Zack Snyder’s 2013 Gentleman of Metal was often supposed to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero flicks. And seeing it today, it however feels like a seriously reliable basis for particularly that. It is a “first contact” movie in numerous ways, effectively showcasing how humanity reacts to a person additional than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature fashion is tempered somewhat by an pretty much Nolan-esque patience and approach to the worldbuilding around Superman.
Regretably, Gentleman of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the throughout the world box workplace. A much more than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs had visions of the magic billion dollar selection dancing in their heads immediately after Marvel’s Avengers success the past summertime, and what ever preliminary plans there ended up for Gentleman of Metal 2 have been promptly scuttled in favor of a more intense team-developing method that would quick keep track of a Justice League film. How promptly? Well, Male of Metal opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio announced that Person of Metal 2 would in fact introduce Batman.
Of class, we would appear to know that film as the even far more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, enthusiasts have been contented that Man of Steel 2 was a fact, even with its Gotham Town guest star. But as a lot of have suspected, that was not the primary strategy for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been chatting about the place his Superman motion pictures could have long gone had been they not conscripted into the support of hustling the Justice League to the significant screen.
“We talked about a Brainiac motion picture,” Snyder advised BroBible. Brainiac would have been a pure decision for the sequel, looking at how much worldbuilding and treatment was carried out on Krypton in the to start with movie. At the time, Brainiac had under no circumstances been accomplished appropriately in dwell motion (it continues to be the excellent skipped option of the Christopher Reeve era, much too), and it was not until finally 2018’s Krypton Television series that we acquired a correct look at a single of Superman’s ideal baddies in dwell motion.