DCEU’s road to success has not been smooth, to say the least, and after the recent merger between Warner Brothers and Discovery, the superhero franchise’s future is in more danger than ever. With the recent cancellation of Batgirl, the fans of the franchise were hoping for some good news. Now, THR reports that a sequel to the 2013 Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is in the works with the leading man Henry Cavill set to return as Superman.
THR also reports that this news is a part of a larger piece detailing the future of the DCEU and longtime DC producer Charles Roven is currently attached to Man of Steel 2. Apparently, WB also has a director wishlist for the sequel, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie is on it. McQuarrie is currently working on making the next two entries in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Upon its release, Man of Steel divided both critics and fans alike. Much like in Snyder’s every film, the fans and critics were divided on if Man of Steel was a good Superman film or not. The film is very much a Snyder film and therefore it has a much darker tone than any of the previous Superman films. But since its release in 2013 the fans have come around to loving the film, and even stating that Cavill’s brilliant performance as Superman made the film worthwhile to watch and Hans Zimmer‘s excellent score, and epic action scenes also don’t hurt.
While Man of Steel 2 is still not confirmed by WB, the fans might find solace in the fact that at least the talks about a Man of Steel 2 with Cavill are underway.