One of the big, big bits of news to come out of SDCC yesterday is the official announcement of the Man of Steel sequel. What makes it truly spectacular is that the film will feature both Superman and Batman.
At this point we know that Zack Snyder will direct, Henry Cavill will return as Superman, the logo above is real and the entire film will be inspired by (note: not an adaptation) of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Needless to say, that revelation went over well. Snyder noted the following during the panel:
It’s official that we are going to make another Superman movie. And you say, Zack, what is the movie about? But you don’t want me to tell you that. You want to go and see the movie. But I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could… help you out with. I was thinking about how to do that. I pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing. We’re writing the thing now, but I came across a thing I found that’ll help you understand it.
At that point Snyder was joined by Harry Lennix, who read the following line as General Swanwick:
“I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember your hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”
The crowd went nuts.