Director Matthew Vaughn has worked on several movies with comic book writer Mark Millar, including Kick-Ass and Kingsman. Millar has written Superman comics for DC before, and in a new interview on the El Fanboy Podcast Millar revealed that Vaughn asked him to come work with him on Man of Steel 2.
“He and I are massive Superman fans. I mean, we worship Richard Donner. We love the Christopher Reeve movies,” Millar explained. “He actually phoned me up a few months ago, and he said, “Hey, listen, DC, they’re very interested in me doing Man of Steel 2. Do you want to come in and do this?’ And I was like, ‘I’m exclusive to Netflix for years. We can’t even have that conversation.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, man. What’s the chances of this?’ And then he kind of drifted away. And he’s attached himself to a couple of things and all that. Y’know so, it’s one of those things that might, I mean — if somebody phones Matthew up and offers him enough money it could all change tomorrow.”
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Last summer, Netflix acquired Millar’s comic book company Millarworld, which is why he wouldn’t be able to help Vaughn out with Man of Steel 2. But this is even more evidence that Warner Bros. is seriously interested in Vaughn. In a podcast interview of his own over the weekend, Vaughn confirmed that he’s still having talks with Warner Bros. and DC Comics about a few things. It’ll be interesting to see if he ends up signing the dotted line for Man of Steel 2.