Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Metal was constantly meant to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero films. And viewing it today, it nonetheless feels like a truly sound basis for exactly that. It is a “first contact” movie in numerous means, correctly showcasing how humanity reacts to somebody additional than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature design and style is tempered fairly by an virtually Nolan-esque patience and tactic to the worldbuilding all over Superman.
Regretably, Man of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the worldwide box place of work. A more than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs had visions of the magic billion dollar number dancing in their heads immediately after Marvel’s Avengers achievement the former summer season, and whatever initial plans there had been for Person of Steel 2 were quickly scuttled in favor of a far more aggressive staff-setting up strategy that would quickly track a Justice League movie. How promptly? Perfectly, Gentleman of Steel opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio declared that Person of Steel 2 would in actuality introduce Batman.
Of system, we would come to know that film as the even additional divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, supporters had been pleased that Male of Steel 2 was a reality, inspite of its Gotham Metropolis guest star. But as many have suspected, that was not the first system for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been chatting about the place his Superman movies could have long gone were they not conscripted into the services of hustling the Justice League to the significant monitor.
“We talked about a Brainiac film,” Snyder advised BroBible. Brainiac would have been a all-natural option for the sequel, taking into consideration how considerably worldbuilding and treatment was performed on Krypton in the initially film. At the time, Brainiac experienced never ever been performed appropriately in live motion (it stays the good skipped possibility of the Christopher Reeve period, far too), and it was not until 2018’s Krypton Tv set series that we bought a proper glimpse at one of Superman’s most effective baddies in dwell action.