'Man of Steel 2' Coming in 2014 with 'Justice League' to Arrive in 2015!

Warner Bros. plans to use the 'Man of Steel' sequel to set up 'Justice League' and introduce new DC Comics Characters.

Man of Steel 2 plans 2014 release date
Man of Steel 2 plans 2014 release date
Its Monday morning after the weekend release of Man of Steel, and its being considered a blockbuster hit, with the Superman reboot bringing in an estimated $125.1 million since launching with a special Walmart preview this past Thursday night. The film is garnering great word of mouth, which means it's likely that more and more audiences will go throughout the week, lending into its second #1 weekend. And it's likely that this DC Comics adventure will see repeat business from happy fans.

Its long been known that the fate of Justice League, DC and Warner Bros.'s answer to Disney and Marvel Studios' Marvel's The Avengers, rests on the success of Man of Steel. It's being reported by The Wall Street Journal today that Man of Steel 2 is being fast tracked and will be on screens in time for a 2014 release date. The film will introduce at least one major DC Comics character, leading into Justice League, which "knowledgeable people close to the studio" claim is confirmed for a 2015 release date.

2015 has long been the planned date for Justice League, so maybe preproduction is further along than we think at this point.

Dan Fellman, Warner's president of domestic distribution, had this to say.

It's more than just a franchise for us; it really opens up the door to do combinations of the DC Comics characters. We can build them up like Marvel did and benefit from the history of DC."

With 2014 less than a year away, it seems implausible that DC and Warner Bros. would be able to get Man of Steel 2 ready in time to meet that release. We know that Zack Snyder is returning as a director, and that David S. Goyer is returning as a writer. We've also long heard of major announcements coming out of the DC Comics camp. Is it possible that a sequel to Man of Steel is ready to go? Will shooting begin before the end of the year? Has stuff already been shot?

This is turning into a very interesting story, and we'll keep you updated as more information comes in. This might all turn out to just be wishful thinking on Warner Bros. part, and their recent track record with Justice League has indicated that we wouldn't be seeing it for a very long time. Its quite possible that all of this is a lot further along that we could have hoped or imagined.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



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  1. Kirk Mailloux

    WB is thinking of casting Charlie Hunnam as Flash. No, he is better as Aqua Man.

    1 year agoby @Kirk-MaillouxFlag

  2. Jordan Herkowski

    Preproduction? They don't even have a script for Justice League yet.

    1 year agoby @Jordan-HerkowskiFlag

  3. Cortez Deleon

    I'd like this to happen oh I'd pray for it to happen along with Justice League becoming a movie to? Oooooh talk about a blockbuster but I just can't see it happening so fast unless they were already having plans and working on it before they even released MOS which is to much of a gamble. And if Justice League requires MOS 2 and Warner Bro's and all that stuff then by 2014 I can't see it happening. To fast. I hope it does happen though.

    1 year agoby @Cortez-DeleonFlag

  4. Nathan Paul Kennedy

    Maybe Christmas time 2014, but I can't see it being done from scratch in time for next summer, not unless they've already got the thing started.

    1 year agoby @Nathan-Paul-KennedyFlag

  5. Sean

    @pjwolsker It won't.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Sean

    @corey Oh, okay. I will do so then :) .

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Pjwolsker

    There's no way MoS 2 comes out 2014

    1 year agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  8. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic Yes Sean........100 percent positive. Watch the movie again and look closely. It's a pretty brilliant easter egg.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  9. Sean

    @corey Really? You're 100% percent sure that they CGI'd Reeves face in that scene for a spit second?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic You're wrong, sir. They CGI'd Reeves face in that scene for a split second. It was a easter egg for classic Superman fans. Reeves and Cavill do not look that much alike.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  11. Sean

    @gumperman Thanks for the link. I think what it is, is that Henry Cavill's face just so happens to look like Christopher Reeves face did when he first played Superman.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. gumperman

    @themoviefanatic I don't think there is yet? I just saw it again yesterday and noticed it again, but it is so fast. I wish I could pause and that scene to have a better look. ;)
    ....Upon searhing I found this site that may give you the answer? http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ComicMovieBuzz/news/?a=81753

    @bane5000 Thank you! I noticed the LexCorp on the tanker, plus it was on the semi truck that dropped him off in Smallville when he returned to the farm. I also noticed the Wayne Enterprises on the satellite, though it was pretty quick. :) Thank you again!

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  13. Sean

    @gumperman Okay, I believe what you are saying and all. But, Is there an image of that scene maybe, with his face appearing the way that you said it does ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Jainit Kapadia

    I hope they dont end up doing Batman and Robin by introducing too many superheroes or by rushing towards the 2014 date...Justice League so soon would bound to be a disaster coz not many know about Flash wonder woman and the new batman plus GL wasn't even a big hit.....I hope DC doesn't fall flat on its face....

    2 years agoby @Jainit-KapadiaFlag

  15. Ccomry

    There is no need for a Justice League movie. They only ones who actually care about a full JL film are super nerd comic types, which the majority of the movie going public is not. A Batman/Superman movie would make a billion dollars and keep it uncomplicated. No one really cares about Martian Manhunter or Green Lantern. Mark my words, the Justice League movie will be a miserable failure.

    2 years agoby @ccomryFlag

  16. cryhawks

    Loved movie & can't believe a sequel will come out next year. Really hoping the do Brainiac as the next villain

    2 years agoby @cryhwksFlag

  17. Bane5000

    @gumperman .....Other easter eggs...

    Batman: The Wayne Enterprises logo on the satellite Zod and Supes smash into while fighting into space

    Utopia Casino: A building displaying Utopia Casino, which in DC the owner of that casino is the one who brings Kryptonite to Metropolis

    Lex Luthor :The gas taker Zod throws at Supes and a building both displaying LexCorp

    Booster Gold: When Supes is flying down the building towards Zod, u see Blaze Comics logo in the back, which publish Booster Gold books for DC

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  18. Chad Langen

    Disney and Marvel were smart to get Joss Whedon heavily involved in The Avengers universe early on. Warner Bros. should have done the same thing with Christopher Nolan. Instead, Nolan has already moved on to other things for the most part. I know he played a huge part in Man of Steel, but from what I've heard, he doesn't have much interest in future DC comic adaptations. If I were Warner Bros., I would be making Nolan an offer he couldn't refuse. They need someone overlooking every aspect of the Justice League universe to ensure everything runs smoothly. Joss Whedon has done a tremendous job with The Avengers universe.

    2 years agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  19. gumperman

    @themoviefanatic, @bane5000 told you what scene it was! When he was below the beam of the World Engine. They do a close up on his face as he is fighting the beam, his face morphs into Christopher Reeve for a second. I didn't notice it the first time, but after I read about it online and then saw the movie a second time, I did. What other easter eggs were in the movie?

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  20. Sean

    @corey I asked Bane5000 what scene it was in, but what scene was it in? Its baffled me now that I realize that I didn't catch it in the movie.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  21. Sean

    @bane5000 Well, I didn't see any such scene. Are you sure that in the movie? What part of the movie are you referring to?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Fry_3000

    Don't rush, take their time and deliver great films. Story , story, story. And also 'the flash' film to happen soon too please :)

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  23. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic Sean there is a Reeves cameo...it's just not REALLY him. CGI was used to create Christopher Reeves as a nod to fans.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  24. DJRickyV

    Seems like they're rushing things but as a movie-goer, I like the idea of seeing a Marvel and a DC movie every year (as well as a Star Trek and Star Wars lol). But they don't need to do standalone movies for every member of the JL. Avengers set everything up with just Iron Man, Hulk, Cap, and Thor. Black Widow and Hawkeye never got their own movie. DC's already introduced three of the big guns with Batman, GL, and Superman. Unfortunately, none of them really tie into each other very well. This could get real messy.

    2 years agoby @djrickyvFlag

  25. Fama Volat

    @bane5000@sean i saw it too. i thought my mind was playing tricks on me!

    2 years agoby @Fama-VolatFlag

  26. Corey W.

    Justice League will probably be a small cast. Like probably just Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, it doesn't look we'll be getting a GL reboot and Reynolds will in fact continue playing the character. But honestly, I'm okay with Reynolds continuing as the character. He was a decent Hal Jordan and he's enjoyable in big casts so if the writing is good it could work. In MOS 2, we can be introduced to Batman. We don't need another origin story. Seriously. I'm perfectly FINE with Batman being introduced in MOS 2 WITHOUT a reboot...then after Justice League happens they can just give him a stand-alone movie. So if Bats and Wonder Woman are introduced in MOS 2, then all Justice League has to do is bring GL into the mix. Then those four can team up. Then once Bats and Wonder Woman get a stand-alone there can be a possible Aquaman and Flash movie, as well as a MOS 3 that lead into a second Justice League that brings the whole team together. Sounds tough, but with the right writing it could work.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  27. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic ...Its true, google it, there posts everywhere about it...Unfortunately MW probably wont have it up till next week since they lag it at times

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  28. Avian

    WB, you cannot be serious? I truly hope Dan Fellman is wrong about this because rushing these things out is the WRONG thing to do. I thought you learned with the Dark Knight Trilogy, but apparently you didn't.

    2 years agoby @avian005Flag

  29. Sean

    @bane5000 Whoops, I meant to say before that there is no Christopher Reeves cameo in Man of Steel. He past away back in 2004.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag