When Man of Steel hit theaters in June 2013, many fans assumed that Warner Bros. would officially announce a sequel at Comic-Con the next month. They were both right and wrong, with the studio unveiling the first logo for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While several stars from Man of Steel do reprise their roles (Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane), many fans have been wondering if this is a direct follow-up to that 2013 hit.While chatting with MTV at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Henry Cavill revealed that this is a "separate entity" that expands the universe introduced in Man of Steel, but it isn't a straight-up sequel.
"I wouldn't call this a Superman sequel. This is Batman versus Superman. It's a separate entity altogether. It's introducing the Batman character and expanding upon the universe, which was kicked off by 'Man of Steel.' Everything could change in the editing room, but as it stands, it's an introduction of the character. And ultimately, the introduction of Justice League."
"I've only seen a little bit of ADR stuff, but that's it. That wasn't even in color. I don't know why. I really have no idea what the movie looks like. I'm hoping to see it sometime this year, for a friends and family screening or something, but I really know nothing about what the finished product looks like."
Are you glad that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn't a direct follow-up to Man of Steel? Or would you have rather seen a straight-up sequel instead? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.