SAN DIEGO – Superman is coming back, and he’ll have a caped co-star. “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con on Saturday to announce he is making another Superman film and it will include Batman — the first time the two superheroes will be united on the big screen.
He declined to reveal many details, saying the script is just being written. He then invited an actor onstage to read a passage to hint at the storyline. “I am the man who beat you,” read Harry Lennox, before an image of the Superman logo, backed by the Batman symbol, flashed on the screen. Warner Bros. confirmed the first-ever pairing in a statement.
Snyder reimagined Superman in his June blockbuster “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. The film has grossed more than $630 million worldwide. Cavill and Adams will appear in the sequel, Warner Bros. said.
‘Glee’ tribute episode planned
“Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy is planning a tribute episode to honor the series’ deceased star, Cory Monteith. In remarks to news outlets, Murphy said the tribute would address the death of Finn, the character Monteith played on the Fox network high school musical series. That show will be the season’s third episode, following two episodes that had already been written. Then the series will go on a hiatus to reassess its direction, Murphy said.
The body of 31-year-old Monteith was found last weekend in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room. Tests showed he died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. On “Glee” he played high school quarterback and glee club member Finn Hudson, who had graduated and moved on to college but was an adviser to his old club and remained part of the show. On Friday, Fox announced the series would return for its fifth season on Sept. 26, a week later than originally scheduled.