With Man Of Steel hitting cinema screens, screenwriter David S. Goyer has provided a timely update on how the DC universe might expand in the wake of the new film.
"It is our intention that, in success, [Man Of Steel] would be the zero issue and from this point onward, possible films could expand into a shared universe," explains Goyer.
"In our world, the Man Of Steel world, Zack has gone on record saying that we’re implying there are other superheroes in this world.
"But I don’t know that they’ve come forward yet. The idea is that Superman is the first one. There might be people helping people, but not in costumes, and that Superman comes forward and announces himself to the world. In him announcing himself, he’s the one that changes things.”
Other superheroes that include Batman, perhaps? Goyer is a little more coy on that front, although it's clearly under discussion.
"I don’t want to get too in depth," said Goyer, when asked about the Bat. "Obviously, Zack and I have had conversations… but there would be a cause and effect."
"And that would extend to the collateral damage that happened, and to what other countries feel about the fact Superman calls America his home. Man Of Steel doesn’t exist in a vacuum.”
Directed by Zack Snyder and co-starring Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon and Amy Adams, Man Of Steel is in UK cinemas now! What are you waiting for?