As Marvel rolls out its second big release of 2013, Thor: The Dark World, Warner Bros. and DC are keeping fan awareness high for their Man of Steel sequel - which we're still referring to as Batman vs. Superman until we're told differently. On the heels of a curious batch of rumors about the possible look of Batfleck's new costume and Batmobile came the news that Jaimie Alexander - who plays the warrior Sif in the Thor films - has been talking to WB about an unspecified role (maybe Wonder Woman?) in the Superman follow-up.
If that weren't enough to pique fan interest, it has also been announced that Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams will join moderator Kevin Smith for a live fan event/Q&A, courtesy of Yahoo! on November 9th.
You can watch Snyder's introductory video above and visit the Man of Steel Facebook page for the details, which includes the following breakdown:
Join Director Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams with special host Kevin Smith on November 9th for a live fan event like no other on Yahoo.
The cast and crew will talk all things 'Man of Steel' and discuss what the future holds for the Last Son of Krypton and answer your fan questions! Submit your video questions here for chance to have them answered during the live fan event: http://bit.ly/AskManofSteel
While the event is intended to drum up publicity in advance of the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Man of Steel on November 12th, the reference to "what the future holds for the Last Son of Krypton" begs the question: Will there be any talk from Snyder, Cavill and Adams on Batman vs. Superman?
Given the invitation to fans to submit video questions during the event - along with the presence of comic book mega-fan Kevin Smith, whose response to Man of Steel was resolutely enthusiastic, and who happens to be a friend of Ben Affleck - we can expect the questions submitted to focus on any possible story details of Batman vs. Superman.
Despite the human filters in place to pick and choose the questions which Snyder and company are likely to be more comfortable answering - such as various aspects of the making of Man of Steel - there are a number of basic topics about the sequel which fans will want to hear about. Given the news that the next installment is surprisingly far along in development and pre-production, are there details on the plot which can be shared at this point? Will Lex Luthor play a role, as many believe, given the MoS Easter eggs alluding to his presence?
Furthermore, just how pivotal a role will the sequel play in advancing DC's Cinematic Universe? Will there be teasers or references pointing toward the expected Justice League team-up? And will the small-screen universe of Arrow play a role in the larger continuity, or is it a separate entity?
Don't expect everything you want to know about Batman vs. Superman to be addressed by Snyder and company, but be sure to tune in online November 9th with your own questions. What would you like to know about the sequel, Screen Ranters, and will you be submitting your own questions?
Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2 opens in U.S. theaters on July 17th, 2015.