Will Zack Snyder's Man of Steel be establishing the mythos and desaturated hues of Warner Bros.' planned superhero team-up, Justice League? Maybe!
Though Snyder had long-ago said the two films would be separate, offering different takes on Superman and likely the degree to which he uses his slow-motion powers, he seems to have cryptically changed his tune in a recent interview with The New York Post.
Snyder promised the paper, "I don't know how 'Justice League' is going to be handled," he added that, like most of us, he also doesn't really know "how you'd move forward without acknowledging that [Superman is already in this other movie]." People would be confused! Incorrect versions of Superman jammies would purchased for Christmas! So it sounds like now maybe Henry Cavill's Superman will indeed be the Superman of Justice League--and there may even be a hint of this happening in Man of Steel.
Asked if he'd had conversations about working Superman into the studio's larger DC universe, Snyder replied:
"Um, how can I answer that? I can't really say anything to that, because that's a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course."
Taking a page from Marvel's playbook, could Warner be introducing an after-the-credits, Nick Fury-like character to hint at a superteam to come? And if so, will it be Ryan Reynolds, striding in in his CGI muscle suit to say, "Hey, want to team up? Because if you're sticking around, I guess I might as well too, right? Be a shame to have to re-explain the whole 'magic jewelry powered by archaic light source' thing."