Matthew Vaughn Reveals His Very Different Superman Pitch For ‘Man of Steel 2’

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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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Source: Polygon

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