Warner Bros. Looking to Matthew Vaughn to Direct 'Man of Steel 2'
Man of Steel feels like a century ago. The film that kicked off the DCEU is broadly regarded as the best that Warner Bros. has to offer in their blockbuster franchise, so the fact that it's divisive to this day says a lot. Despite that, talk of a sequel circled last year and now it looks like the studio is ready to plunge into development.
Kingsman: The Secret Service and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is the number one choice for Warner Bros. as they look for a director to helm Man of Steel 2. Collider reports that while Warner Bros. aren't in a position to make a deal just yet, discussions are being had.
Vaughn had been brought in to pitch his take on Superman back in 2010, and the film eventually fell into the hands of Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer with Zack Snyder directing. At the time, Vaughn said, "“I just hope they don’t make it too serious. 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.”
Whether or not Vaughn takes the Man of Steel 2 job, Collider reports that there are a number of DCEU films (Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps) in need of directors, and he could fall into the job on any one of those projects.