In case you haven't already heard, Warner Bros.' rentboy Zack Snyder announced at Comic-Con this weekend that the studio is rebooting their post-Nolan Batman franchise by having Batman (my choice: Viggo Mortensen) in the next Man Of Steel movie. They won't be friends. Entertainment Weekly reports:
At the conclusion of the Warner Bros/Legendary panel at Comic-Con, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder walked onstage. He thanked everyone for supporting Man of Steel and announced, rather nonchalantly: “It’s official: We’re making another Superman movie.” He insisted that he couldn’t say anything about the film, but explained that he had “pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing.” He said there was a single element of the film he could share.
At that point, he called Harry Lennix — who you’ll recall basically played the Nick Fury character in Man of Steel — for a charismatic dramatic reading. (How charismatic? Lennix was wearing an ascot.) He read a key line from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns:
I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come. In all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.
Whoa, slow down here. Two, single, white in their 30s with absentee parents and who don't identify with society? Is this movie about supheroes or serial killers?