July 20, 2013 7:50 PM
"Superman" director Zack Snyder said a sequel to 'Man of Steel' was not only in the works, but would feature a showdown of two of DC Comic's best-known caped crusaders - Superman versus Batman. Snyder made the announcement before a surprised the audience at the end of a Warner Bros. film panel at San Diego's Comic-Con and received thunderous applause from the 6,000-plus in attendance. Harvey Weinstein has enlisted a group of civil rights leaders including the Rev. Jesse Jackson in his battle with Warner Bros. over the use of the title The Butler even as the title itself enters arbitration. Once a hotbed for avid fans of cult comic and fantasy genres, San Diego's Comic-Con has become an important stop for film studios and directors looking to gauge the responses of the convention's savvy audience. Gareth Edwards, director of Warner Bros.' 2014 film "Godzilla," who made his first trip to Comic-Con last year to discuss possibly rebooting the monster movies, said audience reaction helped get the film approved for production. "I hadn't really comprehended how significant it was going to be for the film.