Man of Steel isn't in theaters yet, but genre critics are calling it both the best film of the summer and one of the greatest superhero epics ever directed for the screen. Press on the film hasn't quite died down yet, and writer David S. Goyer is still making the rounds. He recently sat down with Bleeding Cool, where he confirmed that Man of Steel will be a conduit to future DC Comics movies, especially the Untitled Batman Reboot and Justice League.
The good news is that director Zack Snyder has made a movie that is garnering plenty of buzz, marking it as a triumph and the must-see blockbuster of this year. This is important for DC Comics fans, as the success of the movie means we will finally see the long anticipated Justice League in a cinema sooner than later.
Goyer, who is confirmed to be writing Man of Steel 2, is also set for a third film in this universe, though it has not been revealed what that film will be. Many speculate that it will, in fact, be Justice League. The writer explained how Man of Steel and its sequel are setting up the impending ensemble, and explains how Superman opens a floodgate of heroes.
"It is our intention that, in success, this would be the zero issue and from this point onward, possible films could expand into a shared universe. In our world, the Man of Steel world, Zack has gone on record saying that we're implying there are other superheroes in this world. But I don't know that they've come forward yet. The idea is that Superman is the first one. There might be people helping people, but not in costumes, and that Superman comes forward and announces himself to the world. In him announcing himself, he's the one that changes things.
I don't want to get too in depth. Obviously, Zack and I have had conversations... but there would be a cause and effect. And that would extend to the collateral damage that happened, and to what other countries feel about the fact Superman calls America his home. Man of Steel doesn't exist in a vacuum."