With Superman making a triumphant return to the silver screen in “Man of Steel,” fans around the world are wondering if (or perhaps when) the world of DC Comics will get the “Avengers” treatment and pair the last son of Krypton with another hero like Batman .
MTV News spoke with David S. Goyer, the writer of “Man of Steel,” at the New York City premiere of the movie to find out how that kind of meet-up might take place, but don’t expect to see Christian Bale or Joseph Gordon-Levitt fighting crime opposite Henry Cavill. Goyer said that the Christopher Nolan movies, which he co-wrote, do not exist in the same universe as the newest Superman film, which ruled out the much-rumored Gordon-Levitt cameo.
“The ‘Dark Knight’ films do not exist in the same universe. Zack [Snyder] has gone on record. The fact that we have Wayne Industries on the satellite, Bruce Wayne exists in this universe,” Goyer said. “Lex Luthor exists in this universe. Other metahumans do exist in this universe, so the hope is, depending on how the film does, that we’ll be able to roll into some other films.”
What Goyer may be referring to is a “Justice League” movie, something that he is already rumored to be writing. When MTV News’ Josh Horowitz asked him about it directly, he did not hide his enthusiasm.
“If I were offered it, I wouldn’t say no,” Goyer said. “Well, what are you going to do after Batman and Superman? How do you top yourself? I can’t go back to Metamorpho after this.”
“Man of Steel” opens in theaters this Friday, June 14.
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