Would Matthew Vaughn Continue with Henry Cavill as Superman?

As he promotes the release of his new film “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, director Matthew Vaughn has found himself in the middle of a Superman rumor storm, as he continues to be asked about the possibility of him taking on a new Superman film.

As you’ll recall, Vaughn told HeyUGuys.com that he has indeed had talks with Warner Bros. about taking on a new Superman film, before telling Collider.com what his approach would be.

Fans were concerned that by saying, “I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material…” that he was somehow indicating that he wanted to start all over again. However, in a new interview with Uproxx.com he clarifies that he’d be happy to continue on with the current franchise when asked if he’d direct “Man of Steel 2”.

“Well, if I do, I’ll be happy as well. It’s an honor to even have had a discussion. So, they’re probably freaking out that I’ve even mentioned it. But, yes, we’ll see. Who knows what will happen in my life, that’s for sure.”

With Superman set to return in the “Justice League” film in November, hopefully Warner Bros. executives are thinking seriously about plans for another solo Superman film sooner rather than later.

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14 Comments on "Would Matthew Vaughn Continue with Henry Cavill as Superman?"

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sundevil82
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As much as I would love to see what Vaughn would do unrestrained, I think the DCEU needs to get its house in order before they start delving into new universes. Im not quite ready to watch Another actor take on the role. I like what I’ve been hearing from Vaughn so far though. I mentioned this in another thread, but I think he is absolutely the right person to bring together the Current DCEU version of Superman and a more traditional superman. I hope he can work out a deal like Matt Reeves’s so that he can make several… Read more »
spidey2878
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I’m not concerned if they are thinking of rebooting Superman again.I’m in for a reboot with a new actor. I just don’t see Cavill as Superman. It’s not that he’s a bad actor, I just don’t see superman. And looking back back at trends in somewhat recent dc superhero films, I get the impression that they recast superheroes after their third entry of each series. Take Christian Bale for example. He was Batman for three movies, and after that the role went to Ben Afleck. Also no actor can play a superhero part forever. At some point whoever plays the… Read more »
Super El
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I’d be all for it. Kingsmen is the look and feel I want for The Daily Planet; a very well dressed Clark Kent is NEEDED

Man-O-Steal
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It wouldn’t be Man Of Steel 2 without Henry. It would be a reboot and I think that’s a terrible idea. Keep Henry and the gang and just make a better movie…

cpm72586
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Seems like kind of a non-answer to me, or at least one that doesn’t really clarify if it would be MOS 2 he’d be directing, or a reboot. Vaughn himself doesn’t say anything about MOS 2, or Henry Cavill. Even if Vaughn was in talks to direct a Superman reboot, he wouldn’t come out, and say so. Just like Matt Reeves won’t come out, and say he’s directing a Batman movie that’s a reboot. If, and I emphasize “IF”, that is what’s happening with those two franchises they can’t, and won’t say anything until after Justice League.

Marnoman
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Henry Cavill has the POTENTIAL to be a great Superman still. I remember when they were in early development of Man Of Steel I was really worried about who they would choose to wear the cape. When the news broke it would be Henry, I had a big smile on my face and was instantly hyped for the film. He was my first choice. When they released the big reveal photo and we saw our first glimpse of the new Superman, I was blown away. “That’s SUPERMAN!!” was my reaction. When I saw all the photos and trailers during the… Read more »
Clark_Jo
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The more I hear about Kingsman The Golden Circle and the more I read his comments, the more it makes me think it’s time to start talking to J. A. Bayona.

Bea1968
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I have similar doubts and I think Bayona would be a much better choice. Kingsman had some very disturbing aspects (it made my husband so angry and disgusted he refused to watch it after one particular scene). I don’t want another Donner movie, we have the original one. Moreover, I don’t trust him with female characters and I’m afraid he would waste everything that has been done with Lois. Mature relationship and partnership is so rare in pop culture that it would be a shame.

spidey2878
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The problem I have and a lot of other people have with the Snyder/Cavill Superman is that there is no sign of hopefulness in Superman. And I think that Vaughn sees the same problem. I mean if the audience wants to see something done differently with Superman, then make the world he lives in a bit darker but keep him that inspirational hopeful hero that he is and meant to be. They can make the villains more scary, but keep Superman that beacon of goodness and hope to oppose that evil. He’s not Batman, and he’s not suppose to be.… Read more »
Supreme
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I really hope they dont go with Vaughn. I haven’t seen the new one yet, but The first Kingsman movie felt like it was directed by a teenager. The climax of the movie had millions of heads exploding and anal sex jokes. Do we really trust this guy with Superman? My personal choice would be Guillermo Del Toro with the WarWorld/MonguL plot. But i’d much rather have Zack Snyder and/or Joss Whedon at the helm than Vaughn. Vaughn is a downgrade IMO.

sundevil82
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We have to remember that Kingsman is a rated R tongue-in-cheek take on spy movies. If I was to judge what a superman would be like based on his resume I would look at Stardust and X–men: first class. Both are great films in different ways. I do think that Snyder and Whedon have some good qualities and I enjoy their films but we’ve seen snyders take already and Whedons avengers films come off as a little corny at times. I’ve enjoyed the individual heroes films in the marvel universe more than the Avengers films. Also we have to remember… Read more »
cpm72586
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“The first Kingsman movie felt like it was directed by a teenager.”
” i’d much rather have Zack Snyder”

*Cough! Cough!* Sucker Punch! *Cough! Cough! Cough!*

Bea1968
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Sucker Punch is a complete opposite to Kingsman – hyper-masculine movie with stylized violence designed for our amusement and utterly empty inside. Sucker Punch, on the other hand, is a feminist movie with complex narrative. It is a deconstruction of certain tropes in pop culture (like most Snyder’s films) and a statement on society. It is a direct critique of the male gaze and objectification of women in media, but it is also a metaphor for female oppression in our world. I know most male viewers with sensitivity of teenagers perceive this movie as a boy’s fantasy with hot chicks… Read more »
MattComics
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Yeah, I mean you don’t get much more teenager than the idea that everything has gotta be all grimdark all the time.

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