The film in which Batman and Superman will finally meet, which Zack Snyder confirmed today at Comic-Con, is technically a sequel to Man of Steel, and that means there will be a lot of familiar faces returning who don't wear a black cowl. In a press release today Warner Bros. confirmed not only that Batman will appear in the film, but that several key Man of Steel cast members will return, including Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, and of course, Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
They also confirmed in the release that, as we suspected, the new Batman has yet to be cast-- and you can probably finally put to rest your hopes that Christian Bale will reprise the role. Christopher Nolan and his producer wife Emma Thomas will be back, but only as executive producers this time, not as producers as they were on Man of Steel. No word yet on how that might change his relationship with the studio, but with Nolan starting work on Interstellar, it's likely he just doesn't have the time to be a hands-on producer.
Here's the full text of the press release. More to come:
Man of Steel made a lot of money at the box office, it has already topped nearly $622 million worldwide, but it actually proved pretty divisive with critics and audiences. Yet even those who didn't like the film seemed to have few complaints with the cast. Henry Cavill was well received as Superman and even the biggest cynics seem generally willing to see more of the rest of the cast as well. No matter where you stand on Man of Steel as a film, it's good to have these actors back...
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Laurence Fishburne as Perry White
Diane Lane as Ma Kent
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