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Sequel to ‘Man of Steel’ Already Brewing at Warner Bros.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s Warner Bros. planning too far ahead again and looking to create a superhero franchise way before the first egg has hatched. Word is the studio wants a sequel to Man of Steel, even though Zack Snyder’s take on Superman starring Henry Cavill is still filming.

ThinkMcFlyThink.com has sources quoting Warner Bros. execs as saying,  “We have a winner here, you fellas are gonna love it and we’re getting the ball rolling for more now because of that.” The studio already has a shortlist of writers, topped by their go-to guy Steve Kloves (the “Harry Potter” series), Travis Beacham (Clash of the TitansPacific Rim) and Lawrence Kasdan (Stars Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackIndiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Warner Bros. has recently recruited a writer for a third Sherlock Holmes movie and Sony has done the same for a sequel to The Amazing Spider-man, so this trend is not that new. But they should always be a note of caution and remember what happened with Terminator Salvation where a trilogy was promised.

The Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel will hit theaters in June 2013.

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