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Warner Bros. put Man of Steel sequel on the fast track

Man of Steel is opening in theaters this Friday and the reviews that are coming in are mostly positive. The box office projections are over $100 Million for the opening weekend and Warner Brothers want to capitalize, so they are fast-tracking a sequel.

Deadline reports director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer are set to return for the sequel as the studio wants to ensure continuity for the series. A big question is how much involved will producer Christopher Nolan have? It is likely he will have a reduced role due to his directing duties for Interstellar.

Currently Goyer has a three movie deal with Warner Brothers to write the Man of Steel movie and the Justice League movie which is set for a 2015 release date. But Snyder’s involved with the Man of Steel sequel will likely end speculation that he would direct Justice League.

This is not the first time that a sequel for movie is commissioned before the release date and it seems to be the new practice for Blockbuster filmmaking. In recent years movies like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Fast and Furious 6 and Oz: The Great and Powerful having sequels commissioned very quickly. Even After Earth was seen as a possible multi-platform franchise.


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