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Man of Steel 2 is Batman v Superman?

September 22nd, 2015 by Todd Black 4 Comments

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Ok, so, Man of Steel came out in 2012, and it was a hit by every standard put in front of it. So naturally, people expected a sequel. Then news came that the next DC cinematic universe film would be Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and that there would be more on the way. The slate was revealed, and there was no Man of Steel 2, or a solo Superman film in other words. Fans wondered (and are still wondering) “where is Man of Steel 2?” Well, as Zack Snyder told Canoe, we’re already getting it, it’s Batman v Superman.

“I think in a way ‘Batman v Superman’ is ‘Man of Steel 2,’” said Snyder. “‘Justice League’ is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. It’d be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be.”

He then went into further detail about what separates the two:

“We really have to figure out the why of them, and I think that we have,” muses Zack Snyder of the twin Justice League films he’s helming next. “That’s the one thing that’s cool to me about ‘Batman v Superman,’ it’s all about the mythology of these two massive icons. And I think that’s compelling.”

So Man of Steel 2 already exists in a way, though there is rumors that a second Superman solo film is underway. What do you think of all this?

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

4 Responses

  1. Craig Berrington-potts says:

    I just fear they’ll balls it all up. Look at the MCU, they took their time about it and we got a Hulk, 2 Iron mans a Cap and a Thor before teaming them up. They did it right. Snyder is trying to run before he can walk, jumping into the big stuff early. Why introduce Wonder Woman and Bloke Swimmy Underwater Man in it too. I would prefer to see them introduced in their own stand alone films first. Although, can’t say i care about Underwater Man in the slightest. I really liked Man of Steel and I’m confident that Batman v Superman will be good. Just cool your boots a bit Zack.

    • We know what you’re saying but we like the idea that Superman’s arrival has repercussions and in a world where there are extraordinary individuals. We reckon Aquaman and flash will be little more than mentioned…

  2. Steve Rogers says:

    ” a hit by every standard”? It fell very short of WB’s predictions and is very divisive among fans as well. I mean just the fact that they had to bring in Batman & pals should say something. lol

    • It took $113m on its opening weekend, a bigger opening than any Superman movie. It went on to take $668,045,518 on a budget of $225m. And do you really think it was never the plan to have Batman involved? Announcing BvS was a brilliant move, given that of all the superhero smack downs, it’s the one we’ve all been waiting a long time to see – and it certainly looks like it’s not going to disappoint. Man of Steel has a lot of fans, it just happens that the haters shout loudest and longest.(Marc)

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