Zack Snyder’s 2013 Male of Steel was generally supposed to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero films. And looking at it now, it even now feels like a seriously strong basis for exactly that. It is a “first contact” movie in quite a few ways, effectively showcasing how humanity reacts to an individual much more than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature model is tempered considerably by an practically Nolan-esque persistence and solution to the worldbuilding all around Superman.
Sad to say, Guy of Steel was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the around the globe box business office. A far more than respectable blockbuster determine, but Warner Bros. execs experienced visions of the magic billion greenback range dancing in their heads right after Marvel’s Avengers accomplishment the past summer time, and what ever first options there were for Male of Steel 2 have been swiftly scuttled in favor of a extra intense crew-creating strategy that would speedy monitor a Justice League film. How quickly? Perfectly, Person of Steel opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio introduced that Man of Metal 2 would in simple fact introduce Batman.
Of course, we would appear to know that film as the even far more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, admirers have been contented that Male of Steel 2 was a fact, despite its Gotham Metropolis visitor star. But as several have suspected, that was not the first strategy for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been conversing about wherever his Superman motion pictures could have gone have been they not conscripted into the provider of hustling the Justice League to the major display screen.
“We talked about a Brainiac film,” Snyder instructed BroBible. Brainiac would have been a all-natural alternative for the sequel, contemplating how significantly worldbuilding and care was carried out on Krypton in the first movie. At the time, Brainiac experienced in no way been performed thoroughly in dwell action (it stays the terrific skipped possibility of the Christopher Reeve era, much too), and it was not till 2018’s Krypton Tv set sequence that we acquired a suitable look at 1 of Superman’s most effective baddies in reside motion.