It’s looking like a showdown between Supes and Batman, according to Slash Film. The film will pull inspiration from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, specifically this line that was read at the Comic-Con panel yesterday:
“I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember your hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”
Director Zack Snyder stressed that the sequel will not be an adaptation of Miller’s story. Things don’t look good for Superman, but he was never the fan favorite between the two characters. Snyder also confirmed that Henry Cavill will return as Superman, and Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams, and Diane Lane will also come back for part two. No actor for Batman was revealed.
We’ve heard a lot of rumors coming from Comic-Con, but the most epic of them all has just arrived. The LA Times is reporting that Warner Bros. wants to bring together two iconic superheroes: Superman and Batman. They’re expected to unite for the follow-up to the studio’s Man of Steel in a 2015 film. Henry Cavill is expected to reprise his role as Superman, and Zack Snyder will reportedly direct David Goyer’s script. Christian Bale is not expected to return to the role of the Dark Knight. We’re also unsure of Christopher Nolan’s involvement at this time. The DC titans together would certain give Marvel a run for their money. Fun fact: the characters are also uniting in a new comic book series by writer Greg Pak and artist Jae Lee. More as we get it from Comic-Con.