Zack Snyder Originally Had a Five-Film Story Arc Planned For Superman

When director Zack Snyder made Man of Steel, he has originally envisioned it as the first film in a five-film story arc for Superman. He had big plans for this character, plans that, at this point, we will never see come to fruition. Whatever Zack Snyder was planning for the character was buried when Warner Bros. replaced him with Joss Whedon on Justice League.

We could obviously see what Snyder was setting up with Man of Steel and expanding on that in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we didn't really know what the extent of that would be regarding the character Superman. One hint we got regarding that future was when The Flash warned Bruce Wayne that he had to save "her", which is in regards to Lois Lane, and then we got a glimpse a world where Darkseid has taken charge and Superman had joined him.

Now, thanks to Jay Oliva, director of the DC animated films The Flashpoint Paradox and The Dark Knight Returns as well as a storyboard artist on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, we know that Snyder had planned a five-film story arc for Superman. It would have been incredibly interesting to be able to see how that story would play out, but audiences made it clear that they weren't interested in what Snyder was planning and in response, Snyder scrapped whatever plans he had. 

Here's what Oliva had to say:

Would you have liked to Snyder realize his full vision for Superman? Or are you happy to see the the studio has made the changes that they have made?