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The Biggest Surprises Of Comic-Con 2013
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Batman/Superman, anyone?

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This year's San Diego Comic-Con was busier and more exciting than ever, and despite having a packed schedule of stuff we already knew was going to happen, it managed to cram in any number of surprises that were stuffed up the organisers' sleeve until the last moment. On Saturday in particular, Hall H was the scene of the sort of mass hysteria usually associated with particularly wild rock concerts, like Glastonbury without the mud (just as many tents though). The crowds who camped out to see the first footage from films like Gravity and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes were rewarded with a veritable ocean of A-list guests and some huge announcements. Here were the biggest shocks...

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The Biggest Surprises Of Comic-Con 2013 | 1. Man Of Steel Sequel Will Feature Batman!
1. Man Of Steel Sequel Will Feature Batman!

The Warner Bros. panel on Saturday morning had already over-delivered on footage and guests by the time that Zack Snyder bounded onstage to finish things off with a quick announcement. But what he had to say raised the roof on Hall H in a way that's impressive even for this hysteria-prone establishment. Not only was he officially confirming that planned Man Of Steel sequel, but he brought out actor Harry Lennix to read a quote that he said gave an idea of the thing that they're going for with the sequel. That line came from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, and was spoken by Batman to Superman, and it was followed by the two characters' logos appeared interposed on the huge overhead screens. Yes, the World's Finest will be appearing together in their next screen incarnations, and while the project is in the earliest of early days yet, it was enough to make fans scream, cry and generally swoon with delight. It's set for 2015, officially the biggest year for blockbusters that there has ever been, and the still-untitled film was unquestionably the biggest news to come out of the 'Con. Read the full story

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1 spelling error in article
"What we saw raised hopes that the Spider-sequel will be more defined and muscular THAT the first film," surely THAN is the operable word here? Don't mind me I'm just saying, I mean you wouldn't want to look unprofessional would you? More

Posted by rockram198 on Sunday July 28, 2013, 15:25

2 Dangerous Move
They need to do it right, it sounds good but it's easy for them to go wrong here. Nevertheless it's an interesting move and it would be exciting to see the outcome. More

Posted by Keegan Gess on Thursday July 25, 2013, 00:24

3 Bad idea
Not sure/happy about having a Supes sequel with Batman in it, fine if they did a standard Superman sequel then a standalone film with Batman like Avengers, but I feel its just a marketing ploy to relaunch a new Batman actor and will diminish the new superman legacy etc More

Posted by oz_p on Tuesday July 23, 2013, 12:12

4 Karen Gillan
She looks like Nat Portman in V for Vendetta! More

Posted by luccewada on Tuesday July 23, 2013, 10:19

5 RE: Batman/Superman
I don't get this whole 'Superman's would make Batman redundant' line of thinking. There's been a number of crossovers done in the past. The 'Public Enemies' storyline for instance which is really good and the 'World's Finest' episodes from Superman TAS. If the characters couldn't combine, then I hardly think they would've survived past the first crossover. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King on Monday July 22, 2013, 18:26

6 Batman/Superman
If they were going to include batman in the Man of Steel sequel, then it was silly of them to make Superman as invincible as he was. I mean, he could lift ships. While Batman is a more interesting character altogether, he would sadly, get squished by Batman in a second, and would be a useless companion. More

Posted by xlostxjoeyx on Monday July 22, 2013, 14:32

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