"Man of Steel," Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, is somewhat shrouded in mystery; aside from a short teaser and some exclusive Comic-Con footage released earlier this year, Warner Brothers has kept a lid on the project. Both the studio and the director have been especially coy about the film's connection to the upcoming "Justice League" film, but the latest from Snyder indicates that the two films may be connected after all.
In an interview with the New York Post, Snyder indicated that he "doesn't know how Justice League will be handled," but he does know that "Man of Steel exists, and Superman is in it." The director adds that he "doesn't know how you'd move forward without acknowledging that."
Furthermore, he refused to answer a specific question about his Superman's involvement with the Justice League film, but he did hint that doing so would be "a big spoiler."
This ontrasts previous statements from Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan, both of whom have resisted connecting "Man of Steel" to the impending crossover. Back in March, Snyder insisted that his Superman would remain separate from the Justice League film just as Nolan's Batman wouldn't be making an appearance in the team-up.
However, at Comic-Con itself, Snyder simply stated that he was attempting to "get Superman's house in order," which seemingly left the door cracked for a crossover.
Snyder's change of tune is interesting, and it seems possible that he and Warner Brothers have used the extended post-production (the film was delayed from this Christmas to next summer) to reconsider its plans. When "Man of Steel" was in production, the studio hadn't cemented its Justice League intentions, so one has to wonder if it sees "Man of Steel" as a launching pad.
Arguably, it would be a wise move; not only would it avoid the confusion of having two cinematic Supermen, but spinning Justice League out of an existing film would mimic the model that was successful for Marvel's "Avengers" crossover.
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