Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn has confirmed he’s in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a sequel to Man of Steel and has revealed what his vision for the next Superman movie would look like if he gets the job.
Speaking to HeyUGuys at a Kingsman press event, Vaughn confirmed reports from earlier this year that he has been in talks with Warner Bros. about directing the Man of Steel sequel, while also noting that he’s currently planning out a third Kingsman movie. “I don’t know what I’m going to do next but I have had chats about Superman. I love Superman.”
Vaughn talked more specifically about his ideas for a Superman movie in a subsequent interview with Collider, stating that he’d love to do a film that feels like a modernized version of the early Richard Donner-era Superman. “I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film,” he said.
“I just don’t feel a proper Superman — I think [Richard] Donner did it to perfection for that time,” he added. “Superman is color, feel-good, heroic … a beacon of light in the darkness.” Vaughn says that he would “go back to the source material” as it were and echo the spirit of Donner’s 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve as the titular hero.
Last year, it was reported taht Warner Bros. had a Man of Steel sequel back in “active development” as a “top priority for the studio.” Assuming Vaughn gets the director’s job, Man of Steel 2 could very well be his next project after Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which releases this Friday.
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