Over the past month or two there has been a flurry of news and speculation surrounding DC’s next standalone Batman movie, but it’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything about the possibility of a new Superman movie. Last August there was a report that a Man of Steel sequel had been put into active development at Warner Brothers and that it was a high priority for the studio. At the time, the news was a little surprising because in spite its success at the box office there was a general feeling of dissatisfaction surrounding Man of Steel and it was unclear how they should follow it up (the end of Batman v Superman only complicated matters further). And yet, it appears that they are still eager to redeem the character and bring him back to his own franchise with the help of an established director. Now they’ve set their sights on someone who has a proven track record in the realm of comic book movies. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Collider, Matthew Vaughn is currently Warner Brothers’ top choice to direct a Man of Steel sequel. Although the situation seems far from any sort of deal-making discussions, their sources claim that preliminary conversations have at least taken place. Even if he doesn’t sign on for Man of Steel 2 specifically, they are hoping he will take on a different movie in the DC Universe instead. Previously George Miller had been rumoured as a possibility for the project, but those reports seem to have been unfounded.
Vaughn is currently in the middle of post-production on Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but in addition to the Kingsman movies he had some decent success with both Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. He also supposedly pitched a version of Superman to the studio with Mark Millar back in 2010, even though they ended up going with Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer’s vision instead. He has stated that he believes Superman movie should be “about color and fun” which is exactly the opposite of what they did with Man of Steel. What do you think, would Matthew Vaughn be a great choice to direct a new Superman movie?