At the conclusion of a live question-and-answer session to promote the upcoming release of Man of Steel on Blu-ray and DVD, Zack Snyder talked a little about the sequel, unofficially known as Batman vs. Superman:
"The fun of the idea is to be able to play with that relationship. Whether they fight and become friends, or whether they're friends and they fight. … Of course, some physical conflicts will be involved."
Snyder and stars Amy Adams and Henry Cavill (live via satellite from London) participated in the event, hosted by director (and major Superman buff) Kevin Smith, who was wearing his custom-made Superman hockey jersey. Smith gushed about the film and asked his own questions, but also introduced questions asked by fans via video and Twitter.
An Illinois family outfitted in Superman shirts -- and accompanied by their own cute, visual-effects driven "Kids of Steel" video -- asked if the sequel would be returning to Plano, Ilinois, the town that doubled as Smallville in Man of Steel. Snyder hesitated a long moment before commenting:
"I can't say. … Uh … I can't say. … [My wife and producer] Deb would kill me."
The event also included a video snippet from an earlier chat between Snyder and Michael Shannon, in which the director and actor talked about the controversy that flared up about Superman killing a certain major character in the first film. Snyder pointed out that Superman has killed before in the comics, but acknowledged the notion of his lethal nature that has arisen from the movie franchise, adding:
"Maybe we'll see the repercussions of that in the next film. Maybe."
Ahead of the event, Smith had teased that artwork would be revealed that "may or may not have something to do with a movie that's coming up." It turns out that artwork has been created to be auctioned off to benefit DC's charitable group We Can Be Heroes. Snyder asked artists to take the reaction they had when they heard about Batman vs. Superman and express those feelings in art. So the work is not pertaining to any specifics, but about the artists' own reaction, which is still pretty cool. Here are a couple of samples:
You can read more about the group and the auction at eBay. Man of Steel hits Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, November 12. You can watch the event, hosted by Yahoo Movies, below.
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