Christopher McQuarrie Confirms He Was Never Approached To Direct Henry Cavill’s ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

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Mission Impossible: Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed that he is in no way involved with the highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill as Superman.

Speaking with Polygon, Matthew Vaughn has said he is no longer talking with Warner Bros. regarding a possible Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill, which led to a big reveal from director Christopher McQuarrie on Twitter. Christopher McQuarrie worked with Henry Cavill on Mission Impossible: Fallout. During the production, the director revealed that he and Henry Cavill had discussions about a possible version of Superman for the big screen.

But when Christopher McQuarrie was brought up on Twitter as a possible contender to direct Henry Cavill in the next Superman film recently, he revealed he was never approached by Warner Bros. or anyone at the studio and shut down any possibility regarding his future involvement with the DC franchise:

“They never asked. They never will. Carry on.”

You can see the full conversation in the post below!

While Matthew Vaughn is possibly out as the director, Warner Bros. has not confirmed that a Man of Steel sequel is even on the table. Henry Cavill has also not confirmed or denied that he will return as Superman, but bringing on Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie could help in that department.

What are your thoughts on Christopher McQuarrie being out on Man of Steel 2? Who do you think could be the right fit for the film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Unfortunately, Man of Steel sequel is reportedly not among many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects do include The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, and New Gods.

Henry Cavill’s future as Superman is currently in question, with Warner Bros. reportedly planning to put the character aside for the time being. Henry Cavill exited negotiations to reprise his role as Superman last year after the studio could not reach an agreement that would have seen him return for a cameo in Shazam!. Instead, the film managed to still include the cameo with Henry Cavill’s Superman by keeping Superman’s head out of the shots he was in.

Henry Cavill can be seen as Superman in Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. Henry Cavill will next be seen in The Witcher series on Netflix. Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher will follow Henry Cavill as the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the film and all of Warner Bros. upcoming DC Films and television projects!

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.