Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Metal was normally intended to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero flicks. And seeing it nowadays, it continue to feels like a genuinely stable basis for accurately that. It’s a “first contact” movie in quite a few approaches, successfully showcasing how humanity reacts to an individual a lot more than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature style is tempered to some degree by an practically Nolan-esque patience and method to the worldbuilding all over Superman.

However, Man of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the worldwide box office environment. A a lot more than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs experienced visions of the magic billion dollar range dancing in their heads immediately after Marvel’s Avengers good results the earlier summer months, and what ever initial designs there have been for Man of Steel 2 were being rapidly scuttled in favor of a much more aggressive crew-creating tactic that would rapidly keep track of a Justice League movie. How rapidly? Perfectly, Person of Metal opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio declared that Man of Steel 2 would in truth introduce Batman.

Of system, we would come to know that movie as the even a lot more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, fans were satisfied that Man of Steel 2 was a fact, irrespective of its Gotham City guest star. But as lots of have suspected, that was not the initial system for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been talking about where his Superman videos could have long gone have been they not conscripted into the provider of hustling the Justice League to the big screen.

“We talked about a Brainiac motion picture,” Snyder explained to BroBible. Brainiac would have been a purely natural decision for the sequel, contemplating how a lot worldbuilding and care was carried out on Krypton in the initial movie. At the time, Brainiac had never been carried out thoroughly in stay motion (it continues to be the terrific skipped chance of the Christopher Reeve era, far too), and it wasn’t until eventually 2018’s Krypton Television set collection that we bought a proper glance at one of Superman’s best baddies in stay motion.