Metallo in Man of Steel 2?


It’s no secret that originally after Man of Steel was written, the next film was going to be Man of Steel 2, but when the film was finished and with a new CEO at Warner Bros., the direction got altered a bit and they thought about bringing in Batman and basically making history in just two films and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was born. This is of course part of the reason why David S Goyer decided to go work on two DC related Television shows Constantine and Krypton, but thanks to the new Entertainment Weekly issue, it seems as though Metallo was going to be featured as the main villain. Hear what Zack Snyder has to say on the character, why he was going to be brought into Man of Steel 2.

“I remember talking about ‘What’s the next villain?'” Snyder recalled to Entertainment Weekly. ‘We can’t do another alien invasion.’ Brianiac was definitely down the road. Metallo, I think, was going to be the main bad guy of this movie.”

Metallo aka John Corban was a thief who eventually got severely injured and was revived with the use of Kryptonite as a power source and would become one of Superman’s biggest villains. In the New 52 he is in the military and works under General Sam Lane, Lois Lane’s father,  which would be a great Superman story to explore as Sam Lane has always been a character not to keen on Superman.

Many assumed he may be the villain in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it has been confirmed that he will not be by Henry Cavill.

“As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel,” Cavill explained. “It’s more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel.”

So what do you think? Man of Steel 2 still has no release date, just a Development status, do you think Zack Snyder will stick around to make his and David S Goyer’s original idea become a reality? I certainly hope so as Metallo is a favorite of mine.

Eric Curto
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