Zack Snyder’s 2013 Guy of Metal was always supposed to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero videos. And watching it now, it still feels like a genuinely good foundation for particularly that. It is a “first contact” movie in several methods, proficiently showcasing how humanity reacts to an individual extra than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature type is tempered somewhat by an almost Nolan-esque endurance and method to the worldbuilding all-around Superman.

Regretably, Gentleman of Steel was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the around the globe box business office. A additional than respectable blockbuster figure, but Warner Bros. execs had visions of the magic billion greenback variety dancing in their heads after Marvel’s Avengers success the past summer time, and no matter what initial options there were for Gentleman of Metal 2 have been rapidly scuttled in favor of a much more intense crew-creating strategy that would fast track a Justice League motion picture. How quickly? Well, Guy of Metal opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio declared that Gentleman of Steel 2 would in point introduce Batman.

Of system, we would appear to know that film as the even extra divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, enthusiasts ended up satisfied that Male of Metal 2 was a truth, despite its Gotham Metropolis visitor star. But as several have suspected, that wasn’t the original strategy for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been talking about the place his Superman movies could have gone have been they not conscripted into the provider of hustling the Justice League to the large screen.

“We talked about a Brainiac motion picture,” Snyder instructed BroBible. Brainiac would have been a pure option for the sequel, taking into consideration how substantially worldbuilding and care was done on Krypton in the 1st movie. At the time, Brainiac had under no circumstances been carried out appropriately in reside motion (it remains the excellent missed prospect of the Christopher Reeve period, far too), and it was not until finally 2018’s Krypton Tv set series that we got a appropriate glimpse at one particular of Superman’s very best baddies in live action.