Sunday 21 July 2013

Man of Steel 2 to star Batman

It's the film event that many have been waiting for - the sequel to Man of Steel will star Batman. That's right, the Blue Boyscout will share frames with the Dark Knight...but that's not all!

In the panel at SDCC, director Zak Snyder ushered Harry Lennix who played General Swanwick in Man of Steel. Lennix read out the following passage:

"I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you."

You may recognise that from The Dark Knight Returns, the seminal graphic novel by Frank Miller where Batman fights a government-funded Superman.

Snyder says that, while the new movie won't be a direct adaptation of Miller's book, it's definitely going to inspire it. I'd imagine this means that Supes becomes a government lackey and Batman needs to bring him down. But that's just speculation.

Personally, I'm not sure how excited I can get for this one. I really disliked Man of Steel and Batman has had a billion on-screen outings so far. I wish they would get around to showing off some of the female superheroes on the big screen, of which there are plenty.

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