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.
Man of Steel 2 will introduce Wonder Woman or a new Batman
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.