So, according to various sources, WB bigwigs were so impressed with BVS and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman that they are planning to make him the definitive Dark Knight for a trilogy of his own, along with his contributions in BVS, both Justice League films and an appearance in David Ayers' Suicide Squad...now, I can tell you as a fan of Ben, DC Comics/Movies, and, of course, the Batman, that this doesn't surprise me in the slightest. WB considers Batman to be cinematic gold right now and because of what Chris Nolan and Christian Bale accomplished, they want to capitalize on that. The fact that they know that a new, comic-accurate version is not only what we want but that we want it for several awesome new movies proves that we're being heard. And they know promoting the decision based on a spectacular screening of BVS is exactly what is needed. Smart move on their part...but one thing many fans are still looking for...more Superman.
Earlier, I was commenting on the DC Extended Universe FB page, and a lot of fans were commenting about how we have yet to hear about anything more substantial for Henry Cavill and his future solo efforts and after commenting back and forth to a couple of mostly intelligent comrade fans, I ended commenting with an idea of how WB/DC should've and could've planted a MOS sequel in between both JL features. You might want to pay attention to this...
Going off of what we know right now, there will be a year between the Justice League movies, and in that year, 2018, we'll be receiving Aquaman and Flash. There is so much potential for a Superman sequel right there for Henry Cavill to chew on it isn't even funny. Dawn of Justice will see the Trinity form, and the first JL installment will see the super friends fight a big bad...the Man of Steel sequel could easily fit right in there just as they plan to do with the King of the Sea and the Scarlett Speedster and here's how...
Let's assume that JL part 1 will maybe end on a cliffhanger, and that each member is left with a task to accomplish for part 2. Just humor me for a second...Superman has to take care of something separate from the League issue maybe involving undercover journalism and discretion and tells the team that he's got it. Think about it, Marvel did the same thing with Iron Man, Thor and Cap after the Avengers with a lot of success, even if they weren't done perfectly. There is so much working material for the Man of Steel that having a separate story line and adversary for a Superman sequel is not only possible, but many of us were hoping for and expecting it. And just as Supes wraps up his individual business in his sequel, the bigger bad shows its face and maybe tries to take out a JL member, and we have Justice League part 2.
I have seen so much fan feedback and input on what could be done and how it could be done, that it really boggles the mind why WB isn't doing more to promote Cavill's next big installment and why they aren't setting up for it sooner. His next solo session could be a real comic book come to life, and personally, I think another director may be beneficial to the sequel (no offense, Zack) as well. Now the previous paragraph only outlines the basic timeline for a sequel and, being as we don't have anymore details on BVS, JL1 & 2, it's rather hard to say how it could be integrated into the stream. But let's face it, with only Aquaman and Flash getting screen time in 2018, there's no legitimate reason why the Last Son of Krypton can't and shouldn't have his 2nd solo outing sooner and more spectacular than the last time. And with all the fanfare about how the Justice League should go up against Brainiac or Darkseid or adapt something already animated or something completely original, there's one adversary I haven't heard anyone really speak about...Mr. Mxyplyzyk. I know, hardly someone worth a big screen adventure...or is he?
One of the many, many pains in Superman's rear, this little varmin could be represented on the big screen like he jumped right off the comic pages. And the haphazard, meddlesome, sometimes outright dangerous perils he's capable of constructing for the boy in blue could done some serious justice (sorry) and imagination...and, food for thought...not as much destruction as Metropolis took in MOS. We wouldn't necessarily have to see Supes plowing and punching through buildings but an adventure with the little guy could be so unique and original and entertaining that even Marvel heads would be applauding the ride.
Anything's possible in movies...almost...anyway...that's an idea.