David Goyer has suggested that Man of Steel is the first step towards a Justice League film.
We have reported previously that Warner Bros. intend on pushing on with plans for an ensemble movie, with Man of Steel being used a starting point, with plans becoming more concrete depending on the success of the Superman film.
Now the film’s screenwriter Goyer, speaking to Bleeding Cool, has dropped some pretty big hints that the plans are definitely in place:
“It is our intention that, in success, this would be the zero issue and from this point onward, possible films could expand into a shared universe. 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.”
So would that cause, in theory, Bruce Wayne to possibly come forward and reveal himself as a superhero also?
“Well, yes… there’s definitely… I don’t want to get too in depth. 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 vaccum.”
Man of Steel hits cinemas today, with a Justice League movie rumoured to be set for a 2015 release.