Next DC Super Hero Movie In Pre-Production
Director Zack Snyder Unites Superman and Batman in One Explosive New Film
On the heels of the worldwide success of Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time-Batman and Superman-for the first time on the big screen. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The current hit, Man of Steel, has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne andDiane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.
Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Goyer has previously worked on The Dark Knight trilogy as well as Man of Steel. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.
Silverman stated, "Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he's a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way." Kroll added, "We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of Man of Steel is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us".
Man of Steel is currently showing in Egyptian theatres by United Motion Pictures, the biggest film distributor in the Arab world and the sole distributor of Warner Bros. films in Egypt.