Three cheers for continuity! MAN OF STEEL director Zack Snyder recently sat down for a brief discussion about his upcoming Superman flick, and the much beloved (and equally despised) adapter of comic books revealed that his version of the Big Blue Boyscout will appear in the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie.
Admittedly, he was a bit coy about the whole matter, but he said about as much as we need to confirm that Henry Cavill PROBABLY will star in JL.
Here’s what the Watchmen director (and creator of that steamy, kinda creapy Night Owl sex scene) had to say about bringing a DC cinematic universe to the big screen…
“I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.”
OK. We can pretty much tell that Snyder is in the process of sculpting a world fit for Supes, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the heroes to coexist. That, in itself, doesn’t directly lend itself to Cavill’s reprisal of the cape in JL, but this next part does. When asked about any possible connections between Man of Steel and JL, Snyder said…
The Man of Steel’ exists, and Superman is in it. I don’t know how you’d move forward without acknowledging that,”
Well, in the cautious language of Hollywood, that’s about as close to confirmation as we’ll get.
What do you think? I know I can’t wait to see that glorious bastard on the big screen. Although, if they’re going the team route, they should allow Superman to confront the threat in the opening scenes of the movie, and allow the baddie (whether alien army, Darkseid, or any other villain) to thoroughly thrash the Kryptonian. Otherwise, we’d always ask “Couldn’t Supes beat them up all on his own?”