Comic book writer Mark Millar has confirmed that Kingsman and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn had approached him, requesting him to help with Man of Steel 2.
Ever since its launch, the DC Extended Universe (as it is popularly known) has released five films, starting with Man of Steel way back in 2013. Even though their latest release Justice League was met with harsh criticism, many more DC films are in various stages of development. One of them from the list includes a Superman solo movie (Man of Steel 2).
Speaking on the El Fanboy podcast, Millar opened up about a conversation that he had previously with Matthew Vaughn on Man of Steel 2. Millar said:
“He and I are massive Superman fans. I mean, we worship Richard Donner. We love the Christopher Reeve movies. He actually phoned me up a few months ago, and he said, ‘Hey, listen, DC, they’re very interested in me doing Man of Steel 2. Do you want to come in and do this?’ And I was like, ‘I’m exclusive to Netflix for years. We can’t even have that conversation.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, man. What’s the chances of this?’ And then he kind of drifted away. And he’s attached himself to a couple of things and all that. Y’know so, it’s one of those things that might, I mean- if somebody phones Matthew up and offers him enough money it could all change tomorrow.”
Another intriguing thing that Millar mentioned about is that he and Vaughn had talked about making a Superman trilogy in 2008, that is five years before Man of Steel hit the theaters. He said:
“It was actually a massive, uplifting, hopeful thing. There’s no point doing Superman unless you feel good. You should walk out of ‘Superman’ just feeling like a million dollars. You should feel great after a Superman film. The movie itself was going to be a big, vast fun epic. But ‘Superman’s got to be a laugh, as well.”
Meanwhile, while every director is keen to work with Marvel studios since they are on a high, Vaughn prefers to stick with DC. Talking to IGN, the director remarked:
“It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film, so if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be…if I do OK, it’ll probably be better.”
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