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"Man of Steel" begins viral marketing efforts ahead of tomorrow's San Diego Comic Con panel.
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Warner Bros. Expected to Announce Batman/Superman Team-Up Movie for 2015
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From the WB panel.
Harry Lennix is here because "his voice is better" for this reveal...

He's about to read something...

"I want you to remember Clark," he says, "in all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you."

It's a Batman/Superman logo!
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Excited to see what comes of this (e.g. who'll play Batman), but I'm not entirely confident in Snyder's directing.

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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 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
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Looks interesting, but can't help but feel like it won't live up to Nolan's Batman at all.
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Why are "they" so set on letting Nolan's Batman rest when it's almost universally acclaimed? What sense does that make?
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Because they need to move forward and expand their universe to cater to other heroes, which cannot exist in Nolanverse.

That story is done with and nothing else can be done with it, adding anymore films w/o Nolan is just a tragedy waiting to happen. No point in holding on to it. They are releasing a special BluRay set for all 3 Nolan films and that is really all the cash they can milk from that arc.

DC/WB has clearly stated MoS is a way to open up the world for other heroes/villains to exist.
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‘The Flash’ and ‘Justice League’ Rumored for 2016 and 2017
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The problem is that DC's universe and the greater American audience do not blend well. They have a hard time expressing their heroes without making them seem cheesy or they take things to a whole new level like with Nolan's Batman, or they create a Superman who has to grow from his first movie, before he can settle into something bigger. (In my opinon, he's still not 'Superman')

Frankly, skipping ahead to Batman+Superman movie is exciting, but ill-thought out. They should do one more Superman movie, so we can at least see that Superman is actually a Superhero, not just an Alien who just found out who he was and where he came from. Still some development necessary.

Then on the other end is Batman, if they are going to separate this from Nolan's Batman, which I'm okay with, they should incorporate him some other way first before the Superman+Batman movie.

When you think about it, Superman has done little so far to be someone in which other Superheroes will just willingly follow. We need to see him prove himself, and then maybe we can move forward.

In terms of introducing the other characters, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman do not all need movies. Although, in my opinion certain character will need it for the Justice League to really 'sell' to audiences. Aquaman for instance, his royal attitude would be great for interactions among the group. The Flash's demeanor as well, not to mention Wonder Woman's personality. From those three the audience will probably connect the best with The Flash and Wonder Woman. Aquaman would be the hardest to pull off, but I think he's the most necessary one to have to succeed.

The way I imagine it, going Batman-Supes all TDKR like, its too early for that. Introduce a new Batman for this arc of movies, maybe as a cameo with Martian Manhunter in a movie. Maybe even do a Wonderwoman/Aquaman movie, where they have some sort of struggle against one another, nothing new there, but throw in the Superman cameo at the end to unite them under a greater cause. These would really give decent backstory for a JLA movie.

Marvel did Hulk and Ironman in 2008, Iron Man 2 in 2010, Captain America and Thor in 2011. We got a taste of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, Black Widow and Hawkeye between those movies. Finally 2012 gave us the Avengers...

All DC has for it on it's plate right now is MoS from this year 2013. They would need to fill in 6 more characters between now and 2017. Their current time line is:

MoS 2013, MoS/Batman 2 2015, The Flash 2016 and JLA 2017 (according to rumors). I don't see this happening that way so well, basically introducing 3 heroes of a 7 hero team, the audience is going to feel detatched from the other four heroes. Maybe it will generate the money, but I don't think it will do it justice.

The good thing is, I'm not as emotionally attached to DC as much as I am with Marvel, and my expectations are low. And yes, my thoughts are all over the place, sorry about that.
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No, you make some of good points.

From reading that press release though, it feels like a Superman film with Batman in it. Even the logo is a Superman shield with Batmans logo behind it unlike the Superman/Batman logo they use int he comics where it is a merging of both.

As for MoS Superman being undeveloped, believe it or not but they are aware of that (see article below). He isn't the Clark Kent we all know because he didn't really have to be until the end there when he started working at the Daily Planet, so those who complaints where the Reeves Kent, he hasn't had the chance to do it because he had no reason to. He was forced to kill but it seems like that would lead to Batman confronting Superman about it and he will see the consquence of such an action.
SDCC '13: David S. Goyer On BATMAN/SUPERMAN Title; Says Zod's Fate Will Be Addressed In Sequel

Both David S. Goyer and Henry Cavill were at DC's "Superman: 75th Anniversary Celebration" panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and the former revealed that they have yet to choose a title for the movie and promised that the way Superman dealt with General Zod WILL be addressed in the movie.

Unfortunately, David S. Goyer and Henry Cavill didn't let slip any huge details about the recently announced Batman/Superman movie, but did reveal that they have yet to decide on a title for the Man of Steel sequel.

"We don't know what we're going to call it yet — 'Superman vs. Batman,' 'Batman vs. Superman,' — but those two guys on screen, that's happening."

World's Finest seems to be a popular choice among many fans, but that may not be the best title to help sell this movie to regular moviegoers. What would you guys like them to choose? When Goyer was asked whether or not he was surprised about the backlash surrounding Superman breaking General Zod's neck at the end of Man of Steel, he replied:

"To a certain extent, Superman, cinematically, hadn't been reinvented since the Donner films. We will be dealing it with the coming film. He's not fully formed in [Man of Steel]. He will have to deal with the repercussions in the next film."

As for Metropolis' destruction, this was Cavills response:
"I don't think it was intentional. I'm just saying. If two super human beings were to go head-to-head and you have a choice between trying to take this guy down or leaving him be -- he'll destroy the planet as opposed to part of Metropolis -- and I think it's about minimizing as much damage as possible by choosing the lesser of two evils."

Is it the best answer? Probably not. Is it acceptable? I think so. Again this is his first outing as Superman and again, this could tie in to some consequences that they plan to touch up on in the next film.

DCs plans isn't as polished as Marvels but at least they are thinking it through. I mean a month or so ago, they wanted to make an MOS sequel done for 2014 and then a JL film for 2015. I am glad they decided to take their time and if Superman/Batman is done right where Superman gets more fleshed out, then I think they can move on to the next step. And we already know Batman and his origins and what he can do so he doesn't really need to be reboot or make a movie just to introduce a new Batman that isn't from Nolans world.
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People forget that even in the cartoons there was plenty of destruction

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^ ^ ^
I've been saying that in the other forums and through my friends, collateral damage has always been synonymous with Superman. There was also a joke going around before where people were like "thanks for coming (or saving me) Superman but did you have to go through the wall? Couldn't you use the door?"
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

...Aquaman would be the hardest to pull off, but I think he's the most necessary one to have to succeed.

Are you kidding? Get Vincent Chase to start, and Aquaman would absolutely kill.
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