Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel was generally meant to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero videos. And observing it right now, it however feels like a genuinely sound basis for accurately that. It is a “first contact” film in a lot of ways, effectively showcasing how humanity reacts to somebody much more than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature design is tempered somewhat by an practically Nolan-esque patience and approach to the worldbuilding all around Superman.
Sadly, Gentleman of Steel was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the around the world box business. A much more than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs experienced visions of the magic billion dollar variety dancing in their heads right after Marvel’s Avengers achievements the previous summer time, and whatever preliminary plans there ended up for Male of Steel 2 were immediately scuttled in favor of a far more aggressive crew-creating strategy that would speedy keep track of a Justice League movie. How immediately? Well, Person of Metal opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio introduced that Person of Steel 2 would in simple fact introduce Batman.
Of training course, we would occur to know that film as the even additional divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, admirers were pleased that Man of Steel 2 was a reality, in spite of its Gotham City visitor star. But as lots of have suspected, that was not the first strategy for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been chatting about in which his Superman videos could have absent had been they not conscripted into the services of hustling the Justice League to the huge screen.
“We talked about a Brainiac film,” Snyder told BroBible. Brainiac would have been a pure selection for the sequel, taking into consideration how a great deal worldbuilding and treatment was carried out on Krypton in the initial film. At the time, Brainiac had never ever been finished adequately in dwell action (it remains the excellent skipped possibility of the Christopher Reeve era, much too), and it was not right up until 2018’s Krypton Television sequence that we acquired a correct seem at one of Superman’s ideal baddies in are living motion.