Christopher McQuarrie Discussed “Man of Steel 2” with Henry Cavill

As the director of “Mission Impossible – Fallout”, Christopher McQuarrie revealed to that he spent a lot of time with Henry Cavill discussing ideas for a possible future Superman movie, the story they’d like to tell, and what kind of Superman would be portrayed in any such film.

“I had an awesome conversation with Henry Cavill about an awesome version of Superman while we were on set,” reveals McQuarrie. “You’re sitting around for hours, waiting for stuff to be built so I can put Henry in it, and throw him off a cliff, or freeze him to death. And we talked about a really awesome version of Superman.”

With many fans clamoring for a heroic and optimistic Man of Steel, McQuarrie said that’s the film Cavill wants… “[That’s] the movie Henry wants. There’s a really, really beautiful version of that, and I honestly can’t speak for the people who are responsible for making those decisions, except to say it’s part of a giant corporate mechanism. I’m one guy. I can stand up and turn around, turn my back to you instantly, a giant corporation that’s in the middle of a merger with another giant corporation is an aircraft carrier in a broom closet being asked to turn around. Part of my job, and what’s made my being a director so much more easy in this business, was ultimately coming to terms with the fact that the people that I’m sitting across from have much bigger problems than I do. They just do. And I sympathize with those problems, ’cause before I used to just view them as incredibly obtuse, and they don’t know what movies are about. Of course they do. They all love movies…”

Will it ever happen? “They know where to call me, but I don’t expect the phone to ring. I don’t expect that to happen.”

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October 2, 2018 5:44 pm

Hire this man immediately!!! I just don’t understand why the idiots at Wb/DC can’t make this happen. An excellent writer/director coming off a massive hit is interested in directing and has a star who is advocating for another movie and they’re just going to pass?? Seriously, what is the problem here?? This a no-brainer! Ugh, Nothing encapsulates the stupidity of these execs more than this. This actually makes me very angry. (If you can’t tell). The problem with the franchise has always been the writing and directing and here you have a guy who states explicitly that story is what… Read more »

October 2, 2018 6:13 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

WB/DC have continually show themselves in the foot, they have single handily killed their own cinematic universe with the ridiculous meddling and decisions they have made to this point.

October 2, 2018 11:10 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

I agree completely, this is super frustrating, especially since they green lit 2 Joker movies one which has nothing to do with the Joker already established in Suicide Squad, so it’s like Joker can get 2 full movies ALONE but the God father of em all can only get 1 and not even be considered for a second movie, as a Superman fan I must say that the powers that be for WB/DC have shown them selves to be incredibly inept at their jobs as it pertains to the DCEU

October 6, 2018 2:27 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

I totally agree with you on everything sundevil182.

October 2, 2018 7:33 pm

You know what will likely happen: McQuarrie will get hired by Disney/Marvel to direct an MCU movie instead. Then WB will just sit there scratching their heads thinking: “Why didn’t we hire this guy first?”

October 3, 2018 12:35 am

Well let’s just get this out in the open, WB doesn’t care about Superman right now. They are going all in on a female focused future for DC Films going forward. MoS didn’t make the money they wanted, BvS didn’t make the money they wanted, JL didn’t make they money they wanted. WB is done with the character of Superman for “several years.” It’s just not a priority for them right now. I’m not happy about it, but just to put it into perspective, I don’t think everyone needs to get wrapped up over this as anything significant. WB doesn’t… Read more »

October 3, 2018 1:28 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

Everything you said is absolutely true. The funny thing is how they want to go in a female centric direction, yet they had no faith going into Wonder Woman so Patty Jenkins was able to make the movie she wanted to make, only after it was successful did the idiots come back in the room and try to claim ownership and once again started making the same type of decisions they made when they wanted to make Man of steel like Dark Knight. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not rooting against those movies and I’ll be in line to see… Read more »

October 3, 2018 2:39 am

It’s all about storytelling, character development and quality filmmaking for the superhero genre. Mr Mcquarrie is absolutely right on the money. I really hope the studio comes around this time and hire someone with a credible resumé for a sequel. Heck, I’ll even root for him if he filmed green Lantern or ambush bug.

October 3, 2018 5:48 am

If the WB can’t be trusted to guide a Superman movie franchise why should anyone trust them with Supergirl?

October 3, 2018 12:48 pm

Well that certainly didn’t reveal much. It would appear that the entire entertainment industry is pandering to this, “everything female” angle. I mean why else would the WB/DC make a decision to skip Superman and give us Supergirl? I’m not against having female roles in these movies but they’ve gone of the deep end with it. At some time it’s going to become obvious with what they’re doing and it’s going to back fire on everyone involved. As far as I’m concerned, the sooner the better.