SCOOP: MAN OF STEEL To Drop Hints About A Shared Universe

Word just hit that DC and Warner Brothers are looking to announce their next slate of superhero franchises within the next month or so, and according to a source Man Of Steel may show Superman being in the same universe.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 7/10/2012

Buzz for Zack Snyder's Superman tale Man of Steel is at an all time high, especially with San Diego Comic Con around the corner. And word just hit that Warner Brothers is planning on announcing their plans for their next superhero franchises with in the next month or so. It is well known that DC is still far behind Marvel in the movie department, but it seems WB is taking steps to try and catch up. According to our source part of WB's plan is to use Man Of Steel and drop hints that Superman is in a shared universe with his DC counterparts. The hints will be very subtle such as character mentions. The one character that DC is really wanting to reference is Wonder Woman. The source was unclear on if this would be to set up a solo movie for the Amazon Princess or to the Justice League, but with the info that was just posted it seems more likely to be the JLA.

The references are not set in stone at the moment so take this with a little pinch of salt, however they aren't expected to be big. So don't expect character cameos or anything like that. The hope is that if Man Of Steel is successful enough, they can use them as a spring board in to either other solo films or the Justice League film. If Man of Steel is not a hit, they are expected to just be fun Easter Eggs for the film. It is also important to note, although it is not surprising, that Henry Cavill DOES have a hold clause in his contract to keep him around as The Big Blue Boy Scout for future adventures.

Man Of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne with Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, and will be released on June 14, 2013.
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MovieViralDan - 7/10/2012, 4:09 PM
Source?
BrownandYellowWolvie - 7/10/2012, 4:11 PM
Hope it's good! i am very skeptical after how Zack did with Sucker Punch. It had great visuals, but horrible story.
JDUKE25 - 7/10/2012, 4:11 PM


You better not be sh*tting me......


ekrolo2 - 7/10/2012, 4:11 PM
Yeah if Zod is in this, then im pretty sure Brainiac is gonna be the badguy in JLA, I cant really see Darkseid because Thanos is already gonna be in Avengers 2 and Brainiac combined with Lex like the Cadmus Crisis in JLU would be a great story and different enough from the classic HOLY SHIT ITS AN ALIEN INVASION! WE MUST JOIN FORCES!
SoulAllFlush - 7/10/2012, 4:12 PM
Shared with who? Green Lantern was poor and the Batman will be rebooted after Nolan and Bale are finished.

So bearing that in mind, sure it should be that Man of Steel will have 'easter eggs' that refer to other characters in DC. Because it can't be a shared universe if it doesn't share things with existing films.

Either way, if MoS is a flop then this will all be moot. I hope it isn't a flop though, of course.
JDUKE25 - 7/10/2012, 4:13 PM
@ekrolo2 yeah, I would be in favor of Brainiac or White Martians as the first villain, if it were an alien invasion time deal.
PaulRom - 7/10/2012, 4:14 PM
Awesome news. Good work WayWay.

I'm pretty certain that MOS will be successful. World's most recognizable superhero, some A-listers, possible 3D and Chris Nolan.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 7/10/2012, 4:14 PM
Shared universes are overrated. Give us a great Superman movie, and for the love of god don't shoe horn anything in. That is what killed IM2.
googleplex - 7/10/2012, 4:15 PM
so the big news here is that they may reference other characters in this superman movie? wow. anyone who doubted this movie before is just going to be so hyped about this movie after this epic scoop.
DaenerysTargaryen - 7/10/2012, 4:15 PM
I dont trust it.....they said there would be a flash easter egg in GL and that was fake. I dont trust WB ever
HavocPrime - 7/10/2012, 4:15 PM
Hoping this will do well, and that the DC Cinematic Universe will finally be under way.

It is about time we got something out of WB that is not Bat related tbh
JDUKE25 - 7/10/2012, 4:15 PM
@Paul Don't forget Snyder's visuals. Yeah, if it makes anything less than $500-600 million I'll be shocked.
SmellofDuty - 7/10/2012, 4:16 PM
Man this better be true.
MitchConner - 7/10/2012, 4:20 PM
Is Batman drooling in that picture?
Tainted87 - 7/10/2012, 4:21 PM
It only takes a second or two to speak a character's name, the same amount of time to put an article in the paper someone is reading, and the same amount of time to put Keystone City or Coast City or Gotham City on the map.
REDSTORM - 7/10/2012, 4:22 PM
I hope they try something other than an alien invasion for a JLA film. It will add more fuel to the inevitable Avengers v JLA arguments.
manthingnitsuj - 7/10/2012, 4:24 PM
We all remember what kicked off Avengers. Short scene with Nick Fury, SHIELD threads through the movie beforehand. Simple stuff.
SmellofDuty - 7/10/2012, 4:24 PM
Why are all their eyes closed?
ralfinader - 7/10/2012, 4:25 PM
@BrownandYellowWolvie - Snyder didn't write MoS, Goyer did.

Well, I hope this is not a rumor.
BruceWayneNewton - 7/10/2012, 4:26 PM
if they ever had the stones to make a JLA movie with the right story, it would blow away the avengers simply due to the superior characters(not including aquaman)in the JLA
HankHill - 7/10/2012, 4:27 PM
If this ain't true, I'm gonna find Zack Snyder, tie the long hair on his head to the short hair on his ass and kick him down the street!
ThatOneDude - 7/10/2012, 4:30 PM
Que the new Batman in the after credits!
:p
xXkryptoniteXx - 7/10/2012, 4:31 PM
Ha so it's just a mention of wonder woman's lost island. Also I'm rooting for DC/WB to release some great movies like marvel but after superman returns and especially green lantern. There isn't any hope if a lot of people have a say on ONE movie, just get these WB People off and let the creative people and director do there job.

Also I want a Flash movie, Green arrow, Green Lantern and last wonder woman. WB is kicking there ass for not getting Joss to do wonder woman. A big face palm to there face.
AlexdoxA - 7/10/2012, 4:32 PM
DC's main problem and reason for their tardiness: PRIDE! OK Guys, ADMIT Marvel was right in every step they took and follow their lead once and for all!
tracydavis001 - 7/10/2012, 4:32 PM
I hope so, this is good news !!!
Mechagino - 7/10/2012, 4:33 PM
Ha at people saying Man of Steel might flop. HA I SAY!
Nemeres - 7/10/2012, 4:34 PM
@RidiculousFanBoyDemands

EXACTLY, man! I wanna kiss you on the mouth.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/10/2012, 4:34 PM
Tempest in a teapot. Load of bollocks until the movie comes out and shows it.

Where is the bloody trailer?
MovieMann - 7/10/2012, 4:35 PM
@RidiculousFanBoyDemands

"Shared universes are overrated. Give us a great Superman movie, and for the love of god don't shoe horn anything in. That is what killed IM2."

Thank you!
TurdFergunson - 7/10/2012, 4:37 PM
with a PERFECT superman movie, no need to have a shared universe. AND if only AND they decide to make a JL movie, then it needs have the industry first $500 million dollar budget an hire the best of everything and go all in cuz the numbers on previous films dont lie, it will make billions.
BANE5000 - 7/10/2012, 4:38 PM
I just want to see a Superman fight on par to the animated series or the DCU online trailer where the fighting results in buildings being damaged and destrucion to parts of Metropolis with Supes and whoever he's fighting.
MJPETTY7 - 7/10/2012, 4:38 PM
please be true... please be true... please be true...
marvel72 - 7/10/2012, 4:39 PM
if this is true......

AWESOME!
Sabconth - 7/10/2012, 4:39 PM
This is sink or swim for D.C.

Either they get this Superman reboot off the ground along with their shared universe as well as Marvel did with Iron man... or they'll be well and truly f**ked.

It was a holy miracle Marvel managed to make 4 entertaining separate superhero films and combine them together for 1 mega movie.

Considering D.C's mismanagement with all it's movies outside of Nolan's films, I'm more anxious than excited.

It'll be fun to watch how this turns out though.
BANE5000 - 7/10/2012, 4:44 PM
Everytime I watch Matrix Revolutions, the end fight between Neo and Mr. Smith, breaking through buldings, flying through the air and fighting as well as the impact of them punching eachother at the same time causing wondows to shatter...thats how i would imagine a Superman fight... and dare i say it...a fight for a Dragonball Z movie, should be.
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/10/2012, 4:50 PM
I just jizzed a little bit.

Do it you bastards. Make it right and introduce a shared universe. Remember how Green Lantern had Ammanda Waller. . . .

WB don't take a crap on your comic book properties like you did with Jonah Hex, Catwoman, Green Lantern, ect ect. It's ok to copy Marvel. We want heart and balls from our superheroes.
SmellofDuty - 7/10/2012, 4:54 PM
I second BANE5000
SH - 7/10/2012, 4:55 PM
"DC and Warner Brothers are looking to announce their next slate of superhero franchises within the next month or so"

PLEASE give me something on Green Lantern.
Action - 7/10/2012, 5:01 PM
YES! OH,YES! I'm so excited to see the references in the movie. Marvel universe, eat your heart out.
GUNSMITH - 7/10/2012, 5:03 PM
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