During an interview with Polygon, Kingsman director and Rocketman producer Matthew Vaughn revealed what his Superman story would have been for a sequel to Man of Steel.
While the DC Extended Universe started with Man of Steel, Henry Cavill’s Superman has yet to return for a solo film since then and reports indicate his time as the Last of Krypton could soon come to an end. However, Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn was once rumored to be in talks to direct a Man of Steel sequel, though the filmmaker has since confirmed the Superman sequel is “officially” no longer happening for the time being.
While there have been few details on the seemingly rejected pitch he presented with writer Mark Millar until now, Matthew Vaughn revealed his Man of Steel sequel would have told a very different story than the traditional Superman origin. During his conversation with Polygon, Matthew Vaughn explained the first film in his proposed Superman trilogy would have shared many of the same “hopeful” and “uplifting” ideas from the 2008 pitch he made with Mark Millar and would have the destruction of Krypton take place later in Kal-El’s life, allowing the future hero to grow up on the doomed planet before arriving on Earth:
Vaughn revealed that the first film in the proposed trilogy was meant to take place almost entirely on Krypton, and focus on Jor-El and the impending explosion of Krypton. Though the alien planet would still face destruction, Vaughn and Millar’s take would have the event take place much later in the timeline, allowing Superman to grow up on his home planet and gradually become familiar with Earth, maturing into an adult before having to reckon with his loyalty to both planets.
When asked if he would still be interested in directing a Superman film if offered the chance, Matthew Vaughn replied, “It’d be hard to say no.”
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Unfortunately, a 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, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
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Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos