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After a surprise panel visit from Zack Snyder, crowds learned that he will be directing the follow-up to the hugely successful Man of Steel and Henry Cavill will be returning as the lead.
According to the press release, "The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures."
Stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane will also be reprising the roles they played in Man of Steel. No word on who will play Batman.
Zack Snyder stated, "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. 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."
In a statement from DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, "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."
Man of Steel's David Goyer along with Zack Snyder will script the film, and Christopher Nolan will executive produce with Emma Thomas, Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.