(Warning - the following contains potential SPOILERS for Man of Steel 2, and the extended DC Cinematic Universe. Proceed with whatever level of caution your natural level of SPOILER-aversion dictates...)
Now, while a direct sequel to 2013's Man of Steel may not yet have been officially announced - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is technically a whole other deal - that doesn't mean we aren't already seeing some shimmering glimpses of rumor emerge around it.
What's more, the latest murmurings to arrive - courtesy of Heroic Hollywood - might just suggest that...
Man of Steel 2 Might Not Really Be All That Much About Superman
Instead, it seems, the movie will focus on the attack of perennial Superman villain Brainiac, who's after that same Kryptonian genetic codex that Zod spent Man of Steel trying to grab.
The thing is, though, Brainiac isn't set to be chasing Superman for the codex. Instead, there might just have been another Kryptonian survivor.
Yup, that's right:
It Sounds as Though Supergirl Might Be Heading to Man of Steel 2
Specifically, as the very same Kara Zor-El who we saw way back in the Man of Steel prequel comic, a young member of Krypton's 'Explorers Guild' (an organization dedicated to terraforming planets to make them habitable for Kryptonians) who evidently also managed to survive the destruction of the planet.
According to the rumor, Kara will be targetted by Brainiac, and come under attack from his newly created 'sort-of' Kryptonian...Bizarro.
All of which sounds...a little unlikely. Not least because the inclusion of Bizarro without his traditional 'Bizarro-World' origin is liable to drive fans nuts - to say nothing about the problematic nature of relegating Superman to a supporting role in his own movie.
That being said, the chances of us seeing Batman and Superman beat the living snot out of one another in the second movie in the DCCU seemed unlikely right up until it totally became a thing, and Mad Max: Fury Road has already proven exactly how good an action movie that pretty much ignores its title character in favor of a badass female lead can be, so who knows?
The big question, though?
What do you reckon?