Despite any misgivings any of us have had regarding all the films in the DC Extended Universe so far, and despite any drama going on with films like The Batman and The Flash, Warner Bros certainly seems committed to making this universe work. Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Aquaman are all either near-finished or underway; The Batman, The Flash, and Gotham City Sirens are still at the development stage; and on the list of numerous “eventuals” are Shazam, Black Adam, Suicide Squad 2, Green Lantern Corps, among others. The slate may be getting a bit messy, but they seem to actively be trying their best move forward.
Now, you can add one more film that may be taking steps forward in the near future: Man of Steel 2. That’s right, the long-awaited true sequel to Zack Snyder’s divisive Man of Steel. Collider is reporting that some of their sources are stating that Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn (who’s also directed other amazing films) is Warner’s top choice for Man of Steel 2.
In fact, they aren’t just hopefully eyeing him, but preliminary conversations about it have reportedly taken place as well. Of course, since all of this is still at the very early stages, there’s no guarantee this could happen. However, if he decides not to direct the film, Warner Bros. still wants him to direct one of the other DC Extended Universe films.
With War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves already on board to direct The Batman, locking down Vaughn would be yet another huge get for the studio, especially in this stage where they’re reaching for credibility. In addition to being an amazing talent, Vaughn is also very experienced in the comic book movie genre, having already made X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman: The Secret Service (and its upcoming sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle).
With that in mind, I’d be on board for pretty much any movie Vaughn attached himself to. He’d be an amazing pick for Man of Steel 2, but if I’m being honest, he may be an even better fit for The Flash. Of course, with a name like his, he’ll be wanting a lot of the final say in his movies, so Warner Bros. will definitely have to think hard before giving up that much power. That being said, no matter what he ends up directing, it could be a real quiver in DC’s arsenal if he does join the fray.
What do you think of this news? Is Matthew Vaughn a good pick for Man of Steel 2? Which film would you have him direct in the DCEU? Let us know your comments down below!
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