Kevin Smith Suggests Batman vs Superman To Be Start Of Something Big

The logo for the newest DC film.

The logo for the newest DC film.

I guess being friends with Ben Affleck really has its upsides.

Kevin Smith, writer/director/guy who wears hockey jerseys, has some insider info from Batfleck himself about the supposed but not really anymore Man of Steel sequel Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Smith first got to see the newest batsuit way back in November, lightyears ahead of everyone else. And now, he's got the scoop on what DC may be trying to do with their upcoming superhero films.

In Smith's latest Hollywood Babble-On Podcast, the filmmaker hinted at what he believes to become of the series of Justice League movies:

"They’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flicks. This is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, ‘This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.’ From what I understand now, it’s no longer like, ‘This isSuperman 2.’ They’re not doing these things. They’re doing like, ‘Here’s Man of Steel. Here’s Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They’re just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them…it’s supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented."

To sum it up, he suggests there to be one, huge franchise of comic book movies rather than smaller ones that eventually meet up, a la Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Instead of more Batman or Superman movies, they'll focus on team efforts - Justice League 1, 2 3 and so on - with the possibility of spinoffs for Wonder Woman, Flash, and the other teammates.

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release in summer of 2016.