In London tonight for the UK Premiere of his latest film, Sucker Punch, we had some time with director Zack Snyder on the red carpet and with the hyperbole and hearsay regarding the future for the post-Nolan Batman franchise and a potential Justice League Movie coming in 2013 we wanted to know what place, if any, Snyder’s Superman has with Warner Bros’ long term plans.
We asked Snyder about the plans for the Justice League movie and how his Superman fitted in with that? This is what he said,
‘It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool’
Here’s Zack Snyder talking to us on the carpet earlier this evening, the quote comes about a minute into the interview,
There was also an extra treat for Superman fans walking around tonight’s premiere in the form of Henry Cavill, soon be forever associated with the blue and red of the Man of Steel.
The L.A. Times interview with Jeff Robinov, which began the frenzied speculation, touched on the character of Superman as an example of how another DC character might appear in the proposed Justice League movie. Talking about Wonder Woman’s imminent debut on TV, Robinov said,
Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on,
TV’s Smallville and Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns could exist in the same space perhaps because of the difference, and easy differentiation, between TV and Film. While it is looking unlikely that 2013 will see a Justice League film if we did, and Snyder’s Man of Steel did well enough to produce sequels, we would have two movie versions of Superman out there.