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Will we still get Man of Steel 2? Henry Cavill ponders this… PLUS just what is LexCorp up to in 2017?

April 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments


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?

In related news, we reported last week that Lex Corp had gone online but now Lex Luthor’s company is hinting at a big return in 2017… what could it allude to?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….