After Batman‘s The Dark Knight trilogy and the Superman reboot Man Of Steel, this is the moment every DC Comics geek/fanboy(or girl) has waited for all of their lives. Superman and Batman are set to appear in the same live action, big screen blockbuster movie!
The announcement was made last night, at the end of the Warner Bros. panel during the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, by director Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel). The director took to the podium and to share the news with a room full of already excited fans…
“It’s official that we are gonna make another Superman movie… The truth is you don’t want me to tell you what the movie’s about, but I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could help you out with.”
Raising the suspense levels, Snyder brought on actor Harry Lennix (because he has a cooler voice) to read something that would help break the news in the most worthy fashion, making sure to state “We’re not adapting this thing, but it is the thing that will help tell this story.” Then Lennix read the following text taken from the Frank Miller created series The Dark Knight Returns…
“I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”
With a chill in the air, the lights were shut off before the Superman logo was projected on the screen, then, the Bat sign appeared behind it. It was official, the Super/Batman: World’s Finest movie is on the way.
Henry Cavill will be returning to the role as Superman/Clark Kent, but no word on who will be donning Batman’s Cowl or Bruce Wayne’s Tom Ford suit. Whilst it’s doubtful that Christian Bale will return to the role, will the storyline from the Dark Knight Rises continue and will Joseph Gordon-Levitt take on the role? So many questions. Take a look at the press release below and stay locked for updates.
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.
man-of-steel-poster-henry cavillSilverman 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.”
Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, noted,“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DCEntertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”
Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, later said, “I’m so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”
The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.
Thomas offered, “Whilst our ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.”
The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.