WB Announces Superman/Batman Movie For 2015

WB Announces Superman/Batman Movie

By: Jay

Today at the Sand Diego Comic Con
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures joint panel the two companies
presented a rundown of their upcoming movies, with Godzilla and Seventh
 from Legendary and 300: Rise of an Empire, Gravity,
and The LEGO Movie from Warner Bros. But the big news came
from Warner Bros. with the announcement that 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.

Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill, who
made surprise appearances at Comic-Con today, broke the news to audiences
“I know there’s been a lot of
speculation about what we’re doing,” Snyder said. “It is official
that we’re going to make another Superman movie.” He teased that
“there’s one particular part of the film I might be able to help you out
Harry Lennox from “Man of
Steel” joined the panel to read something. “We’re not adapting this
thing,” Snyder said, “but it will help us tell you something.”
“I want you to
remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private
moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat,” Lennox read,
quoting Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. “I want you
to remember the one man who beat you.”

Then, on the screen, a Superman
shield within a Bat symbol behind it was shown. With nothing more to be said,
the panel wrapped.
The current hit, Man of
, 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
reunites Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The movie will also star a new Batman that has yet to be

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 the Summer of 2015. This
time table answers the rumors that Warner Bros. wanted to fast track a Man
of Steel 
sequel for 2014 and a Justice League movie
for the Summer of 2015.

Warner Bros. released a press
release today from Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and
Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International
Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures, announcing the movie.
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 later said, “I’m so
excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I
can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let’s face it, it’s
beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they
are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”

The new film brings back Charles
Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma
Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and
Michael E. Uslan.
Thomas offered, “Whilst our Dark
 trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh
interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His
vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait
to see what Zack does with these characters.”
The film is based on Superman
characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters
created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

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Warner Bros. announcement of the Superman/Batman  movie
and what this could mean for the future of the DC Cinematic Universe in the
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