No Script for “Man of Steel 2” Yet

The Associated Press has published a news article which looks at the “Justice League” movie and how it sets things up for the future of the DC cinematic universe.

“Justice League” finds Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, in the wake of Superman’s apparent death, gathering together the League to fight a new enemy. That means pushing not just Wonder Woman to the fore, but also Miller’s Flash, Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.

“It was very clear that the tone of the movie was different than ‘Batman v Superman,'” says Gadot. “Henry (Cavill), Ben and I had a wonderful addition with Ezra and Jason and Ray (that) just stirred everything up.”

Gadot and “Wonder Woman” are a big reason for optimism in the franchise, following its critically acclaimed, zeitgeist-grabbing $412.6 million box office success domestically. Though the epicenter of DC Comcs has always revolved around Batman and Superman, that’s starting to change.

Matt Reeves has taken over the Batman movie, but he’s starting fresh on the screenplay, making a release date several years off. That leaves open the possibility of further changes, even potentially Affleck’s casting. “From everything I know, he’s going to play that Batman,” said Roven. “They’re retooling the script, so I can’t really say anything for certain.”

The Superman sequel “Man of Steel 2” also isn’t coming anytime soon, if at all. Roven says there’s no script but “various story ideas” are being kicked around.

Source: NY Times

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Clark_Jo
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Sadly this confirms my suspicions, that the schedule is just too packed and even at 3 or 4 films a year from what’s already announced, we are still 4 years or more away from them being able to fit another Superman solo film in.
If, as stated by Roven, it comes at all.
Disappointing.

MattComics
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Of course Superman gets the short end of the stick.

sundevil82
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Neat.

sundevil82
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But of course the world needs two joker movies, nightwing, sirens and batgirl. *Fire DCU management*

Spidey2878
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Was there any confirmation of a sequel to begin with, or was it all speculation? Could it be that Justice League will be the last time we see this version of superman? Is Henry signed on for more? If he is, then there would be an expiration date for his contract on superman am I right? If I’m not mistaken that’s what happened to Brandon Routh’s version of superman. Brandon was signed on for more superman films, but the contract for his role expired. I guess that they could renew his contract if it does, but Henry is a actor,… Read more »
JasEl
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“DC Comics has always revolved around Batman and Superman, that’s starting to change.” Yeah, judging by the schedule, they’re dropping the Superman part of it and adding to the Batman part. Justice League is clearly Bat-centric, Nightwing, Batgirl, Gotham Sirens, Batman solo, 2 Joker solos, Suicide Squad 2(mostly comprised of Bat villains), Justice League 2 also likely to be Bat-centric. But not a Superman in sight. If we’re lucky he will cameo in one of the other Leaguers’ solo films.

sundevil82
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All centered around a guy who is trying to get out of playing Batman. Geniuses these execs are.

lovecats
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This does not surprise me one bit. W.W. did well in WB’s view. If Justice does over 1B and the other hero movies do well as well, There will not be a Superman movie for a long time.

s-shield
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Oh, good. I was so worried Superman’s (possible) return Justice League might actually GO SOMEWHERE. Glad to know that even if he does show up, and they do FINALLY get his character right, there are no plans to do anything with him. Oh, but at least they’re “kicking around some ideas.” Maybe I’ll just go watch THOR this Friday…

cpm72586
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It’s seeming more, and more that JL will be Affleck’s last time playing Batman. There’s already been a couple of interviews for JL where he’s been very non-committal to his future in the role. You can’t tell me Affleck’s status would not have been figured out when Matt Reeves got the gig. He’s either coming back, or he’s not. There’s no way it’s up in the air at this point. He’s just laying the ground work so in a couple months time when they finally announce his departure he won’t look like a total fool like he did when he… Read more »
sundevil82
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As per usual, when the writers and directors fail him, the character is blamed.

cpm72586
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That’s the worst, ain’t it?

MattComics
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It’s an infuriatingly consistent phenomenon on the part of modern creators. He’s too good, he’s too powerful, he’s a “hard sell”, the trunks, the glasses, blah blah blah.
It’s never their own short comings, lack of vision, or asinine decision making.

cpm72586
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Well, I think they’ve realized people don’t want a dark, and brooding Superman. I personally feel it’s too late to salvage Cavill’s Superman, but hopefully they can take that lesson learned, and apply it to a reboot in the not too distant future.

lcmcbain
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Kind of a microcosm of society at large no? It’s always someone else’s fault. When 99.9% of the time, the fault lies in the mirror.

BMoore25
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If this is indeed the case, this would suck majorly. Correct the things people didn’t like about MOS and bingo you got a hit movie. The movie had mixed reviews and still made 668 million dollars, it’s not really hard or at least it’s not as hard as they wanna make it seem.

cpm72586
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It’s a little harder then that. If people are being honest with themselves, I’d like to think they can admit Cavill’s Superman hasn’t exactly been a hit. With fans he’s been divisive, and while general audiences might think he’s fine, I think overall they’re largely indifferent towards him, and I think that’s an issue going forward. They might finally get it right in JL, but I think at this point it’s going to be too little, too late.

afriend
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I’ve got a Superman script, 125 pages in all, ready to go. It has Bizarro in it. The right director could bring it in under $150 million (US, after tax rebates). But it’s not a continuation of the Snyderverse films.

Kal-Ed
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This does not bode well for the future of Superman on film. It seems that nobody is interested in writing a script, because of one simple factor: laziness! And this is just sad. You can’t tell me that Superman is a hard sell. It’s been done before and ot can be done again. Whereas in fact there is plenty of Superman related stories that can inspire a feature film, if handled the right way. Does everything has to be Batcentric in order to make a profit!? Because that’s how it looks like these days. I’d say someone is needed to… Read more »
LarGand
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Very sad to hear this … I love ‘Man of Steel’ and I think Henry makes a great Superman who deserves more solo movies. I enjoyed ‘Wonder Woman’ and am excited for ‘Justice League’, but it’s just sad that the studio doesn’t seem to be giving the first and greatest superhero the respect he deserves.

Hollywood
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Spidey2878
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Yeah that video pretty much sums it up Hollywood

NeoRanger
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They’re waiting to see how JL does. Warner isn’t pulling out of the superhero movie business, but with the exception of Wonder Woman, it stands to reason that they’d throw money after lesser-known properties that don’t necessarily have to be connected to the DCEU to minimize risk. The reception of BvS has put them on the defensive; which is pretty common when it comes to Superman, it’s actually very much a first for Batman (not counting B&R, as the market was different at the time). Short of Affleck not being interested when the script is ready, the only other reason… Read more »
copacetic
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That’s a relief to hear. This current Superman has been Snyder-ized so badly he doesn’t even resemble the character. He barely smiles. He’s more of a brute than a kind and morally upright hero. None of his supporting cast seem to be characterized well either. It’s too bad because Cavill has the look but not the direction to make his interpretation work. Reboot and try again.

NeoRanger
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There will not be a reboot, at least not in the foreseeable future. This is all the Superman we get. If not, maybe they’ll re-approach the property after a decade. Pick your poison.

sundevil82
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In my honest opinion, the execs went the completely wrong way about this whole franchise. If they felt that MOS didn’t perform to thier standards then they should have cut out the real liabilities. Snyder and Goyer. If a movie underperforms that’s usually who would get blamed correct? Director and writer? But instead they blamed Superman and inserted Batman into the sequel until it became apparent that it was a co-billing movie. The reception for BvS only proved that it wasnt the character of Superman that was to blame for the bad reception Because even with Golden boy Batman, the… Read more »
NeoRanger
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I don’t disagree with you, but WB couldn’t get rid of Snyder (they sort of got rid of Goyer), because the fault didn’t lie with either of them, it lied with WB themselves. It was their direction to go “dark”, after Green Lantern flatlined and they’re the ones that used Nolan’s stuff as the blueprint for their entire cinematic universe. Snyder was just the best man they had for the job (and on that front, he didn’t exactly fail to deliver). When MoS underperformed, instead of looking internally at the direction they themselves chose, they looked externally and misread the… Read more »
sundevil82
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Oh the execs are definitely not getting a pass from me. They are absolutely accountable and have been completely tone deaf from the beginning. (If they’d like a list of their missteps, I️ have time this morning, ha) JL from what I’ve been hearing is completely rushed and suffers structurally because the execs wanted it to fit in under two hours. Let that sink in. A team up movie for the most popular characters in the world is shorter than suicide squad. It was obvious when the ultimate cut of BvS was released that that was the version that should… Read more »
sundevil82
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And defend away my friend, I know I can be critical of the films within the confines of our group here, but outside of here I always defend anything Superman. I would never admit that there is something wrong to others haha

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