Warner Bros. has officially announced Man of Steel 2 will feature a Superman and Batman team-up, on screen for the first time, and the film will be released in 2015!

Actor Harry Lennix delivered an infamous quote from The Dark Knight Returns before director Zack Snyder revealed the official logo.

"I want you to remember Clark. In all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you"


Man of Steel 2 Logo

Christopher Nolan will executive produce, with director Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill returning. Here is the official PR:

On the heels of the worldwide success of Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time - Batman and Superman - for the first time on the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures.

The current hit, Man of Steel, has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.

Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date inSummer 2015.

Greg Silverman released the following statement.

"Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he's a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way."


Sue Kroll added her own statement.

"We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of Man of Steel is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us."


Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, had this to say.

"Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack's continuing vision for the DC Universe."


Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, had this to say.

"I'm so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can't wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let's face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world."


The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.

Emma Thomas offered the following statement.

Whilst our Dark Knight trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack's fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can't wait to see what Zack does with these characters."


The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

Batman Vs. Superman comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.


Do you like this story?


RELATED STORIES

BEST OF THE WEB

Comments (64)

  1. the-wolverine

    that logo needs to be changed. the Batman one lacks power

    8 months agoby @the-wolverineFlag

  2. Sean

    @CoreyB Yeah, That would suck if that's what happens. So Hopefully it won't happen that way.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Cool!

    9 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. CoreyB

    @themoviefanatic Yeah that will suck

    9 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  5. Sean

    @CoreyB Yes, but even though it is their problem, hopefully it won't be someone they choose to play Batman that we wouldn't want to see play Batman. That's what I am worried about.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. CoreyB

    @themoviefanatic Beats me man thats their problem...itsgonna be tough w/Bale still very fresh in our minds

    9 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  7. Sean

    @CoreyB If they don't get Christian Bale back, then who do you think could play Batman? Or who do you think will play Batman?

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. CoreyB

    @themoviefanatic The problem is they shouldnt be finding a new Batman this early...its a smack in the face to Nolan's. Too soon. I cant believe Nolan is attached to produce. Get Bale bacK!

    9 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  9. Tevooo

    @Derek-Erny I really believe that Hugh Jackman can be that true Batman or going in with a lesser known Actor Luke Evans can do it. Both Actors have the talent to fit into this realistic universe and I think they can be the best Batman

    9 months agoby @TevoooFlag

  10. Tevooo

    This could totally work if they set it up right. Everybody looking at it as a Superman/Batman movie but its still Supermans movie I think it was a great idea to introduce a new batman in MOS2. The next Batman needs to be bigger as in story wise. Batman have so many levels so its so many ways you can bring him to the sceen. It's just all about good casting but it's doable

    9 months agoby @TevoooFlag

  11. Fry_3000

    Talk about premature ejeculation :)

    9 months agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  12. Bane5000

    Love the logo, though i hope its an early concept and they stylize it more to fit how bad ass the new batman will be...

    @Y2Jliontamer...though i loved Bales perfomance as Bruce/ Batman, yeah he was lacking a bit the qualities of fully being Batman...Whatever they next, they have to have batman as a full fledged martial artist, intelligent detective and all around intimidating figure to the bad guys.

    As I've said before, my vote goes to Matt Bomer to the new Batman

    9 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. Sean

    @moviemouse I see what you mean, but they both do look pretty big.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Gandoff

    Just as Freddy vs Jason was a cross over film with two kinds horror movie character in which neither was a second character for the other's movie title, Superman vs Batman should NOT be a Man of Steel 2 movie. Man of Steel; should only be a Superman only movie Franchise. In Iron-man, Black Widow and Fury was secondary characters playing support for story inside Iron-man to build up for Avengers. After Avengers, only War Machine was in Iron-man 3, because that suit is a backup character with in the Iron-man world. Man of Steel 2 should have introduced Lex. Then Batman vs Superman lead to a teaming up of a major Batman villain with a Superman villain. Like Lex and Joker, who have did so many times. I have no doubt, with how they rebuild my faith with Batman Begins story Arc, and Man of Steel, they will do great with it. But that to me, does not fit the best path. Batman vs Superman is in fact a set up test for JLA. While they do not want to risk hurting the franchise, like they did with Joel Shumacher's Batman Forever and Batman and Robin films and then Singer's Superman Returns. But I will no doubt be watching this to see what ends up being the top DC film ever made, and been hoped for.

    9 months agoby @gandoffFlag

  15. moviemouse

    @themoviefanatic i hate the bat logo overshadowing supes logo needs to look slicker

    9 months agoby @moviemouseFlag

  16. Brizzy

    @mr-k Dude I have NO clue.. But they'll choose a good actor, that's for sure. Im hoping for a buffed up Michael Fassbender.

    9 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  17. Mr.K

    @Brizzy Fine, I will try to keep an open-mind on this project. Just one thing though. Although one thing is for certain: Who the hell is gonna play Bruce Wayne AKA Batman for this new movie since Christian Bale is no longer gonna play Batman?

    9 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  18. Sean

    @moviemouse Why do you hope that they change the logo ?

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. Youngrizo

    I'm glad some people's brains are finally catching up to why I disliked Nolan's version of batman

    9 months agoby @youngrizoFlag

  20. Brizzy

    @mr-k Also, Joe jumped to HUGE assumptions aswell, just like every pessimist does. Snyder told EVERYONE AT COMIC CON THAT IT WONT BE BASED OFF OF TDKR, so why the hell do they keep thinking it will?

    9 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  21. Brizzy

    @mr-k Noone gives a sh*t about that guys oppinion dude.. He's just ONE guy in the bunch. As for the future of DC Comics, it's looking really bright. Considering the fact that writing has already started and the premiere is in 2 f*cking years, it's got alot of time to come out the right way, which Snyder, Goyer and Nolan surely can manage. What's the point in having another solo Man of Steel movie? We got everything about him in the last one. Also, after this one Flash is coming out, they're not moving straight to JL. "Most likely be ruined by bad decision making by DC Comics and Warner Bros.", that's the dumbest assumption I think I've ever read. What in the blue hell makes you think that for even a second? This is the granddaddy movie of comic books. The 2 most recognized and populair heroes of all time in the same movie, wrap your f*cking head around that for a second. They will be treating this movie with extreme caution and respect, if anything.

    9 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  22. moviemouse

    Hope they change the logo, it was a no brainer to do this, it could make just as much money a JL movie and they dont need to rush anything

    9 months agoby @moviemouseFlag

  23. Mr.K

    @bawnian-dexeus But he has a point. As much as I'm happy that Superman/Batman will be together on screen, I don't really want WB to rush this project. They should just do ONE more solo Superman movie then the Batman/Superman crossover movie and THEN, The Justice League movie.... Although, the project will still be screwed and it will most likely be ruined by bad decision making by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Still, I have some hope for this project but the future isn't looking bright for DC Comics.

    9 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mr-k Yeah, like that guy's opinion means anything

    9 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. ejk1

    @superman81 is totally on point saying this will bring in big bucks for WB. Batman is the most bankable superhero in the world, and Supes is not too shabby either. Still, I can't help but think this is the wrong move for the DCU. Although this film will surely be a big hit, I think it might be wiser for WB/DC to put someone that needs to be established with Superman. For example, they could have centered the film around the race between Flash and Superman. This way, not only can they continue to develop Superman as a character, they could also give Flash a nice platform to be introduced, without the pressures of having to carry the film. Don't get me wrong; Batman and Superman teaming is a great idea that should happen. I'm just not sure that Bats needs to be introduced at this point in the game. He's the only "sure thing." The other characters of JLA, be it Flash, WW, or GL, are the ones that may require the type of support that a duo film would bring.

    9 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. Y2Jliontamer

    I don't know who would be a good batman.
    Bradley Cooper has that bruce wayne look, and he can do fight scenes well.

    9 months agoby @Y2JliontamerFlag

  27. Mr.K

    Umm...... Yeah. Angry Joe just explained my concerns for this team-up:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L43JaaWcT-M

    This crossover should be left for it's own film rather than for Man Of Steel 2.

    9 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  28. Sean

    @shuabert I honestly wasn't too crazy about Christian Bale playing Batman. He was definitely great as Batman, but I'm confident that they will find a great actor to play the role of Batman.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  29. Derek Erny

    I understand what you are saying. You are looking for something more true to the comic book Batman. Let me ask this, who do you have in mind to be cast in that roll that could pull that off?

    9 months agoby @Derek-ErnyFlag

  30. TheDude1

    @shuabert Most reviews give the film a good rating. However the ones that are hard on it overall dislike it because of silly things like it is different from the Donner films. And don't expect a Nolan type Batman in that movie. Those days are over and rightfully so. That Batman does not fit in the JL universe.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag