Since the launch of the DCEU in 2013, Man Of Steel fans have been clamoring for another movie focusing on Superman following his journey after the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. A Superman sequel has been on the wish list for DC fans since Henry Cavill took flight in Man Of Steel. Warner Bros. has already stated their committment to the DC Comics brand time and time again but almost everything on the development slate has been plagued by constant reshuffling of essential personnel to directors and writers just dropping out, leaving some titles without directors.
But, that isn’t stopping fans from seeking out interested candidates. The latest person to join the pool is none other than Steven S. DeKnight, director of the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising. Having proven himself with runaway hits such as Spartacus and Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil, Steven S. DeKnight is not a stranger to the world of comics. While kaiju-robot blockbuster is still about two months away, fans on twitter have already put the spotlight on him by asking if he would be up for directing a Superman sequel. His answer?
Up, up and away! https://t.co/A8JIUOS9Mb
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) January 27, 2018
DeKnight would definitely be an interesting addition to the DCEU, having proven his versatility with both small and large scale story telling mediums and a focus on character driven narratives. While it would be a fan’s wish come true for a comic book fan like DeKnight to tackle one of pop-culture’s most beloved icons like Superman, the final decision rests with Warner Bros. Here’s hoping they’re following DeKnight on twitter.
DeKnight’s directorial debut, Pacific Rim Uprising releases on March 23rd, 2018 and is written by DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, Kira Snyder and Emily Carmichael. The film is a sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim, that was directed by Guillermo Del Toro. It stars John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona and Nick E. Tarabay.