Warner Bros. President addresses “Man of Steel” sequel rumors, hints at amazing things
Those of you who are still upset that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, tentatively called “Batman vs. Superman,” might find some consolation in the unofficial news that Wonder Woman could also appear in it, alongside the Bat.Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but Warner Bros. President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman is dropping some serious hints that it’s a possibility. As he tells Variety, all the rumors out there now have already been talked about behind closed doors.
One of them is the possibility of having Wonder Woman appear in the second Superman film from Zack Snyder, together with Affleck’s Batman.
“We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters. Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it’s a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero,” Silverman explains.
Considering the increased interest in Wonder Woman these days and how she’s one of the best superheroes to still get her own major movie, introducing her to the audience by means of an already established vehicle, a Superman film, would make sense.
However, Silverman says, she might get her own feature film too.
“We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that’s respectful to those characters and maximizes the stories as best they can. So everything that has been speculated are things that we’ve thought about,” he says, dodging the question of whether fans should expect Wonder Woman to appear in “Batman vs. Superman” or her own movie.
Despite his honest efforts to go on the record with anything solid about the character, the rumor mill is already working overtime. Word has it that Jaimie Alexander, who appears in the upcoming “Thor: The Dark World” but was also in the original “Thor,” is in talks for the role.
The rumor seems to have originated from something she said at a recent “Thor” panel discussion, when she admitted that she’d been in talks with Warner Bros. about female superhero movies.
You probably remember that, in early October, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara also spoke on Wonder Woman, stressing that “we need more Wonder Woman” in our lives. So one thing is sure: Wonder Woman will soon grace the screen, be it the silver or the small one.