This is unexpected news. Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con panel isn’t until later today, but apparently some major news is about to be announced. The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex blog is reporting that the studio has decided what their follow-up film to “Man Of Steel” is going to be, and not it’s not a Superman sequel or a “Justice League” film. According to the newspaper’s blog, WB intends to announce a film that features Superman and Batman together; a team-up movie as it were. A 2015 release is being eyed. Update: A “Flash” movie is being eyed for 2016, and a “Justice League” movie for 2017.
“Man Of Steel” director Zack Snyder is expected to reunite with his writer David S. Goyer, who also co-wrote many of “The Dark Knight” movies with Christopher Nolan (though in some cases he only received a “story by” credit). Henry Cavill, signed on for the franchise, is expected to return as Superman, but don’t expect Christian Bale to return as Batman as he has stated several times over now. Nolan’s involvement is said to be unclear at this time. This is obviously massive news, and perhaps a perfect bit of synergy for DC Comics. At the end of June, they dropped the first issue of “Batman/Superman” penned by Greg Pak and illustrated by Jae Lee, but again, it’s not certain if that new series will play any part of the movie (something tells us, probably not). – Read the Full Story