Zack Snyder’s 2013 Gentleman of Metal was constantly meant to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero movies. And observing it right now, it still feels like a actually strong foundation for particularly that. It is a “first contact” film in many ways, proficiently showcasing how humanity reacts to someone far more than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature fashion is tempered fairly by an practically Nolan-esque tolerance and method to the worldbuilding close to Superman.
However, Man of Steel was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the throughout the world box business office. A much more than respectable blockbuster determine, but Warner Bros. execs experienced visions of the magic billion greenback number dancing in their heads immediately after Marvel’s Avengers achievements the earlier summertime, and whatever initial plans there were for Person of Steel 2 had been swiftly scuttled in favor of a more aggressive team-developing system that would rapidly keep track of a Justice League film. How immediately? Properly, Man of Steel opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio introduced that Man of Metal 2 would in actuality introduce Batman.
Of training course, we would occur to know that movie as the even more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, fans have been satisfied that Male of Steel 2 was a fact, irrespective of its Gotham Metropolis visitor star. But as a lot of have suspected, that wasn’t the authentic program for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been conversing about wherever his Superman films could have absent ended up they not conscripted into the assistance of hustling the Justice League to the massive screen.
“We talked about a Brainiac movie,” Snyder advised BroBible. Brainiac would have been a purely natural choice for the sequel, contemplating how considerably worldbuilding and care was accomplished on Krypton in the 1st film. At the time, Brainiac had never been done correctly in are living motion (it stays the terrific skipped possibility of the Christopher Reeve period, too), and it wasn’t till 2018’s Krypton Tv set series that we got a suitable seem at one of Superman’s ideal baddies in stay action.