We knew Warner Bros. had something special in store in terms of its DC Universe plans. The studio made a big reveal inside Hall H at the end of its panel.
Zack Snyder took the stage for a special announcement.
He started by saying, "We're officially making another Superman movie."
He then introduced Harry Lennix (Man of Steel's General Swanwick) onto the stage.
Lennix then read the following passage, "I want you to remember Clark, for all the years to come and 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."
And then a Superman/Batman logo appears on screen and Hall H erupted into applause.
Since Christian Bale has said he has no plans to reprise his Batman role, producers will soon be on the hunt for their new Batman opposite Henry Cavill in the sequel, which is set for 2015 with Snyder directing and David S. Goyer writing.
Watch the announcement on the movie's Facebook page. What do you think of the news?
Here's the official press release:
"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.
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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Armie Hammer needs to be the next Batman!
Biggest problem the new Batman actor Christian Bale has call it quits on the character maybe he'll have a change of heart Henry Cavill rescued Superman it would be great to see these two actors go for it however bringing in an unknown to play Batman could kill a great idea. It'll make money but if I was the producers I would be at Bales front door begging him to change his mind.
Let'a see how it all turns out okay
We never know
Hey guys , these are movies , step away from the computer ....AND GO TO WORK !
Love the BATMAN and SUPERMAN joined logo: very much look forward to the continuing DC-Universal WARNER Bro's. saga's to these Iconic Super-Heroes both have a strong-emotional up bringing and past.
2015 will be a great year next to 2014 or maybe better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We'll have to see
2015 can't get here fast enouhg!!!!!!! Best of both Worlds!!!!! Superman/Batman story just keeps getting better and better!!!!!!!!
Please be JGL!
Wow! Man Of Steel was great and now that Batman will be added! 2015 is gonna get even better
Yeah and matt wish me luck I'm seeing Turbo tomorrow morning
I'm back matt and take a look at my page for my Turbo rating
O.....M.....G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This will be epic.
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