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Man of Steel 2 is on its way. It was recently announced (at Comic-Con 2013) that the upcoming sequel will feature another major DC character - Batman. Apparently, the movie will be a sort of "featuring," in which the two superheroes will duke it out at first, and then team up against evil. The title of the film is rumored to be either Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman. The most important question, however, still remains: Who will be the Caped Crusader?
According to a rather reliable source, screen tests will be held soon with Henry Cavill and a bunch of other actors for the role of the Dark Knight. One name is rumored to be in the good graces of the casting directors:
Regarding the new Batman, Tyler Hoechlin [picture] (Teen Wolf, Lincoln Heights, 7th Heaven, Road To Perdition) is being heavily considered for the part and will be getting a screen test alongside Henry Cavill. Warner Bros. and [Zack] Snyder are looking at somebody to play the new Batman with a reputation similar to Cavill's, when Cavill was testing for Superman. It's also said that better known actors could also be testing for the role. As filming is expected to begin in early 2014, screen tests should be happening soon.
Now, on to the second news. Another rumor claims that we are going to see not one, but several villains in Man of Steel 2, out of whom Lex Luthor "is all but guaranteed:"
Cosmic Book News is also told that the Superman/Batman movie will features villains (in the plural), with it currently thought that the Joker and Lex Luthor team up; however, the source said the villains are only known by a select few, but Luthor is all but guaranteed.
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Comic Book News also shares the plot details, which hint at more than one antagonist. Read on:
"The sequel is set a year after Man of Steel, and the world is still getting used to having this powerful god on the planet who isn't fully trusted by everybody. Batman certainly doesn't trust Superman. Superman doesn't trust Batman; either of which causes the two to clash when they initially meet. They do however pair up to defeat the villains (not 100% confirmed who the villains are). COULD be Luthor and Joker, but only a select few really know that. Luthor is definitely in the sequel and he doesn't like Superman, believing him a threat to the planet."
Source: Excerpts via Comic Book News