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Matthew Vaughn Pitched A Superman Trilogy To WB That Was Rejected

Years ago, before Man Of Steel, Matthew Vaughn pitched a Superman trilogy to WB. Read on for details on that trilogy.

Years ago, before Man Of Steel, Matthew Vaughn pitched a Superman trilogy to WB. Vaughn revealed some of the details of this proposed trilogy of movies when he appeared recently on Happy Sad Confused. Of course since we never heard anymore, DC ultimately rejected the pitch from Vaughn.

Transcript below from ComicBook.

“So I… am a Superman nut and so is Mark Millar and I sat down with Mark and we plotted out a three-picture deal… trilogy film, and um pitched it to Warners, before Man of Steel… So we pitched how to do a trilogy of Superman movies and they, Warners, said they weren’t interested and that’s as far as it went… [it] never came back around.”

Vaughn went on to detail some of what would have happened in that trilogy.

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“I think Donner nailed it. And I think Wonder Woman worked very well because it was basically a Donner Superman film, but re-imagined as a Wonder Woman film. Yeah, I would’ve done a modern version of… the Donner [film]…” 

“Our big idea was a twist that Krypton doesn’t blow up. It does eventually… the dad was right, he just got his timing wrong. So when Superman’s grown up, suddenly there’s a mass exodus then all hell breaks loose. And that was our idea.” 

Zod, Braniac, and Lex Luthor are all name-dropped as villains that would’ve featured into Vaughn and Millar’s Superman Trilogy, with the filmmaker noting that “Lex Luthor was the main villain until Krypton explodes, and it all goes [makes a downward hill motion].” 

Interesting for sure, though ultimately I don’t see any major gift to the whole Krypton situation. Surely any of the stories you could have with other ex-Kryptonians emerging, could have been accomplished by people fleeing the planet 20 years earlier?

However, without knowing the rest of the plan, it’s hard to say?

What do you think of the details of Matthew Vaughn’s pitched Superman trilogy to WB? Thoughts below as always.

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