In an announcement made today at Comic-Con 2013, Warner Bros. will bring Superman and Batman together in a follow-up to this year's Man of Steel. Originally reported by the Los Angeles Times, the unnamed film, set for a 2015 release, will be directed by Zach Snyder. Henry Cavill will reprise the role of Superman for the new film, while the man behind Batman's mask remains a mystery.
Director Zach Snyder revealed the news to a packed panel at Comic-Con, with a teaser image showing the iconic Batman symbol overlaid with Superman's emblem. "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 provided by The Hollywood Reporter. "Let's face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest superheroes in the world."
According to THR, Zach Snyder and Man of Steel's David Goyer will write the script for the film, and Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan will serve as executive producer.