Opening week, schmopening week; it's time to talk about that already-was-inevitable-but-now-it's-for-really-real sequel to "Man of Steel."
In a nutshell: It's happening (of course) and all the key players are back on board in some capacity. Yippee skippy!
Per Deadline, Warner Bros., perhaps riding high on all that congratulatory and otherwise fuzzy advanced buzz, is totes ready to wave the Krypton green flag on "Man of Steel 2" right about now, with inked deals to have Zack Snyder return as director while sending screenwriter David S. Goyer back to his Clark Kent-style typewriter to punch away at the script for movie two of their hopeful Superman-to-"Justice League" franchise.
The only real question mark at this time revolves around what Christopher Nolan'll have to do with the picture — ya know, apart from inspiring Batman-centric Easter Eggs in the film and such. The "Dark Knight" guru played a big part in developing "Man of Steel," even going so far as to help Goyer pen the script, but for "MOS2," his involvement won't be so quote-unquote "full blown." Whatever that means.
This is all gliding on the fast track, of course, so expect to hear loads more about how the hunky Henry Cavill is finally on his way to the big time and tons of rampant speculation about who'll serve as Kal-El's next big nemesis.
For now, though, do feel free to enjoy these mixed-reactionary bits from the Twitterverse, eh?
Man Of Steel sequel confirmed. IT'S NOT EVEN OUT IN THIS COUNTRY YET.
— Jake Kell (@JakeKell_) June 11, 2013
— Ashli (@ash_yb) June 11, 2013
There's a typo in the agreement for the Man of Steel sequel, it's actually for [just] 'Steel', starring Shaquille O'Neal.
— Mike Stashwick (@mstashwick) June 11, 2013
I wonder if all this "fast-track sequel" talk for #ManOfSteel is to ramp up interest due to lower than expected tracking estimates?
— J. Maynard (@jshillingford) June 11, 2013
So Man of Steel has already got a sequel green-lit before the movie even comes out, proving once again Superman is overpowered.
— Carson Curry (@carsoncurry) June 11, 2013
Hang on, everyone's going mental of "man of steel sequel" when nobody has seen the first one? I'm confused.
— Greg Unitt. (@Greg14Unitt) June 11, 2013