Snyder & Goyer Back for 'Man of Steel' Sequel + 'Justice League' Talk
Let the hype begin. This was perfect timing. To go along with the world premiere of Man of Steel tonight, as well as the embargo for critics/reviews lifting, Deadline is reporting news that director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer are back for the Man of Steel sequel. No surprise there. I've seen the movie and it's awesome and this thing has a hell of a lot of buzz behind it, as DC Comics' epic reboot in the cinematic world in hopes of, maybe, leading towards Justice League. Which is the talk behind the talk tonight. In addition to the sequel news, SlashFilm caught another tweet about Goyer's involvement with the JLA movie.
Up first, Deadline says that Warner Bros is "fast-tracking" the sequel to Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill as Superman. And they're keeping Zack Snyder as director and David S. Goyer as writer. They also mention this interesting tidbit: "Goyer's deal is part of a huge 3-picture deal he signed at Warner Bros for Man Of Steel, the sequel, and Justice League with Superman." Whoa, that sounds amazing. However, here's the other detail - Chris Nolan's involvement is still sketchy, because he's moved on to Interstellar and has other priorities. "I"m told that next time Nolan’s producer role won’t be as 'full blown'," but there's no question Warner Bros will want his name on this project (and as many upcoming DC projects) as they possibly can.
There's also this tweet mentioned by Kellvin of @Latinoreview talking about a moment on the red carpet at the premiere where he caught David S. Goyer talking about the Justice League of America (or JLA) movie:
Did I just hear Goyer say "JLA" is coming and he's doing it??? What?? He also said he putting The Avengers on alert…MOS Premiere.
— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) June 11, 2013
To clear up any confusion, Kellvin added that by "doing it" he "will write it not direct it." Sounds right, as confirmed by Deadline after. If everything goes as planned and Man of Steel plays well in theaters this week, I'm sure Warner Bros will push for exactly that: a Man of Steel sequel and Justice League movie with Supes. That phrase about the Avengers came into play in another red carpet premiere quote via Cosmic Book News: "They’ve got a little kryptonite pellet embedded in my heart and if I say anything it will explode, but I would be a very rich man for all the times I was asked that question. It all depends on how the [Man of Steel] does. I would love to see a Justice League film, absolutely. Put the Avengers on notice." Yet another warning.
From here, we'll have to wait to see what happens this weekend, but it sounds like Warner Bros has their DC Comics plan in place and it all begins with Man of Steel. No one will divulge any secrets for the time being, but it sounds like a Justice League movie, with at least Superman, is on the horizon. Even more excited?