The L.A. Times reports that Warner Bros. Pictures will use their Saturday morning Comic Con panel to drop what is likely the biggest news of the convention.
That news? Their next proposed DC superhero film will NOT be a rebooted Batman, a standalone “Man of Steel” sequel, a “Justice League” film, or a “Batman Beyond” adaptation.
Instead, the studio is crafting “Man of Steel 2” into something of a “World’s Finest” style feature – a movie in which Henry Cavill’s Superman meets up with a new Batman.
“Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder and scribe David S. Goyer will reportedly serve in the same capacities on the new film which is currently targeting a 2015 release.
The Warners panel begins shortly where we’ll likely find out any official details. More news shortly.
UPDATE: Just moments ago, filmmaker Zack Snyder and veteran actor Harry Lennox took to the stage at Warners’ Saturday Comic Con presentation to confirm the news from a few hours ago that the “Man of Steel” sequel will feature Batman.
Lennox read out the quote: “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”
Immediately after, up came a silver “Man of Steel” logo with a Batman logo behind it.
NO mention was made at the panel regarding the OTHER rumor that emerged this morning – that we’d get a “The Flash” film in 2016 and “Justice League” movie in 2017.