Published On: Mon, Mar 13th, 2017

‘X-Men First Class’ director Matthew Vaughn rumored for ‘Man of Steel 2’

Warner Bros is still moving ahead with a Man of Steel sequel and a new report points to X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn will be the studio’s choice to direct a new Henry Cavill film project.

Collider reports that “Sources tell us that Kingsman: The Secret Service filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is Warner Bros.’ top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, and preliminary conversations about the prospect have taken place. This isn’t yet in the deal-making stage, and Vaughn could very well end up not directing the film, but he’s who Warner Bros. wants at this point in time. Moreover, sources tell us that if Vaughn for some reason doesn’t direct Man of Steel 2, Warner Bros. still wants him to helm another superhero movie in the DCEU.”

Vaughn’s first time in the world of cinematic superheroes was Kick-Ass and then X-Men: First Class, as well as producing Kick-Ass 2 and the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot.


In 2015, Vaughn stated that it was his belief that people were tired of the Christopher Nolan “dark, bleak style of superhero escapism,” and would prefer fun with these kinds of movies, pointing to Guardians of the Galaxy as an example.

Superman back in action when Justice League is released on November 17.

Vaughn’s next big fanboy contribution will be Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which arrives on October 6.

“This past December WB head Greg Silverman exited the studio as New Line COO Toby Emmerich was promoted to Warner Bros. president and chief content officer,” Collider added. “We’re hearing that Emmerich was key in the hiring of Matt Reeves to helm The Batman and similarly tapped Vaughn as a possibility for Man of Steel 2.”

If the studio moves forward, fans can expect the new film around 2020 or the year after.



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