Matthew Vaughn Discussed What Man of Steel 2 Would Be Like

Posted 2017/09/20 1870 0

Matthew Vaughn recently revealed that he’s been in talks to take over the Superman franchise for Warner Bros. and DC.


While Matthew Vaughn’s involvement in a Superman movie is far from a done deal, during the press day for The Golden Circle, Collider’s own Steve Weintraub asked Vaughn if he were to direct a Superman movie, Vaughn again confirmed that he’d spoken to Warner Bros., and said that he’d definitely want his Superman movie to be more upbeat.

“Weirdly if I did do Superman—and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs)—I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman—I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern—I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”

When Warner Bros. was looking to start a new Superman franchise back in 2010, Vaughn talked with the studio about pursuing a light-hearted take on the character with writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman). Ultimately, the studio went with Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer’s darker approach to the Man of Steel.

The release date for Man of Steel 2 is currently unknown. Superman is set to appear in the upcoming Justice League film, which opens Nov. 17, and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.