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You knew it had to happen someday, but it appears 2015 is when the inevitable Superman/Batman World’s Finest movie will be hitting the screen.
Announced at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, Zack Snyder took to the stage to announce that the sequel to Man of Steel is currently being scripted by himself and David S. Goyer and that it will feature both Superman and Batman. To comic book fans, this is possibly the biggest news in the history of news.
Superman and Batman have a long history of teaming up – mainly in a comic book series called World’s Finest – and also of being untrusting of one another. Superman doesn’t agree with Batman’s methods, and Batman has always believed Superman is seconds away from turning against humanity. The two have fought many times over the years, with Batman almost always fighting Superman to a draw because he has brains where Superman only has strength.
To get everyone in the mood, one of the most famous speeches given by Batman to Superman in The Dark Knight Returns was recited on stage:
I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come. In all your private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you.
Should we take this as a hint they will be adversaries in the film? Only time will tell.
Henry Cavill will reprise his role of Clark Kent/Superman with Amy Adams returning as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. No word on who will don the cowl yet for Batman. Since it has been established that Nolan’s Batman films exist in a different universe, that means it will probably be someone other than Christian Bale.
The project is due in 2015, the same year as The Avengers 2… imagine that.View Press Release
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 DC Entertainment 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.
Source: Eric Vespe Twiiter .