His throat cleared and brilliant character actor Harry Lennix uttered the words “I want you to remember the one man who beat you” to an enraptured and stunned audience. Lennix was quoting from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, but he was standing next to Zack Snyder, who had come to Comic-Con’s Hall H to discuss a Man of Steel sequel. Then it clicked. Lennix was reading Batman’s sizing up (and smacking down) of the Man of Tomorrow for what may be the most anticipated movie of tomorrow (or at least 2015). A Batman and Superman movie is finally happening.
The crowd went nuts.
In the mayhem that followed, which you can read about HERE, Warner Brothers has gushed about Zack Snyder, who is apparently co-writing the sequel/DC’s answer to The Avengers with Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer. People applauded WB’s desire to stand up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and others wondered what role, if any, Christopher Nolan will have in this development (my guess is little…). But let’s be honest, what we are most keen on discovering is WHO’S THE NEXT BATMAN?