‘Dawn’ Really Is A “Man of Steel” Sequel

Much of the talk about Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” so far has been about Ben Affleck’s Batman character. Today, Bad Ass Digest appears to have scored new information about an early draft of Chris Terrio’s script for the film and says it deals explicitly with some fan complaints about “Man of Steel”.

The site also suggests that, despite all the Affleck attention, this is very much a “Man of Steel” sequel which is set several years after Superman & Zod’s fight. Here’s some details about the early parts of the story and how the previous film affects it:

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

‘Dawn’ is said to explore the real world implications of Superman. For instance, Lois is in the Middle East following a story when Superman appears to help her out. As he is seen as a tool of the United States, this becomes an international incident. Also, China have outlawed him from their air space.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane are now living together and Clark is still working at the Daily Planet on assignments.

The movie opens with Batman’s origin, fast forwarding to Bruce Wayne arriving in Metropolis in the midst of the Superman and Zod fight.

Superman tells a villain “I won’t snap your neck, I’m going to take you to prison” but later threatens to break said villain’s back. In a fight with Doomsday, one character says “Superman will move the battle away from populated areas because he’s a hero, and that’s what heroes do.”

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As always with early details like this, they are subject to change.