Batman Superman Movie officially in the works
At this year's San Diego Comic Con, fans of the "Man of Steel" and the "Dark Knight" trilogy got the news that they had been waiting for: there is going to be a sequel of the "Man of Steel" that includes Batman. Zack Snyder, the director of "Man of Steel" and "Watchmen," was coming up to the stage for a panel on the 75th anniversary of Superman when he had Harry Lennix, who played General Swanwick in "Man of Steel", read a message for the audience: "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."
Die-hard fans instantly knew that this was a quote from "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," a futuristic Batman comic written by Frank Miller. In, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," an older Batman says those very words to Superman after he defeats him in their final face-off. But Snyder immediately made it clear that they have no plans on adapting "Batman: the Dark Knight Returns" for the film, they are just using it as a guide.
With the success of "Man of Steel," the casting for the roles in Metropolis and Smallville was easy. Henry Cavill, who played Superman in his latest incarnation in "Man of Steel," will return to the role, and he isn't the only one coming back. Amy Adams will again play Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne will be back as Perry White. Diane Lane's role as Martha Kent has also been confirmed. There is still no idea who will be cast as Batman. Zack Snyder was meeting with Frank Miller to discuss the possibilities of who could possibly play the Caped Crusader, since Christian Bale made it clear that he was done with Batman.
Being that Snyder is bringing two of the most famous super heroes of all time onto the screen for one movie, the casting of Batman has to be perfect. There has been no confirmation as to who will be cast as Bruce Wayne. But there are a lot of rumors and cast wish lists. Some of those actors on the "dream team" cast list include Josh Brolin, Joe Manganiello, Matthew Goode and Ryan Gosling. Considering the fact that the film is due out sometime in 2015, the casting of Batman should be announced sometime soon.
While the world is comfortable with Cavill's portrayal as Superman, this incarnation of Batman is sure to be fresh and new since the Dark Knight Trilogy has wrapped up. There is speculation that this version of Batman will be like the one in Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" comic book. I guess we will all have to wait and see.
Zack Snyder is co-writing the new storyline with David S. Goyer, who penned the script for "Man of Steel." Goyer will then write the full script. Snyder will be returning as the director for this "Man of Steel" sequel. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder return as producers. Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.