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Zack Snyder Confirms "Superman/Batman" Film


By Andy Frisk
Jul 21, 2013 - 0:17

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As reported at Comic Book Resources, the Warner Bros film panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con has confirmed that Zack Snyder will be helming "another Superman film," but that there will be a very big second star of the film (which will reportedly star Henry Cavill as Superman again).

Snyder reportedly stated that "there's a lot of speculation going on about what we're doing" and "It is official that we're going to make another Superman movie." Then he was joined on panel stage by Harry Lennix (from Man of Steel) who read the following lines, "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."

So...it appears that (apparently confirmed again when a Man of Steel/Batman symbol appeared on the video screen at the panel) there will be some sort of Superman/Batman film coming our way shortly. While there was no word on what the plot will be, no word on who will play Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Snyder seemingly stated that they are not adapting The Dark Knight Returns to the big screen, it looks like a film showcasing a battle between Supes and Bats is happening.

Hopefully the two will beat each other up and then be forced to work together for the common good etc, etc. I would hate to see a movie that centers around the two pummeling each other for two and half hours. Both of these characters are super HEROES and need to fight super VILLAINS more than each other.

Guess we will just have to wait and see what Snyder and company have in store for us...

Below is the Official Press Release on the upcoming Warner Bros film.

On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder is 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 upcoming film 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 in Summer 2015.

Silverman 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.


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