I feel like we’ve done this song and dance a few times now, but hey, let’s have another cup o’ coffee, let’s have another piece of pie.
According to The Wrap (who have now employed the services of superhero scooper Umberto Gonzalez aka El Mayimbe), Warner Bros. has entered into development on an actual-by-gosh sequel to Man of Steel:
Despite Superman’s battle with Batman, DC has been silent on a sequel to “Man of Steel” featuring Superman solo, leading many frustrated fanboys to believe that another film wasn’t going to happen. But a person close to the project told TheWrap that Superman is a top priority for the studio and getting the character right for audiences is of tantamount importance.
On the release slate that the studio is currently working off of for their DC properties, there are two yet to be revealed films set for October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019. Most believe that the Ben Affleck-directed Batman feature will occupy one of those dates. Perhaps the Man of Steel sequel will slot into the 2019 opening?
Last year, there were rumors that Mad Max: Fury Road‘s George Miller might end up directing a possible sequel to the Zack Snyder-helmed reboot. And given WB’s propensity to pick up more idiosyncratic filmmakers for this set of films, he’d be an ideal choice. Though after this past weekend’s release of Suicide Squad, and the reports of the studio being actively involved in the editing process of that film, one does begin to wonder how much longer the “director-led” approach they’ve been touting will be reflected in reality.
Here’s the upcoming line-up of DC films as it stands today:
Wonder Woman – June 2, 2017
Justice League – November 17, 2017
The Flash – tentatively March 16, 2018
Aquaman – tentatively July 27, 2018
Shazam! – tentatively April 5, 2019
Justice League sequel – June 14, 2019
Cyborg – 2020
Green Lantern Corps – 2020
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