Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel was constantly meant to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero films. And observing it today, it continue to feels like a definitely good foundation for precisely that. It’s a “first contact” film in a lot of approaches, effectively showcasing how humanity reacts to an individual extra than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature style is tempered somewhat by an just about Nolan-esque endurance and strategy to the worldbuilding around Superman.
Regrettably, Gentleman of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the around the world box place of work. A much more than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs experienced visions of the magic billion dollar selection dancing in their heads after Marvel’s Avengers success the earlier summertime, and what ever original ideas there had been for Male of Metal 2 were being speedily scuttled in favor of a a lot more aggressive crew-creating strategy that would fast track a Justice League film. How promptly? Effectively, Male of Metal opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio announced that Man of Metal 2 would in reality introduce Batman.
Of study course, we would occur to know that film as the even much more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, lovers had been contented that Guy of Metal 2 was a truth, inspite of its Gotham City guest star. But as a lot of have suspected, that was not the original prepare for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been chatting about where by his Superman flicks could have long gone ended up they not conscripted into the company of hustling the Justice League to the significant display screen.
“We talked about a Brainiac film,” Snyder explained to BroBible. Brainiac would have been a natural choice for the sequel, thinking of how substantially worldbuilding and care was performed on Krypton in the 1st film. At the time, Brainiac had hardly ever been finished correctly in stay action (it continues to be the fantastic skipped chance of the Christopher Reeve period, way too), and it was not until eventually 2018’s Krypton Television collection that we obtained a proper glimpse at a single of Superman’s finest baddies in reside action.