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Zack Snyder confirms that Man Of Steel sequel will be a Batman-Superman movie: Comic-Con 2013

Zack Snyder appeared at the end of Warner Bros' 2013 Comic-Con panel to confirm that the Man Of Steel sequel would be a Batman-Supeman movie.

He didn’t give away any plot details, but he did get Man Of Steel actor Harry Lennix to read out a line from the comics that suggested Superman and Batman might not be best buds in the film, which is currently being written.

“I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.,” read Lennix in his authoritative tone, recalling the famous line that Batman says to Superman after an almighty smackdown in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.

After that, the lights went down and a logo appeared on the Hall's giant screens...

Snyder said the line was hint, rather than a direct indicator of where the story would go.

Unsurprisingly, the news blew the roof off of Comic-Con’s Hall H, and will likely be the biggest announcement of the festival.

Start the Batman casting rumours now!

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.