Batman to feature in Man of Steel Sequel

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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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7 Responses to “Batman to feature in Man of Steel Sequel”

  1. hope it’s better than Man of Steel!

  2. I also hope so.

  3. I havent seen MOS yet..and why? *you may ask*..I dont know..lol..anyways..it maybe a flash in the pan and maybe not..depending on who at Comic-Con buys a ticket..I guess you have to be there.

  4. “and why? *you may ask*.”–yeah maggie–was about to ask u that 1..ha Btw Were u @ the San Diego comic con…lol

    “Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcomingfilm brings back Amy Adams..”—hmm another assured hit for Cavill/Amy Adams.
    but cavill needs to seriously work on the acting skillset(like he did for the buff look)–
    -i want him to handle more ‘complex’ stuff later soon
    (Like 50shadesofgrey) :-)

  5. AamirsFan Says:

    And we have a new Batman…(personally i feel affleck is a much better director/writer than an actor)

    Ben Affleck Is the New Batman

    Ben Affleck is Batman.

    The actor will replace Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman feature for Warner Bros., the studio announced Thursday.

    Affleck becomes the eighth actor to play the Caped Crusader, following Bale, George Clooney and Michael Keaton.

    “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” WB president Greg Silverman said in a statement.

    Directed by “Man of Steel” filmmaker Zack Snyder, the Batman-Superman feature will open worldwide on July 17, 2015, with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Diane Lane reprising their roles.

    “Man of Steel,” released this past June, has earned over $650 million at the global box office.

    “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said in a statement. “I can’t wait to work with him.”

    The announcement of a Batman-Superman film was revealed last month at Comic-Con to much excitement of fanboys, who will surely be watching as the studio begins to assemble its Justice League.

    The irony of Thursday’s news is that at one point Warner Bros. was interested in having Affleck direct the “Justice League” movie and his participation in this film will now spur interest if whether his casting means a possibility of directing that film.

    The Boston native recently upped his Hollywood power when he won the Best Picture Oscar for “Argo.”

    Affleck, repped by WME, can be seen next in Fox and New Regency’s thriller “Runner Runner.”

  6. AamirsFan Says:

    ‘Ben Affleck as Batman casting in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel sparks fan jeers, Hollywood cheers’

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/ben-affleck-batman-casting-fandemonium-article-1.1434936#ixzz2comrWoNp

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