MAN OF STEEL Sets Tone for Future DC Movies, WB Exec Says

It's long been suspected that June's Superman reboot Man of Steel could be the first entry in a Marvel Studios-esque interconnected DC Comics film franchise, and Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, has effectively confirmed the possibility to Entertainment Weekly.

"It's setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it's definitely a first step," Robinov said.

In that regard, Robinov contrasted the world of the Christopher Nolan-produced Man of Steel to the more grounded setting of Nolan's Batman trilogy, which contained no hints towards other elements of the DC Universe.

"I think you'll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world," Robinov said. "[Nolan's] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a standalone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What [Man of Steel director Zack Snyder] and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world."

In the interview, Robinov also dismisses the rumor that Nolan might be involved with the in-development Justice League movie, yet hints that a DC movie announcement should be coming soon.

"We''ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making," Robinov said.

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