Matthew Vaughn May Direct 'Man of Steel 2' as a More Upbeat Movie

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 7:55PM
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Monday, 13 March 2017 - 7:55PM
Matthew Vaughn May Direct 'Man of Steel 2' as a More Upbeat Movie
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Man of Steel back in 2013 was a moderate success financially, and wasn't terribly well-received by many critics or fans, but compared to the critical disasters of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, the film that kicked off the DCEU doesn't look so bad by comparison.

So maybe it's not too surprising that Warner Bros. is now fast at work on a sequel - and they're hoping to get Matthew Vaughn to direct. Vaughn has a proven track record in directing big budget superhero movies (X-Men: First Class), smaller budget superhero movies (Kick-Ass), and cult action films (Kingsman: The Secret Service and its upcoming sequel), so getting him onboard a Man of Steel sequel would definitely raise the film's profile considerably.

According to Collider, preliminary talks have already begun between Warner and Vaughn, and even if he doesn't end up taking the Man of Steel 2 job, the report states that Warner Bros. would still want to recruit him to direct a different DCEU movie; presumably whichever one interests him the most. But frankly, Superman may need Vaughn on the Man of Steel 2 gig.

The current cinematic version of Superman needs rescuing, and Vaughn could very well be the man to do it: in addition to his practically spotless record as an action movie director, he also has a view of the classic hero that is more in line with most fans. Three years before Man of Steel premiered and turned Superman into something dark and gloomy, Vaughn was quoted as saying this about the character in an interview with MTV

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"I think that's the one thing not to do with Superman, trying to do the serious The Dark Knight version. Superman is about color and fun, or it should be, for me."
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Ultimately, that's exactly what Warner Bros. ended up doing with Zach Snyder's film, which The Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan also produced. If Warner Bros. decides to bring some fun back to the character, it's tough to do better than the director of explicitly fun action flicks like Kick-Ass and Kingsman. Now here's hoping he takes the job.

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