Zack Snyder Hints Some Sort of 'Justice League' Link in 'Man of Steel'
Ever since we heard that Warner Bros. was getting serious about putting together a Justice League movie after the success of The Avengers (including hiring Gangster Squad writer Will Beall to take a first run at the script and hoping for a release in 2015), fans have been wondering if next summer's Man of Steel would be the first film to help set the stage for the DC Comics superhero ensemble. After all, Iron Man kicked off the long journey to The Avengers, so it would only make sense to have this new franchise start the fire. And now director Zack Snyder seems to vaguely confirm something along those lines. More below!
"I don’t know how 'Justice League' is going to be handled. 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."
Nice side-step there, but Zack Snyder was prodded for a more direct answer and stated:
"I can't really say anything to that, because that's a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course."
So it's not exactly a direct confirmation, but it sounds like there's definitely some kind of link to Justice League, or at least this Man of Steel reboot will exist in the same universe. Of course, the question will likely be if Warner Bros. will be happy enough with Man of Steel to keep Snyder's iteration around for a superhero ensemble. After all, if Iron Man hadn't been a big success, you have to wonder how The Avengers would have played out (if at all) following a failure. We're hoping DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are on the right track to play catch-up so we can see Justice League come together in a few years. Your thoughts?