Matthew Vaughn Being Considered to Direct Man of Steel 2
March 16, 2017
Warner Bros. is indeed forging ahead with plans to finally make a Man of Steel sequel, and they’ve got a mighty exciting filmmaker in their sights to take the helm.
According to the team at Collider, Matthew Vaughn has had very early talks with Warner Bros. about handling the still-bubbling Man Of Steel sequel.
Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to comic book adaptions; he co-wrote and directed Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service and was the first director attached to X-Men: Days of Future Past. When it comes to comic adaptions, it’s clear Vaughn knows what he is doing, and it sounds like Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment agree with that sentiment.
Collider’s sources say that Vaughn hasn’t entered any sort of deal-making stage, but that he’s top of the studio’s wishlist for the job, especially since he once pitched a Superman movie to the company back before it went the Steel route. If Vaughn does get the job, that might signal a shift in tone from what Man of Steel and the rest of the DCEU has thus far been. He’s spoken in the past as to who he thinks Superman is:
“I think that’s the one thing not to do with Superman, trying to do the serious The Dark Knight version. Superman is about color and fun, or it should be, for me.”
And if he doesn’t end up in the director’s chair for this one, the offer is apparently open to take on another title.
When Man of Steel was released, it began what is known as the DC Extended Universe. It was followed up by Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad and there are numerous movies on the way within the universe. Wonder Woman and Justice League are going to be released this year, with Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, and Green Lantern Corps scheduled for the three following years.