– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hollywood has a lot of terribly-kept secrets, but there probably aren’t any as bad as Superman joining the rest of the gang in the upcoming Justice League film. Sure, Supes may have died in last year’s Batman v Superman (spoiler), but the dirt rising from his coffin at the very end of the flick was all the indication fans needed to know it would only be a matter of time before DC’s Boy Scout returned to the franchise that hinges on his existence.

Simply put, you can’t have Justice League without Superman, right? He’s a part of the main Trinity, for crying out loud.

In an interview with Empire, Justice League director Zack Snyder gave some insight as to what we can expect from Superman in the film.

“Superman does play a big part in this movie. His presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…”

This really isn’t the biggest of shocks. After all, this whole idea of Superman dying is sort of the crux of the synopsis released by Warner Bros.

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

As you can see, Snyder is still somewhat trying to be mum about Superman’s actual involvement with the Justice League, but we know better. It’s bad enough trying to have the Justice League without Superman, but to introduce the idea of the Justice League without him? No way. Rest assured, Superman will have a bigger role to play in the movie apart from his “lack of presence.”

What do you think of Snyder’s comments? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017!

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SOURCE: Empire (via Heroic Hollywood)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.