Since last summer we heard that a Man of Steel sequel was in “active development”, but things seem to be moving past that stage.
According to Collider, Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Matthew Vaughn is Warner Bros.’ top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, and the two parties are currently in early talks. Collider notes that if Vaughn passes on the Superman movie, Warner Bros. would still want to work with him on a different DC Films project.
In 2010, Vaughn pitched a Superman movie to Warner Bros., but they ended up going with Christopher Nolan and David Goyer’s idea instead, which lead us to Man of Steel. Vaughn went on to direct Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, so he’s no stranger to the superhero movie genre.
Later that year, Vaughn told MTV what a Superman movie should be like. He said: “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.”