In possibly the biggest story to come out of this year’s Comic-Con, the newly-announced “Man of Steel” sequel will feature Superman squaring off with the Caped Crusader himself: Batman.
Near the end of the Warner Bros. panel, the film’s director, Zack Snyder, took the stage, according to Bleeding Cool. After a brief introduction, Snyder called actor Harry Lennix, who starred as General Swanwick in “Man of Steel,” up on stage with him.
Lennix gave a reading of from the graphic novel “The Dark Knight Returns,” taking on the role of Batman in a passage that follows a climactic battle with Superman, AKA Clark Kent.
“I want you to remember, Clark… in all the years to come, in your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you…” he read.
Following Lennix’s reading, a logo appeared on screen that combined Superman and Batman’s iconic logos.
The forthcoming Henry Cavill-starring sequel will likely feature a new actor as Batman, with Christian Bale stepping down after “The Dark Knight Rises.” The first “Man of Steel” film has already racked up more than $285 million since its June release, according to Box Office Mojo.
To check out the combined Superman and Batman icon, head over to bleedingcool.com.