Back in October, Warner Bros. announced a massive slate of DC Comics movies, starting with next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Most fans assumed that all of these projects would be connected to what is now being called the DC Extended Universe. While promoting his spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Henry Cavill was asked about a scene from the Batman v Superman trailer that connects to 2013's Man of Steel, with the actor revealing that there is a massive plan in place for the entire DCEU.
"There's a big plan in place at WB for the whole DC franchise. So, all of this stuff ties in. They're not thinking from movie to movie, they're thinking from a big tent pole type thing and each story has its own story, which is attached to the major issue. Yeah, there's a big plan."
The scene in question from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer shows Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) watching in terror as Wayne Tower is decimated. Shortly after the trailer debuted, a video surfaced that showed this scene was perfectly matched up with a Man of Steel shot, where one of General Zod's laser blasts cuts through several buildings. During the superhero movie's Comic-Con panel, director Zack Snyder confirmed that Batman's Gotham City and Superman's Metropolis are situated right next to each other.
Henry Cavill wouldn't offer any details about what this "big plan" may be, but we'll surely find out, at least, where the studio is heading after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next year. After that massive adventure fans will be treated to Suicide Squad in August 2016, followed by Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017), Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017), The Flash (March 23, 2018), Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), Cyborg (April 30, 2020) and Green Lantern Corps. (June 19, 2020). There was also a recent report that Ben Affleck will co-write, direct and star in a solo Batman movie, but it isn't known where that will fit in this massive release schedule.
Are you excited to learn more about this plan after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? What surprises do you think DC Comics has in store for the fans? This massive plan largely hinges on the success of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but given the positive reaction from the trailer, that shouldn't be an issue. Let us know what you think below.