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BREAKINGÖ UPDATE: Official Press Release BelowÖ The Superman logo was just superimposed with the Batman logo on the screen at the close of the much anticipated Warner Bros-Legendary Pictures panel inside the San Diego Convention Center at Comic-Con. This momentous DC Entertainment development from Warner Bros was not on the schedule, according to Deadline contributor Ross Lincoln covering the event. Instead, Zack Snyder came out on stage and announced, ďItís official that we are going to make another Superman movie. Iíve pored through the DC universe for a way to tell this thing.Ē With that, Harry Lennix who plays General Swanwick in Man Of Steel began quoting from Frank Millerís 1986 The Dark Knight Returns and Millerís follow-up Batman: Year One graphic novel series where an older Batman tricks Superman with Kryptonite and beats up the Man of Steel ó then the scene ends with Batman faking his own death, a fact Superman becomes aware of at the funeral and keeps the secret: ĒIn all the years to come, in all the most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.Ē Snyder said the filmmakers wonít be using that source but it will help them in the story theyíre telling. Set for release in 2015, this sequel is to be directed by Snyder and written by David S. Goyer featuring two of WB/DCís most iconic superheroes and is certain to compete with Marvel. Christian Bale has said he does not wish to reprise his Bruce Wayne aka Batman role so the studio will be searching for a new Batman to pair with Henry Cavill. Snyder later said, ďIím so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I canít wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Letís face it, itís beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest superheroes in the world.Ē Here is the Warner Bros press release announcing that the next DC superhero movie is in pre-production uniting Superman and Batman ďin one explosive new film. Man Of Steel is still in theaters has grossed $625+M worldwide while Christopher Nolanís rebooted Batman trilogy has amassed $4 billion globally: