Matthew Vaughn Could Direct “Man of Steel 2”

According to Collider.com, sources within Warner Bros. have indicated that the studio is looking to recruit filmmaker Matthew Vaughn to direct the next Superman movie.

Vaughn, who directed “Kingsman: The Secret Service” has reportedly held preliminary conversations with Warner Bros. about the idea, although they’re not yet in the deal-making stage of proceedings.

The director has been involved with previous superhero films, including “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class,” and was once in talks to direct a Superman film (before “Man of Steel”), when in 2010 he and Mark Millar pitched a Superman idea to Warner Bros. At the time he said, “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.”

If he does agree to direct the next Superman film, the above comments would obviously please fans who thought that the direction Zack Snyder took Superman in in “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” were too dark and depressing.

For now, we wait and see whether these initial talks eventuate into anything more. It’s just great to hear that a Superman movie is still being discussed within the walls of Warner Bros. studios.

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doomsday745
Member

I really like the idea of him directing MOS 2.

superhero
Member

i’m game….but i thought Kingsman was directed by MARV, or at least that’s what i remember from Cinema Sins, lol

Rod
Member

Marv is his production company. He also directed Kick Ass and the BEST X-Men movie, First Class. I loved Man of Steel, but Matt doing part 2 would be a dream come true for me.

superhero
Member

i know, it was meant to be taken tongue in cheek like cinema sins…

Guest
The guy is money, if he gets this I really do think we could get a Superman movie that will be considered one of the best comic book films ever. But the challenge is going to be inheriting what Snyder gives him from what Superman’s status is at the end of Justice League. So some the focus is going to probably be trying to re-establish the character rather than just continuing something that was already established. It will be the 4th movie with Superman in it and if it happens it STILL isn’t established who he is as a character… Read more »
sundevil82
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Re establishing could be a good or bad thing. I would be interested to see a more personal Superman story rather than have him involved in another world threatening plot. They could re establish his character by having the villain be a direct contrast to how they want the new version of superman to be. I’d like to see Metallo, Conduit or Brainiac challenge his character so that Supes finally makes an actual stand for what he believes in. Hopefully by the end of the movie, it would be the definitive version. Vaughn has done great with character development in… Read more »
Guest
And that’s EXACTLY what Superman needs, a good character director that knows how to develop a character. Have Superman tell us how he feels, address him killing Zod and how it affects who he is and how it developed his decisions to kill or not. BvS shouldn’t have happened in this respect. His first action on screen is killing a guy that he could have just used super speed to grab the gun. But Snyder needed to do it to set up a subplot to give Lois something to do, even though it didn’t affect the main plot or Clark’s… Read more »
redcape
Member

At the very least we now have some news !! However saying their only so far along still doesn’t nail anything down. They haven’t even confirmed JL2 yet.

GodzillaofSteel
Member

This sounds good to me. However, I really want it to be official with a press release. I want WB to say, “It’s official. We’re making MAN OF STEEL 2. This person is who is directing it.”

s-shield
Member

X-Men First Class is up there with my favorite superhero movies ever, and Kingsmen is fun as hell! I would love this!

Rod
Member

Kick Ass was pretty awesome too

cpm72586
Member
Vaughn would be a pretty good choice, I think. Especially considering his comments about color, and having fun. It’s refreshing to hear. Also, I thought some of his flying effects in X-Men First Class were really well done. Would love to see what he would do for Superman. I will say, though, I still think the best course of action for Superman would be to reboot the franchise. I just think the foundation is so bad the whole thing just needs to be scrapped, and start fresh. It likely won’t happen, but if you’re going to get a guy like… Read more »
Supermaniac
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“I still think the best course of action for Superman would be to reboot the franchise. I just think the foundation is so bad the whole thing just needs to be scrapped, and start fresh”.

Agreed. I think this franchise has so much bad baggage that a reboot would do a world of good.

Marnoman
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Totally agree with you on the flying effects for ….was it Banshee? There’s a moment in First Class where he is flying up and he’s rotating and the sun light is moving round his face and body and it looked so realistic. When I saw this I was so excited for Man Of Steel and to see what they would do.

manofsteel
Member

Encouraging news.

sundevil82
Member

Love this idea. Sign him up! Vaughn and Bayona should be at the top of the list. Bring in an exceptional writer to compliment Either one and I am completely on board.

NeoRanger
Member

Considering I love Kick Ass and that First Class is the only X-Men movie I tolerate, I’m game with this idea.

MattComics
Member

Whoever does it, get off the grimdark and WB should issue a moratorium on the use of filters.

Supermaniac
Guest

Yes. This. Please.

Marnoman
Member

Oh aye, absolutely. I took a screen shot of Man Of Steel the other week and used photoshop to change the levels and saturation to see what it would look like. Regardless of what we all might think of the actual storyline and content of the film itself, it turns out there is a really colourful, natural and nice looking movie underneath all that dark, depressing hue. They totally spoiled that film with the filters.

DE-EL
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I love Zack Snyder and everything he’s done with the character and his mythology, but I gotta admit. I would LOVE for Matthew to take the reigns of Superman’s franchise. I already know Supes is going to be much happier and hopeful (as briefly glimpsed during his final moments in BVS) in JL, but it’ll be great to see that in full for an entire film.

Hope Henry’s got his “Promethean Productions” company up and running in time for this, especially when he’s also the star of this franchise. But first things first, he’s gotta finish filming “Nomis”…

SupermanArmy
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Excellent choice. Get busy WB. We want to see a Superman sequel in 2019. Also want Superman cameos in Shazam/Black Adam/Green Lantern. Make it one of the greatest superhero movies, a film worthy to mention along with Logan or Captain America, Winter Soldier.

SupermanArmy
Member

Assuming he is interested, does anyone think Mel Gibson would be a good director for Superman given his commendable work for depicting noble, pure and righteous characters operating in a harsh, unfriendly world in the Passion of the Christ and Hacksaw Ridge?

sundevil82
Member

i believe he is currently in talks for suicide squad 2. He had some choice words for BvS, so doubtful he would go near that one. Though I think a grounded Mel Gibson directed SS2 could be great.

SupermanArmy
Member

Hope Denis Villeneuve is in the mix too.

sundevil82
Member

absolutely! Another superb choice! Vaughn, Bayona and Villenueve should be on the short list.

smallvilletna
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Make it happen WB

MattComics
Member

That Millar pitch is awful.

Guest

Yeah the whole Superman living for billions of years thing is ridiculous to me. There has been an aspect of his aging slowing down as his powers develop (kind of like Wolverine) but he just gets older more slowly than a normal person. That whole making him practically immortal waiting for 5 billion years to end it all with Super Nova is a bit over the top if you ask me.

sundevil82
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and (not to sound like a complete nerd here) our sun will not supernova.

mindhavens
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After hearing Vaughn trash Bryan Singer, I have no idea how he got to direct X-men: First Class, especially after he pulled out of X-men 3. Millar and Vaughn also tried to oust Bryan Singer when he was still in the chair to direct the Returns sequel. Kick Ass is a great film (though the ending sucks compared to the comic), Kingsman is excellent and First Class is good, though not the best Xmen film, but in general Vaughn really lacks any kind of class and respect.

Kal-Ed
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I’m game for it. He Has proven his films are highly entertaining, character driven and enough of a box office draw to help seal the deal. As much as I love Snyder’s work, I think that is quite best for someone else to take over the reign and work with what was already at hand, but twist it to a whole different version, so no reboot is necessary. It’s always darkest before the dawn, right? Here’s hoping that he would at least agree and an official announcement coming soon.

Hollywood
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I’m just gonna ask the obvious question…

Will Superman get to smile this time?

Kal-Ed
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But of course he will.

Hollywood
Member

You’re sure? So far it looks like the very notions of joy, happiness or even good humor are foreign concepts in these films.

A simple knock knock joke is like the DC Cinematic Universe equivalent of a fart in church.

Kal-Ed
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Sure I’m sure. Oh ye of little faith

MattComics
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He will but there’ll be so much blue-gray filter he’ll still look friggin miserable.

Marnoman
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A question that pretty much sums up everything wrong with the films so far.

Gladiator
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I was sold when I heard his name, but hearing that statement from 2015, that he want to do it more Donnerish, I’m having doubts. I don’t want the Donner’s Clark Kent, or the Donner’s Lois, I think Snyder did a great job stablishing Lois & Clark relationship into something more mature, making them trust each other, I’m sick of the infantile love triangle that its weird and senseless. Also, I do not want to reboot the Superman franchise, Henry Cavill is great, and the character is well stablished, he’s just a guy trying to do the right thing, in… Read more »
redcape
Member

I second that. The Donner-verse had it’s day. Stay the course and when he has something to smile about he will!

MattComics
Member
Except clearly trying way too hard to run away from Donner’s film has been just as problematic as trying way too hard to live up to it. As for the love triangle, it’s fun and it’s one of the basic components of the legend. It usually boils down to how it is written and played. But I also like them working together to. I just don’t think the triangle is something that needs to be thrown out so much as we just acknowledge that it has a bit of a shelf life, if that makes sense. So I basically feel… Read more »
sundevil82
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i think he made that comment before this universe began, but I believe that what he means is keeping the spirit of the Donner universe rather then how it actually was. He could bridge the current DCEU superman with a more hopeful and optimistic version, not necessarily the exact Donner version. That would make for great character development in my opinion… To go from the self doubting silent hero we’ve had in MOS and BvS to the more idealistic and self assured talkative version we all know and love. I’m not looking for a rehash of of the Donnee version… Read more »
NeoRanger
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What i truly hope they do with this film is do a completely stand alone story. No tie-ins to the rest of the universe (but it can still acknowledge its part of it). Kind of like what Logan just did. Oh, one can only hope; it’s probably among my top complaints about the MCU and the reason that the first time around, I couldn’t appreciate The Winter Soldier; this constant mixing and guest appearances of all characters across the MCU that has entire character arcs start in one movie and end in another movie in an entirely different series altogether.… Read more »
sundevil82
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well the good thing is that I believe Matt Reeves fought to bring his own vision and to have complete control over the Batman. Let’s hope that Vaughn stands his ground as well. The liabilities to this universe continue to be Snyder, Goyer (and other inept writers they keep signing) but most of all the executives who can’t help themselves but to keep dipping their hands were they don’t belong.

Daki
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I was sold on the idea of a new director, right up until I found out it was Matthew Vaughn, and I remembered his absurd comments on how he would do superman.
I love what Zack Snyder has done, his visuals are stunning. The man of steel story is fantastic,I love how serious and grounded it is, the mythology behind it all. I have a feeling that Vaughn won’t take superman serious enough. His comments about color and having fun and wearing the red underwear sound ridiculous.
I prefer the deeper darker superman story.

redcape
Member

Here’s something I just read that looks good! Article says that Henry had been recuperating from a minor knee surgery. BUT….was in the gym getting back into Superman shape. So if that’s true (and I’m sure if it is Steve will be reporting on this), then perhaps it’s a go for MOS sequel or they’re going to get going with JL2. Hopefully we will find out what the direction will be ASAP !!!!!

sundevil82
Member

He just signed on to Mission Impossible 6 so I’m guessing that’s what it’s for.

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