Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel was always intended to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero movies. And looking at it right now, it still feels like a definitely strong foundation for particularly that. It’s a “first contact” film in many strategies, effectively showcasing how humanity reacts to an individual extra than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature model is tempered relatively by an virtually Nolan-esque endurance and strategy to the worldbuilding all over Superman.
Sad to say, Person of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the around the globe box office. A extra than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs experienced visions of the magic billion greenback range dancing in their heads right after Marvel’s Avengers results the past summer season, and whichever preliminary programs there were for Male of Steel 2 ended up promptly scuttled in favor of a a lot more aggressive staff-making approach that would rapid track a Justice League film. How promptly? Properly, Person of Metal opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio introduced that Person of Steel 2 would in fact introduce Batman.
Of system, we would appear to know that movie as the even more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, fans were being glad that Man of Steel 2 was a actuality, in spite of its Gotham Town visitor star. But as several have suspected, that was not the first prepare for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been speaking about wherever his Superman films could have gone had been they not conscripted into the company of hustling the Justice League to the significant monitor.
“We talked about a Brainiac movie,” Snyder told BroBible. Brainiac would have been a natural decision for the sequel, looking at how a great deal worldbuilding and care was finished on Krypton in the initially movie. At the time, Brainiac had in no way been performed correctly in live action (it continues to be the wonderful missed prospect of the Christopher Reeve era, much too), and it wasn’t until finally 2018’s Krypton Television set collection that we got a appropriate glance at one of Superman’s ideal baddies in live motion.