Batman/Superman Movie Officially Announced at Comic-Con
FINALLY! We can all rejoice!
Our excitement since the easter egg in I Am Legend has finally been met with the recent announcement at the San Diego Comic-Con that we will see a Batman/Superman movie in the Summer of 2015. Last night Zack Snyder took the stage to announce perhaps the most thrilling piece of news yet with this juggernaut of a project that will take place as the official Man of Steel sequel. Now, no information has been released as to how Warner Bros. will be handling Batman going into the film. It’s safe to assume that this will mark the Batman reboot that has been rumored for some time now. It’s also safe to assume that the pairing of these two legendary heroes into one film will directly play into the announced Justice League of America film set for a 2017 release. Oh, and let’s not forget the 2016 Flash film also announced at the Warner Bros. panel.
It’s been confirmed that Zack Snyder will be taking the directorial helm once again as well as co-writing the script with David S. Goyer. The cast of Man of Steel will also return, including: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane. Below is the official statement from Warner Bros.
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, of course, had to pump up the crowd as much as possible by getting Harry Lenix to read an excerpt from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns before revealing the teaser logo for the new film. Check out the video below for the full audio clip of this monumental announcement.