"At the conclusion of the Warner Bros/Legendary panel at Comic-Con, ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder walked onstage," Entertainment Weekly reported late Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2013. "He thanked everyone for supporting ‘Man of Steel’ and announced, rather nonchalantly: ‘It’s official: We’re making another Superman movie.’ "
The story continues, "He insisted that he couldn’t say anything about the film, but explained that he had ‘pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing.’ He said there was a single element of the film he could share.
"At that point, he called Harry Lennix — who you’ll recall basically played the Nick Fury character in ‘Man of Steel’ — for a charismatic dramatic reading. (How charismatic? Lennix was wearing an ascot.) He read a key line from Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’: ‘I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come. In all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.’
"That line is, of course, spoken by Batman."