steel 2, and then almost as quickly it was suggested that Man of Steel 2 was being put on development ice. As it turns out though, Zack Snyder says that Man of Steel 2 is much closer than you think…
Snyder, the director of Man of Steel, says that his next film, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is the real sequel to Man of Steel. “I think in a way Batman v Superman is Man of Steel 2,” Snyder told Canoe at the 10th annual Doritos Crash the Super Bowl competition (yes, that is a real thing). “Justice League is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. It’d be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be.”
That’s an interesting comment because last week there was a rumor that Warner Bros. was telling Snyder to get more Batman into Batman V. Superman. That would be a weird call because everything seen about Batman V. Superman so far includes prominent placement for the supporting cast from Man of Steel including Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon, and the main villain of the film is Jesse Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor, a Superman villain.
After Batman V. Superman, the only chance right now to see Superman on screen again in a prominent role is the two-part Justice League movie, and from the sounds of it, that story is still in the process of being developed. “We really have to figure out the why of them, and I think that we have,” said Snyder. “That’s the one thing that’s cool to me about Batman V. Superman, it’s all about the mythology of these two massive icons. And I think that’s compelling.”
Hopefully, there’s more to the story than these are “massive icons,” and hopefully Snyder and Co. are a lot closer to a finished script than that because Justice League will have to start production soon if it intends on meeting its current 2017 release date.
Batman V. Superman will be in theaters everywhere March 25, 2016; Justice League Part One will be in theaters November 2017.
Source: Coming Soon