Zack Snyder on Man Of Steel's link to Justice League

News Simon Brew
26 Nov 2012 - 06:19
Superman: Man Of Steel

Will Superman reboot Man Of Steel start paving the way to 2015's Justice League movie? Zack Snyder has a hint or two...

The unveiling of next summer's Superman reboot, Man Of Steel, marks the beginning of a new chapter for DC-based movies. Warner Bros, now that it's won its pretty ugly battle for the rights to Superman, is pressing ahead with its own superhero ensemble project, the Justice League movie. That film is currently set for the summer of 2015, and Man Of Steel marks the first stepping stone towards it.

The New York Post chatted briefly to director Zack Snyder about Man Of Steel, and where it fits into Justice League. "I don't know how Justice League is going to be handled", Snyder said. "Honestly I don't. But the Man Of Steel exists, and Superman is in it. I don't know how you'd move forward without acknowledging that".

When then asked if he'd had conversations with Warner Bros about positioning Superman ahead of the Justice League movie, Snyder was inevitably quite coy. "Um, how can I answer that? I can't really say anything because that's a big spoiler. I will say yeah, they trust me to keep them on course".

Speculation time, then. That hints that Man Of Steel will at least lead some crumbs towards Justice League. Does that mean Man Of Steel will get its own post-credits sting, we wonder? At the very least, it signifies that Warner Bros was thinking about Justice League back during the production of Man Of Steel, and it's not entirely a reactive move to the box office takings of Marvel and Joss Whedon's The Avengers. It still mainly feels like that, of course.

Man Of Steel arrives in cinemas next June.

New York Post.

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