'Man of Steel 2' Will Introduce Wonder Woman or a New Batman

Other 'Justice League' characters might also pop up in the sequel according to writer David S. Goyer.
Man of Steel 2 will introduce Wonder Woman or a new Batman
Man of Steel 2 will introduce Wonder Woman or a new Batman
David S. Goyer is continuing to make the press rounds for Man of Steel, which many of you saw last night at Midnight or early courtesy of Walmart. Yesterday, the screenwriter claimed that Man of Steel 2 would open a floodgate of DC Comics superheroes, and serve as the cause that sets up Justice League.

Today, he tells Hey U Guys out of the UK that we will most likely see either a new Batman not associated with the Christopher Nolan universe, or Wonder Woman introduced in this upcoming sequel, which will definitely spring board into both the Untitled Batman Reboot and Justice League. Though, no stand-alone Wonder Woman movie is being discussed at this time.

"It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn't hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And [Zack] Snyder has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris' The Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I haven't had various conversations on set, around 'what if' and 'moving forward'. That having been said, it's all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more Man of Steel films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception. If that happens, I would be happy, and nervous, to dive in."


While there is a loose screenplay for Justice League lurking about, it won't be used in the shooting of this mammoth ensemble. David S. Goyer confirms that a new screenplay is in the works, but is careful not to confirm himself as the author.

"They're hoping that the film does well, but god forbid it doesn't, things will change. I don't know how many different iterations of Justice League they've tried to mount over the last decade or so. But for one reason or another they haven't happened. I think Warner Bros has seen, and Christ[opher Nolan] deserves the biggest credit for this, that we were able to revitalize Batman and put it into the first billion dollar superhero film. And they're hoping that Superman will be revitalized as well. And if we can do Batman and Superman, then maybe we can move on to Wonder Woman, and The Flash, and characters like that."


What do you think? Are you excited to see a new Batman or Wonder Woman in Man of Steel 2 first? Or do you just want Justice League right now? Will this whole enterprise be better the longer it simmers?

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.



Sources: Hey U Guys

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  1. Cody Shirt

    I honestly believe it's a terrible idea to include Wonder Woman or Batman as supporting characters in yet ANOTHER Superman film. I'm a big fan of both characters and I understand the upset when it comes to this, as soon as Wonder Woman hits the screen in a Superman film, she will be depowered and stripped of her own canon. If this happens ten she will become a supporting character and everything that writers have worked on for 72 years will be pushed a side because no one wants to push for her own feature film. And I hate to say it, but this is a total representation of how sexism is still holding strong with these awesome Super heroes. Not one decent female lead super hero movie has been made since Elektra, and even then it lacked.

    Adding Wonder Woman as a supporting character first would be a huge mistake. It will damage her credibility and demean her character to that of the token pretty super hero. It's like all the bad ass females that we had in the 1980-90's have all just faded into supporting parts. I know how minute this argument can be, but this character is a representation of what people think what we want as a society, and to be honest, they market to the demographics they can sell, which tends to be men who are too uncomfortable with their sexuality to respect a female super hero for how awesome she is and not how big her breasts are, and women (and some men) who are sexually stimulated by the tight suits.

    I am so tired of the usual, "strong woman can only be banging the protagonist or be evi" paradigm.

    Don't get me wrong, I friggin love Batman and Superman, but to see the way females are portrayed in this fiction and entrancing form of story telling, I can't stand it. I do not want the future daughter I may have one day to live up to the expectation that she can have either gossip girl or Male, semi chauvinistic Batman or Superman.

    These movies do more than entertain, they evolve to represent the state of society as we know it, and the fact that the female dynamics have only changed to incorporate spunky attitudes, pig headedness and the fist or the arm of the protagonist, since the 1950's only perpetuates where we're actually are at with equality.
    We need to face factss, as soon as a movie comes out, it becomes our new canon. It's what non-comic-reading fans base their opinions on. And that's a shame because many fans won't even be able to touch the surface of how awesome the Wonder Woman mythos actually is. To form her character as a secondary to Superman is a huge mistake.

    Basically, Wonder Woman absolutely needs to get her own feature, if not, we're going to say goodbye to nearly three quarters of a centuries work and character development.

    1 year agoby @Cody-ShirtFlag

  2. Leonard Casiano

    It Would be stupid to just introduce Wonder Woman with out having her own movie first, wow let's get on her movie already...talk about the most epic female character to date. I bet if marvel owned Wonder Woman, they would have made her a movie already.

    1 year agoby @Leonard-CasianoFlag

  3. Aff7205

    There's no need to reboot Batman. If superman is meant to inspire more superheroes, then why not bring batman back this way. Have robin blake find Bruce living in recluse, and tell him that superman has inspired him to take to the streets in order to protect Gotham and preserve the city that batman fought to change. But due to the arrival of a new villan such as Brainiac in which superman is losing to, Robin tells him that he needs his help. This could lead to batman returning as superman, robin, and wonder woman try and take on brainiac + another villian (Lex, scarecrow, penguin, etc). This could be man of steel 2 and lead to a justice league movie. Just an idea.

    1 year agoby @Aff7205Flag

  4. Wilson Setio Kaiba

    I suggest Bring out the Batman and Superman out first or in this case Man of Steel 2. Then the JL. or The Flash and Wonder Woman Then The JL. Either way Man Of Steel must come out first. It give a better story line and with the Dark Knight looking over Superman After all trust is need and The Batman don't trust anyone even the Man of Steel. The sequel would have to be Superman earning his trust with The Batman and teaming up to Stop The world greatness Villain Lex Corp. The Director Must make Lex the baddest bad ass then the joker. On the flip side The Man of Steel delivery. it was awesome... Great Job guys.

    1 year agoby @Wilson-Setio-KaibaFlag

  5. Sean

    @Matthew-Arthur They didn't ruin Superman in Man of Steel. Man of Steel is the best Superman movie yet! Snyder and Goyer did develop character and tell and emotionally compelling story with Man of Steel!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Matthew Arthur

    Please don't let Snyder/Goyer ruin Nolan's Batman like they did with Superman in Man of Steel. Get a director who knows how to develop characters and tell an emotionally compelling story!!

    1 year agoby @Matthew-ArthurFlag

  7. Sarah Johnson

    I would prefer a batman instead of wonderwoman. They have lois and supes have feelings for each other in this and i'm afraid if they feel the need to make wonderwoman a big part of it that they'll go the way of the comics and screw that up. Heres an idea if they want wonderwoman in a movie give her her own movie and let the man of steel 2 movie be just about superman and this movies lois and villian wise Lex i mean come on. Also batman would make more since considering the batman references that popped up in the movie

    1 year agoby @Sarah-Johnson-70697704Flag

  8. Adamvienna

    Dont get me wrong id love a team up movie but make another man of steel movie be only about superman Clark Kent his life his love of Lois, make 2,more superman movies then a wonderwoman then justice league

    1 year agoby @adamviennaFlag

  9. ejk1

    @joshsss Whoa...did you just crucify my friend @dan1?

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. Writer220

    If they do get another actor for the role of Batman, I say just continue to tell excellent stories. It doesn't have to be linked into TDKR, reboot is an ugly and unnecessary word.
    All I want is to see new stories with different villains and some returning.
    As of MOS 2, if Batman & Wonder Woman showed up just for ten minutes or more a lot of people would be pleased.
    Nolan's Batman is weak, just look at the street fight in TDKR 'I was disgusted with that'.
    With MOS 2 all they have to do is have Batman in his cave and he says something about Superman being a threat to the planet.

    For WW she's just flying her invisible plane and see's Superman fight one of his villains.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Lol, someone missed the joke

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Joshsss

    @dan1 ""I think Warner Bros has seen, and Christ[opher Nolan]'
    I see what you did there with Nolan's first name."

    No you don't....that's what they call Christopher Nolan. The writer added the bracket part so we know who he's talking about.

    As for everyone else, while I loved Bale's rendition of batman, he just cannot be a part of justice league. As others have pointed out, he's not -that- superhero. TDK wasn't about being a superhero. It was about him struggling with his inner self. He wasn't supposed to be this strong badass mofo. For justice league they will need to entertain a new batman who is far superior to the one we saw in TDK.

    Also JGL is NOT GOING TO BE THE NEXT BATMAN. He was Robin in TDK why would he be chosen as batman in the reboot? Makes no sense. Despite them being 2 different movies/times, they will not do something like this.

    1 year agoby @joshsssFlag

  13. Vamp

    They need to press forward a lot harder with Wonder Woman. There's so much lore for her that it makes it hard to pinpoint just what is needed for the movie, but it can be done. DC needs to focus on the individual heroes and getting good writers before they decide to tackle Justice League.

    1 year agoby @vampire2000Flag

  14. Adamvienna

    In my opinion a "man of steel" movie should be just that.. why are they going to put batman or wonder woman in the movie? make 2 more man of steel movies with superman villains theres plenty of them to choose from! and please not lex luthor and his kryptonite land schemes again im beyond sick of that.. then after 2 more amazing movies of man of steel then add batman or ww.. i mean dark knight didnt share the screen with superman or any1 else why should the most icon suerhero share the screen! to zack snyder i say this please dont do lex luthor (alone anyways add braniac or something) and make a man of steel movie a man of steel movie then add a team up movie call it something different!

    1 year agoby @adamviennaFlag

  15. Steve Rudzinski

    @aoshi Because Bale's Batman would die the first day on the job with the Justice League.

    Nolan's Batman can barely fight the Joker, never mind Darkseid. Nolan's Batman is too weak to be part of the DC Movie-Verse.

    1 year agoby @Steve-RudzinskiFlag

  16. Steve Rudzinski

    @Adam-J-Haywood Joseph Gordon Levitt is not going to be the next Batman. He doesn't at all come off like Bruce Wayne and even today, looks too young to even be a young Bruce Wayne.

    Oh are you talking about the ending of Dark Knight Rises? Because that has nothing do with the DC Universe, as this article itself points out.

    1 year agoby @Steve-RudzinskiFlag

  17. Steve Rudzinski

    Why not both?

    1 year agoby @Steve-RudzinskiFlag

  18. undeadslayer4

    @john-m well if they can pull that off like they did with black widow and cat woman (selina kyle) maybe ur right but other than that who would want to be some super hero chick running around like a stripper

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  19. Brizzy

    Chris Pine or Ryan Gosling as Flash.
    Im out.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  20. Monkeyiron 2.0

    How bout Martian Manhunter

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  21. Adam J Haywood

    So here is how to solve this. Cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt as batman since he is going to be the next batman anyways. I believe there is no need for a batman reboot for it is too much too soon. They should just role with Nolan's "universe" I mean since he helped produced Man of Steel anyways. But these are just suggestions that may never spawn in the minds of the writers who try to hard to figure something that simple out. I also fully support the appearance of Wonder Woman. However I don'r see a way to "modernize" her outfit. But who knows, these people get paid to think of all the rational answers so they'll come up with something

    1 year agoby @Adam-J-HaywoodFlag

  22. John Lewis Wright

    Reportedly they'd like Henry Cavill's girlfriend Gina Carano play Wonder Woman. That being said, I know some will say that won't work. I say sure. :) Just like The Simpsons hasn't lasted, Pro Wrestling didn't become more powerful with WCW, Kiss' reuniting in the 90's hasn't become a lasting pop culture juggernaut... O:-)

    1 year agoby @John-Lewis-WrightFlag

  23. Sean

    What they should do is have Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman all in Man of Steel 2. It will be interesting to find out who they cast as Batman and Wonder Woman though.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. MrLoco Campos-Overgaard

    I would like to see a Superman and Batman movie, but not another Batman reboot as was mentioned in the article. The Dark Knight series is just fine, let's continue with that, there's no need fixing something that's not broken. Also I would really like to see a Justice League movie too

    1 year agoby @mrloco-campos-overgaardFlag

  25. Eddie584

    I would rather see bruce wayne than batman or a mention of batman on the news in the background one of those....

    1 year agoby @eddie584Flag

  26. aoshi

    @tomp1210 Branagh's work in Thor was very meh.

    1 year agoby @aoshiFlag

  27. aoshi

    @phatalphd yep, I don't see why they have to shed the whole Bale as batman idea altogether. He can come back from retirement or something.

    1 year agoby @aoshiFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Lol, Christ

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  29. ejk1

    Hmm...I'd rather they introduce a character that would need the Superman support in getting another franchise off the ground. WW may fit that, but Bats certainly doesn't.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  30. phatalphd

    going to see MoS again so I can do my part to ensure this happens. After seeing MoS last night I could so see Bale and Cavill opposite eachother

    1 year agoby @phatalphdFlag