“Man of Steel” drops in 2013, will probably introduce Superman to bigger universe
This year, Warner Bros. parted ways with one of its biggest superhero franchises, when Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy came to an end with “The Dark Knight Rises.” With Nolan completely against returning for “Justice League,” it seems Superman will be filling in for Batman.Zack Snyder has “Man of Steel” with Henry Cavill coming out next year, which will hopefully mark the start of another hugely successful franchise.
All this time, Warner Bros. is working on the much hyped “Justice League” project, and Snyder hints the two are not mutually exclusive.
Still, it’s not like he can dish all the details, so we’re left to reading between the lines.
“I don't know how ‘Justice League’ is going to be handled. Honestly, I don't. But ‘The Man of Steel’ exists, and Superman is in it. I don't know how you'd move forward without acknowledging that,” Snyder says.
“I can't really say anything to that [about whether Superman will be part of the larger, ‘Justice League’ universe], because that's a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course,” the director adds.
Though both Snyder and leading man Cavill have stressed they worked on “Man of Steel” as if it were an individual project, they know it’s meant to be part of a franchise. Cavill is already signed on three more films, with Snyder’s return most likely depending on the success of the first film.
As it turns out, Warners might actually be looking into further expanding their collaboration, to the “Justice League” movie as well.