by staff writer Michael Brown

A Superman / Batman teamup movie was hinted at as early as 2008 in the Will Smith post-apocalyptic zombie thriller “I Am Legend”.


The “World’s Finest” logo as shown to fans during the presentation at Comic-Con today.

Warner Brothers announced to Comic-Con attendees that a Superman/Batman team-up will indeed make it to the big screen. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, at a WB panel at SDCC,  publicly confirmed that he would be directing a Superman/Batman team-up movie. Snyder also said the film would be inspired by, but not a direct adaptation of, Frank Miller”s The Dark Knight Returns.  Other sources at Warner Brothers, who are said to have direct knowledge of the film, say that it will be a direct follow-up to Man of Steel. The source has also hinted that Henry Cavill will return as the Last Son of Krypton and David S. Goyer will return with the scriptwriting duties.

It is speculated but unconfirmed that Christopher Nolan will return as producer. It is not expected, however, that Christian Bale will reprise his role as the Dark Knight.
The following is a press release issued by Warner Bros.:

”BURBANK, CA, July 20, 2013 — On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time — Batman and Superman — for the first time on the big screen. 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.”

The film, tentatively titled World’s Finest, is scheduled for a 2015 release date.

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