SDCC ’13: WB And Zack Snyder Announce Superman/Batman; Official Logo Included

The biggest news to come out of Hall H thus far comes from Warner Bros and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder. There had been rumblings of an announcement regarding Man of Steel 2 but much to everyones surprise we got something much bigger. Snyder walks out and soon tells the audience that there is only one thing he could reveal about the follow up. He then proceeds to bring out Henry Lennox to read a few lines regarding the film. “I want you to remember Clark 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.”. Anyone familiar with the DC Universe will realize quickly that those lines come from Frank Miller’s long adored story The Dark Knight Returns!!!! Yes! That’s right! We will finally see the Superman/Batman film that everyone has been waiting YEARS for! Does it sound like I’m excited enough?


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.”



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