DC and Warner Bros have a a lot on their plate with their upcoming movie roster. The Batman has a director but it doesn’t seem particularly stable, while everything seems to be going great with Aquaman (that’s the combination of James Wan and Jason Momoa for you). Wonder Woman and Justice League are storming towards the big screen this year, but what the hell is going on with The Flash?
However, there’s still sequel business to attend to. Mel Gibson was recently confirmed as being in talks to direct Suicide Squad 2, while David Ayer is hard at work on putting together Gotham City Sirens. Now, Collider reports that Warner and DC want Matthew Vaughn to direct Man Of Steel 2.
Kal-El has been a bit hard done by in the DC movie universe after his own solo movie, and we’re definitely keen to see the big blue boy scout given a film that does the character justice. According to this report, the fellow who is being courted to do that very thing is Vaughn.
Vaughn, of course, is the director of Kingsman, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. Of course, his work adapting Mark Millar comics with Jane Goldman has been more in the satirical, blood-drenched, f-bomb-dropping area than Clark Kent traditionally sits in, but he’s already done Big Beloved Comic Book Franchise with his X prequel (which is seriously underrated, btw) and he could be an interesting choice.
He’s also, as Collider notes, pitched Superman before with Millar, back in 2010. Warner Bros went with Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan, but the quote he gave MTV about his ideas is encouraging.
“I think they’re both talented, so it’s in good hands — I just hope they don’t make it too serious,” he said back in 2010. “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.”
Collider notes that this is all in the preliminary discussion phase, but say that he is the “top choice to direct,” and that “sources tell us that if Vaughn for some reason doesn’t direct Man Of Steel 2, Warner Bros. still wants him to helm another superhero movie in the DCEU.”
We do hate to put people in boxes, but if for whatever reason Mel decides to drop out, he would be a natural fit for Suicide Squad 2, right?
Anyway, this is all rumours and whatnot, but we could see ourselves getting excited about the prospect of a Matthew Vaughn Man Of Steel 2. We would obviously want Jane Goldman to write it.
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