"Man of Steel" writer David Goyer has been hinting about a sequel and the upcoming "Justice League" movie. He recently said that Batman is part of the "Man of Steel" universe, just not the Batman from Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" franchise.
At the time, that sounded like Christian Bale or Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not be brought back to play Batman in "Justice League." In a new interview with Goyer, the writer confirmed the rumor, stating that "Man of Steel" is the first movie that's part of this new universe.
"Zack [Snyder] has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris [Nolan's] 'Dark Knight' trilogy," he said. "Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more 'Man Of Steel' films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies."
Sounds like Batman is not the only superhero that will be re-cast. If "Man of Steel" is the first movie, then Ryan Reynolds will also be replaced as Green Lantern. That's if Warner Bros even plans to bring the character back. In the interview, Goyer only mentioned Batman, Superman, Flash and Wonder Woman regarding which characters may get their own films.