Zack Snyder’s 2013 Male of Steel was constantly intended to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero films. And watching it currently, it nevertheless feels like a actually good foundation for particularly that. It’s a “first contact” movie in quite a few methods, properly showcasing how humanity reacts to someone much more than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature style is tempered fairly by an virtually Nolan-esque endurance and method to the worldbuilding all around Superman.
Regretably, Gentleman of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the all over the world box workplace. A more 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 achievement the prior summertime, and no matter what first designs there ended up for Man of Metal 2 were swiftly scuttled in favor of a additional aggressive group-creating approach that would rapidly observe a Justice League movie. How promptly? Effectively, Person of Steel opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio declared that Person of Steel 2 would in truth introduce Batman.
Of course, we would appear to know that film as the even much more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, enthusiasts were being content that Man of Metal 2 was a truth, irrespective of its Gotham City visitor star. But as many have suspected, that was not the unique program for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been conversing about exactly where his Superman motion pictures could have long gone had been they not conscripted into the provider of hustling the Justice League to the major display.
“We talked about a Brainiac motion picture,” Snyder told BroBible. Brainiac would have been a pure selection for the sequel, thinking of how significantly worldbuilding and treatment was finished on Krypton in the first movie. At the time, Brainiac experienced by no means been performed correctly in stay action (it remains the great missed opportunity of the Christopher Reeve era, also), and it wasn’t till 2018’s Krypton Tv series that we acquired a right look at 1 of Superman’s finest baddies in live action.