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Exclusive : Zack Snyder on Man of Steel 2 progress, Smallville references, Justice League

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Caught up with “Man of Steel” helmer Zack Snyder this week in Sydney who, aside from being all smiles (and why not!? his movie has grossed something in the vicinity of $200 million dollars! And of course there are already 10’s of millions of youtube views for the online Man of Steel trailers),was happy to respond to a few of the internet’s most-asked questions in regards to the superhero reboot and it’s inevitable sequel.

On the sequel – which we hear the studio has not only greenlit, but that Snyder has already got the setting and villain mapped out!
I’m going to be a hundred percent honest with you, I haven’t yet gotten to speak to the studio about all these awesome details (because I’ve been overseas on the junket). So my hope is, when I get home I can sit down with everyone and it’ll be like ‘Okay, so what are we going to do?.. we need to do something…”’

One of the questions they have to immediately address in a sequel :
“We almost destroyed the world last time, now what!?’

Does ”Man of Steel” lead to ”Justice League”?
I really wanted to expand the DC Universe and I really wanted to make sure, in Superman’s world, that all that is a possibility.

Addressing a couple of fan complaints…
People have been like ‘there’s no kryptonite in the movie!’ and ‘there’s no Lex Luthor in the movie!’, and by no means am I saying those things don’t exist, I’m just saying he didn’t run into them here [this time].

On the film’s ”Smallville” references (look closely for homages to the characters of Chloe and Whitney)
Ya know, [TVs Smallville is] in the Superman mythology now. I was interested in that kind of homage to the mythology. I feel it’s not so much about paying more homage to the series, it’s just in the vernacular of Superman now.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW WITH ZACK SNYDER HERE

“Man of Steel” is now showing

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About Mandy Griffiths

One of Moviehole's longest-serving contributors, Mandy has worked her way up the ladder from contributor to Australian co-editor. A self-confessed geek, Mandy loves everything "Star Wars", "Harry Potter", "Veronica Mars" and Tim Riggins.
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