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Batman and Superman Will Face Off In 'Man of Steel' Sequel In 2015

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Two of the biggest comic book heroes—Superman and Batman—will square off in the next "Man Of Steel" sequel, Warner Bros. announced at a Comic-Con panel today.

"Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder announced he will be helming the sequel scheduled for 2015 (the same summer as Marvel's next Avengers movie!). Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Clark Kent, The Hollywood Reporter says.

It's not clear yet who will play Batman, since Christian Bale announced that he's moved on from the role, according to the Los Angeles Times. There are rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be in the new film based on the ending of Dark Knight Rises, since at the end, his character figures out Batman's true identity and inherits the batcave.

Batman and Superman teamed up as early as 1954 in D.C.'s "World's Finest" and played on the same side until Frank Miller’s 1986 The Dark Knight mini-series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Atlantic notes were rumors that Batman and Superman would team up on the big screen at Comic-Con in 2004, but those plans fell through.

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Warner Bros. also announced tentative plans for a Flash movie in 2016 and a Justice League movie in 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter.