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Man Of Steel Sequel Ready To Fly
David Goyer & Zack Snyder already involved

11 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Man Of Steel

Quick! Everyone practice your best “surprised” faces. Like when you learned your best mate is planning a surprise party for you and you don’t want to ruin it.  Now you’re prepared to react to the news that Warner Bros. is putting a Man Of Steel sequel on the fast track, with writer David Goyer and director Zack Snyder already attached.

While filmmakers involved with big titles like this one routinely shrug off talk of sequels with soundbites about focusing on the movie itself and trying not to admit that thoughts of franchises dance through their noggins like merry elves, this one was all but a foregone conclusion: with healthy test screening reactions, largely positive reviews and lots of buzz building ahead of this week’s release, things are already moving for a second Superman.

According to Deadline, Goyer and Snyder are fully committed (not sure what that means for all the talk of him being handed Justice League, though Goyer is on board to write that too), with Christopher Nolan planning to step back further as producer this time (hardly shocking since he’s busy making Interstellar) and, though it’s not yet official, Henry Cavill likely locked in to don the suit again.

Man Of Steel hits on June 14 and you can read our review right here. Any sequel, of course, needs a villain, so take a look at the rogues' gallery below and decide on your favourite choice…

Which Superman villain do you want to see in a Man Of Ste-quel?
Lex Luthor
Krpytonite Man
Atomic Skull
Solomon Grundy
Nuclear Man
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RE: Man Of Steel Sequel Ready To Fly
Zod made complete sense in this first installment to establish his character. We know from the easter eggs Lex is going to play a big part in what is to come, but they way it seems they are going to do it, is have Lex as the puppet master and have him be controlling certain villans but be the one truly in control. I would love to see some of the pantheon of villans come out, but know we need to save the good ones for Justice League. With the new mythos I feel they can introduce Batman and the r More

Posted by bydabeachman at 20:57 on 17 June 2013 | Report This Post

Luthor / Magneto
Come on guys. Give us a break ! X-Men have far more villains than Magneto (APOCALYPSE! Sinister !) and old blue has more enemies than simple old Lex. Watch Smallville re-runs if that's what you want. I WANT DOOMSDAY ! More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 22:13 on 16 June 2013 | Report This Post

we need luthor and someone else
To me lex luthor is a good viilain to have as the side, but having him as the man villain to me would not work as that was part of the problem with SUperman returns. If they have him and darkseid or with Brainiac then that would better More

Posted by joshsym at 10:08 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Sequel? the 1st movie has to live up to expectations
Just please, no more Lex for a while. I know he is much more complex than he's been portrayed in past films. But I still feel like there are more characters we can bring to the table. Maybe we can bring Lex along in another installment, maybe the third (if we get lucky). As much as I do love the new "Man of Steel" film, I kind of wish they had picked another villain for it too. More

Posted by LordReserei at 06:21 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

Sequel? the 1st movie has to live up to expectations
According to a recent review from Fox News, Man of Steel might not live up to a sequel. 2/man-steel-review-special-effects-overkill-thin-story- ground-latest-superman/ I must agree with the guy that the director might have taken the wrong direction with the movie. I can´t wait to watch and have my own perception of the movie. More

Posted by Eider at 19:10 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Gotta be Luthor, but he needs a henchman
Luthor is so much more complex than has been portrayed in films so far. I think Brian Azzarello wrote "Lex Luthor: Man of Steel" that explains how Luthor genuinely believes he is a hero, in his own messed up, racist, egotistical fashion. He deserves a good crack at bringing down the Man of Steel. Maybe with Metallo as his henchman so we can see some more super collateral damage! More

Posted by lsdbaby at 15:41 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hold your horses
L: darthmhall101 Lets just see if Man of Steel is any good first shall we!! all me synical but I think 'if Man of Steel is any good' is very low on studio's priority list; its about if it makes enough money to warrant green lighting a sequel before the first has even hit cinemas. Personally I think this is where sequels start failing; when people are contractually tied into doing them as I think they lose passion. I would much rather the Nolan/Batman route where nobody (but Chri More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:05 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Spoiler Alert???
So for those of us that have not yet seen the film....I take it General Zod dies in Man of Steel as he is not a possibility for a villan in the sequel?? Lex Luther would be the most likely option, but they have to be very careful how they do it as all previous LL have been very comic booky. With Nolan attached I have no doubt he will mke sure it fits in with the Man of Steel universe. I am not convinced a justice league film will work. They should stay clear of it and keep the Dark Knight More

Posted by dougwatsonuk at 12:57 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Hold your horses
Lets just see if Man of Steel is any good first shall we!! More

Posted by darthmhall101 at 11:47 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Justice league forward thinking
If DC/Warners have sorted their shit out... and they are seriously considering a justice leaue movie - then it has to effect or at least lead on from these Man of Steel movies. the idea of different characters and no contiuity for a JLA movie is pants! With that in mind the best villlain that would warrant all the heroes of the JLA attention is Darkseid. Leave Darkseid for JLA and get Lex on this one. Would like to a seriously sinister Lex. More

Posted by Samurai7 at 11:43 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

How About Darkseid as a possible Villian
I will confess I am not a comic expert, but how about Darkseid as a villian. I know Smallville used the villian in the last season, but they never did the character any justice and completely balls it up and the character appearing in a future fillm would sound great. Doomsday as a villian sounds to soon to bring on, in the sense he would be good in a 3rd superman film under the guidance of Goyer/Nolan/Sydner. Brainiac sounds a little complex as he managed to reduce the city of Kandor in a bottl More

Posted by a_bananuka at 10:53 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Don't base you're Luthor preconceptions on the movies...
read anything by Grant Morrison you'll quickly realise they can't continue without Luthor playing some sort of major role. More

Posted by partybee at 10:48 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

No Lex please, we're British!
As long as it ain't Lex Luthor then I'll be happy. Unless it's a really camp Superman movie then it'll be boring with ole slaphead. What's he gonna do? Destablise a multi-national company and Superman has to save their pensions! Or even better - rip off The Mandarin and he could be a super terrorist! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 10:25 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

L: jmebaby25 I want the villain to be the giant spider that Kevin Smith had to include into his Superman script. Thangarian Snare Beast More

Posted by Greygor at 09:53 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

I want the villain to be the giant spider that Kevin Smith had to include into his Superman script. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:33 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

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