Damon Lindelof, creator and showrunner for HBO’s Watchmen, has weighed in on the potential for a Man of Steel sequel featuring Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Henry Cavill was in talks reprise his role as Superman. The exact nature of this reprisal, however, is currently unknown as the actor is not expected to appear in films like Black Atom or The Flash. In addition, as far as we know, a sequel to Man of Steel is currently not in development. However, this has not stopped some from suggesting that Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof might be the right person to tackle such a project.
While speaking to Comicbook.com Damon Lindelof admitted that he was flattered to even be considered for such a job and spoke about how you would make the character work in modern time:
“It’s immensely flattering to even be considered for … I think that obviously he’s up there with Batman and the two kind of the big two. It’s incredibly daunting,” Lindelof tells us. “I think the challenge with Superman is always going to be what does Superman mean in the contemporary framework? For a character, for a culture that’s basically moved into this sphere of antiheroes, how do you make space for Superman who is sort of the original superhero?
He then dived into J.J. Abrams’ own history with the character and admitted that he didn’t think that he had a take on the character that would have been better than his:
But it’s interesting that you mentioned J.J. because long before I worked with him on Lost, J.J. actually wrote a Superman script that never got made for a variety of reasons mostly of which I think is like that Wolfgang Petersen was trying to make a Superman Versus Batman movie,” the writer adds. “They were also trying to do JLA. This was all before Chris Nolan came in and basically took over Batman, et cetera, but it all kind of just got lost in the wash. He’s had a long-term obsession with Superman. I guess what I would say is I would love to see a J.J. Superman movie, but I don’t have a take on the character that would be better than that.”
What do you all make of Damon Lindelof’s comments? Would you like to see the Watchmen showrunner take a crack at Henry Cavill’s Superman for a Man of Steel sequel? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Henry Cavill’s Superman was last seen in the 2017 film, Justice League. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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