Yes, the World’s Finest team are going to share the silver screen! Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer are working on the story, inspired in part by the two heroes’ interaction in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, which Goyer will then use to pen the screenplay. (Minus the Kryptonite smackdown, I assume, but you never know.)
The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures at this year’s Warner Bros. Comic-Con panel.
“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.” Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, added,“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DCEntertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”
Surprise Comic-Con attendee, Zack Snyder stated “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.”
Something just a few years ago seemed like an impossible fanboy pipe dream is now not only greenlit, but already under way, with a script being worked on and is set to begin production next year in 2014 with a planned 2015 release! Obviously, this debunks rumors that Warner Brothers was rushing a Superman sequel out for next year and that Justice League was due to hit theaters in 2015.
I don’t know about you, but I think this sounds like an amazing game plan! The thought of Warner Brothers rushing a JLA movie into production in order to go up against ‘The Avengers’ sequel worried me a great deal. Doing a Batman/Superman crossover movie sounds like a much better and more doable solution. Yes, it pushes JLA back, but I’d rather Warner Brothers take it’s time and handle all their properties the right way!
The one negative is that this robs Superman of a proper sequel. ‘Man of Steel’ set up Superman and Clark Kent’s status quo. Now it seems we won’t get to see that explored. But… there’s always next time!
What do you think? Are you excited? Are you upset that JLA is being pushed back? What do you think the movie should be about.