by Brett White
We already know that “Man of Steel” is getting a sequel. That was already a done deal before the first one went on to break records. But what will the film be about? And if the film really is coming out next year, like one rumor insisted, they’ll need to figure that out as soon as possible!
Thankfully, screenwriter David Goyer left a few dangling plot points in the final script should a sequel desire to tie them up. Goyer revealed one such Easter egg to Ain’t It Cool News recently, and it’s a doozy. While Goyer’s response isn’t spoilery, the question that prompts his answer is. Thusly, we have hidden it after the jump.
When asked if a sequel would deal with General Zod’s lifeless body and human adversaries (maybe Lex Luthor…?) possibly seeking to exploit it, Goyer had this to say:
“I can neither confirm nor deny. But I will say that I did intentionally leave some loose ends, not as sequel bait, but just because I thought they were interesting. I don’t know if anyone that’s viewed the film has picked up on this yet, but when Clark goes into the scout ship, which sort of becomes the Fortress of Solitude, you see four cryogenic sarcophagi for the crew that piloted that ship 18,000 or 20,000 years ago. There’s a shot there – and, it’s funny, at one point Zack took it out, but I cried “Uncle!”, and he put it back in. But you see there are four pods: three of them have skeletons in them, but one is open and there is no skeleton. Zack had missed it the first time he read the script. I pointed it out to him, and he was like, ’Okay, that’s interesting. That’s an interesting loose end.'”
That is an interesting loose end, especially considering that the “Man of Steel” tie-in comic introduced Kara Zor-El, better known as Supergirl, into the rebooted mythos. I do doubt that Snyder and Goyer would be beholden to something introduced in a tie-in comic when it comes time to craft the sequel, but it’s still worth pointing out that there are now two instances of Clark possibly not being the last Kryptonian alive.
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