DC really is planning very far ahead with their cinematic universe. However, if you look closely at their list of films, you will notice one very important thing. There are no Superman or Batman films scheduled. Granted, we have Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we have no movie focusing on the characters as individuals confirmed yet.
In a recent interview with EW, Henry Cavill discussed this notable absence. He stated: “There’s plenty of time for individual Superman sequels… He’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories.”
I have to admit, I have never entirely bought the concept of Superman being impossible to understand. Despite the fact that he was born on another planet, he has spent the entirety of his life on Earth, and is more in touch with his humanity, than his Kryptonian side (even Man of Steel made this clear, by the film’s end). We don’t say we can’t relate to Batman because he is a billionaire with gadgets that no man could get his hands on.
Minor rant aside, I actually think they need to do another Superman film. I understand that Snyder will be busy with Justice League, post Batman Vs Superman, but I think one needs to be announced. Superman is meant to be the figure that links this universe together. I think we still need some time to get to know this character better.