The two most iconic DC Comics heroes are officially teaming up for their big-screen debut together. On Saturday at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. officially announced a Batman and Superman tentpole.
As sources previously told The Hollywood Reporter, Zack Snyder will be directing the film and Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Clark Kent. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also return for the film.
“I’m so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter,” Snyder said in a statement. “Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”
The film will be scripted by Man of Steel’s David Goyer along with Snyder. Man of Steel producer and Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan will executive produce along with Emma Thomas, Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.
“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe,” said DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson in a statement.
The tentpole is planned for release in 2015. Sources tell THR that a tentative plan has also been made for a Flash movie in 2016 and a Justice League title in 2017.