Zack Snyder has revealed that Superman and Lois Lane’s son would take over the Batman mantle from Ben Affleck in Justice League 3.
Now that Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been released on HBO Max, the director is telling all about his nixed plans for sequels to the superhero team up. Snyder revealed numerous things about his cut of Justice League and it’s sequels including an axed Green Lantern cameo, the death of Ben Affleck’s Batman and even that there would be a new Caped Crusader in the third film.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Snyder revealed that Superman and Lois Lane’s son, Bruce Kent would go on to become the next Batman, following in the footsteps of his deceased uncle Bruce Wayne. The news is pretty surprising all things considered. The idea that Superman and Lois would name their son after Bruce Wayne and allow him to follow in his footsteps is interesting to say the least. Check exactly what Zack Snyder had to say on Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement below.
It was going to be Lois and Superman’s son, he doesn’t have any powers, and then he was going to end up being the new Batman. Twenty years later, on the anniversary of [Batman’s] death, they take young Bruce Kent down to the Batcave and they say, ‘Your Uncle Bruce would’ve been proud if you did this. Anyway, something like that.
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Here is the official synopsis for the Snyder Cut:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: Vanity Fair