‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Delayed Until 2016

Whaaaaat?!  I hear you all cry (well…I certainly did), in hindsight it was inevitable but now a reality – Warner Brothers have announced that the release of their as yet untitled Man of Steel sequel (which I still refuse to call Batman vs. Superman) has been pushed back by almost a year to May 2016.

It’s a smart move, with the inclusion of Batman and Wonder Woman it was already a massive undertaking and given the continuous raft of rumours (that seem to be emerging almost on a daily basis) surrounding possible casting and additional DC Universe characters being incorporated in some capacity (Green Lantern and, now, Aquaman), could this end up being an even more ambitious project than DC/Warner Brothers had initially intended?

Following the success of Marvel Studios, particularly the overwhelming response (both commercially and critically) to Avengers Assemble, DC/Warner Brothers have naturally become restless in their efforts to cultivate their own cinematic universe and more development/production time will surely allow them to fully realise this goal (and not to mention 2015 is already overcrowded with high profile releases).

All that’s certain at this point is that Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne will return and will be joined by Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a film we’re assured that will be very much a Man of Steel sequel that will undoubtedly build further towards Justice League.  Zack Snyder will direct from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.

But let’s not get carried away with all those rumours, they are exactly just that.  The prospect of throwing more DCU characters into the mix is both tantalising and disconcerting – it could very easily fail as much as it could work, so let’s have faith and wait to see…

What are your thoughts on the Man of Steel sequel?  Leave a comment below!

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8 thoughts on “‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Delayed Until 2016

  1. Very angry, If I have to wait another year for this film, the pressure will build further and my leniency will be tested. If they have done it for making a really good film then fine I am with them but if it turns out bad I will flip.

    Also kind of looks like Age of Ultron has scared them away and I don’t like that feeling 😦

    • I feel your pain Tim! But, so long as they use the extra time to get it right and not keep tweaking the script to overload the film with more and more DCU characters.

      My hope is: Superman, Batman, a bit of Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor and another villain and a post-credits Aquaman cameo and save Green Lantern for Justice League methinks!

  2. Well I have to say….WEHEY!!! I’m hopeing…..SERIOUSLY hoping that this delay is to get the movie right! Not to rush it and ruin it! I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that green lantern and Aquaman do NOT make an appearance in this film unless of course it’s as a brief (and I mean brief) cameo in the form of their alter egos! But who knows eh??? As you said it could all be just one rumour after another! Anyhow I have a wee bit if faith that Warner Bros, DC and Snyder will pull something incredibly awesome out the hat and leave both skeptics and fans crazed for more!! Roll on 2016!!!

    • Indeed, roll on 2016! I just hope that DC/Wanrers don’t get too carried away and serve the story well, certainly some set-up for Justice League will be welcome but don’t sideline Superman (and even Batman) for the sake of it!

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