Originally Posted by Glassjaw
I think the Elite storyline would make for a great Man of Steel stand alone sequel. The differences between Batman and Superman will be made clear in this Superman/Batman film, with Supes no doubt resembling his comic book counterpart much closer then in Man of Steel. From there, you can introduce the Elite, who think that Superman is old fashioned and out of touch.
Yeah I get that but my main reasoning is I don't think WB would have the faith to feature characters who almost no one other than the people who actually read comics know about as the main antagonists. In a movie guaranteed to make money because it has both Superman and Batman in it it just seems more likely that WB would consider featuring these mostly unknown characters.