After Man of Steel was released to enormous box office success in the summer of 2013, many fans expected Warner Bros to announce a sequel to Zack Snyder’s Superman adventure. However, things went down a different route, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being announced, launching a massive DC Comics cinematic universe for the studio.
Now that Dawn of Justice has been released, what is the possibility of Henry Cavill suiting up for a solo sequel to his 2013 debut? IGN (via Squareeyed) recently spoke with Cavill, who teased that movie’s development may hinge on the success of Batman v Superman: “I do believe it depends on the success of this movie. If this goes well then we can start to negotiate with Warner Bros. for a standalone Superman movie. But they’ve got their plans set out for other stuff and Justice Leagues and various other movies, so it’s about finding the time, really. It’s something that I would be very keen to do.”
Despite the time dedicated to filming Justice League, there may be room on the schedule for Man of Steel 2, but Zack Snyder revealed they didn’t announce Man of Steel 2 because they wanted to support the “event” that takes place in Batman v Superman: “I think if we can get a good script, it would be great to get a standalone Superman movie. I think that would be fun to do… Part of the reason we didn’t announce a standalone superhero movie is to support some of the event of [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice].”
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Producer Charles Roven added that Warner Bros. are in the process of looking at a new Superman movie but nothing has been made official. It looks as though the priority may be getting Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie up and running after his positive reception as the Dark Knight in Dawn of Justice.
Would you rather see Ben Affleck’s Batman get a solo movie before Warner Bros move ahead with a Man of Steel sequel?
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