The second standalone adventure for the new DCEU's Superman.
A straight-up sequel to 2013's Man of Steel has never been officially confirmed by Warner Bros., with filmmaker Zack Snyder revealing that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is Man of Steel 2, "in a way." He did add that it would be "interesting" to see what another standalone Superman movie would entail. The original Man of Steel earned over $668 million at the box office, with stars Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) reprising their roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
George Miller did add in the same interview that he hopes his next movie is much smaller, without any special effects or stunts. The filmmaker is developing a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, which has the working title Mad Max: The Wasteland, but it seems clear that he wants to tackle something much smaller in scale before returning to the violent world of Max Rockatansky. The filmmaker didn't specify whether or not he had a smaller project lined up yet, but hopefully we'll hear more about what he's doing next very soon.Read More
With just over six months left until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters, fans are already excited about the new DC Comics movie universe it will spawn. Aside from stand alone superhero movies like Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, there are some that are even looking past those movies, to Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, set for release in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Today, Birth.Movies.Death has a new report which reveals who the rumored villain for Justice League is. There will be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
The site claims that "every whisper" they hear about Justice League includes the iconic villain Brainiac. This news comes just one day after another report claimed that Brainiac, Bizarro and Supergirl will all be a part of Man of Steel 2. However, this latest report claims that plans for Brainiac, Bizarro and Supergirl have likely been discarded. Warner Bros. probably wouldn't have let the upcoming Supergirl TV series move forward if they had major plans for that character in the movie universe. You may recall that Arrow star Willa Holland revealed the series had plans for Harley Quinn, before the studio shut them down, because of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. The show also had its own version of the squad itself, but that got shut down as well.Read More
Last month, an unconfirmed report claimed that Warner Bros. has put their sequel Man of Steel 2 on "indefinite hold," following a rumor that the studio was seeking Mad Max: Fury Road filmmaker George Miller to direct. Yesterday, a report surfaced that revealed Man of Steel 2 isn't being delayed, and that George Miller still isn't sure what project he wants to take on, but Man of Steel 2 is his if he wants to take the reins. Today we have another report from Heroic Hollywood, which claims this superhero sequel will feature villains such as Bizarro and Brainiac, along with Kara Zor-El herself, Supergirl. There will be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
In 2013's Man of Steel, General Zod has been searching for a codex that contains the DNA for the entire Kryptonian race. This codex was hidden inside Jor-El/Superman (Henry Cavill), and this is what Brainiac is seeking as well. The twist is, he supposedly isn't trying to obtain the codex from Superman, but rather Supergirl, who will reportedly be introduced into the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in Man of Steel 2.Read More
Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks with George Miller to take over one of its DC movies, but it hasn't been decided which project he will direct. This will all depend on which story George Miller responds to the most. While one source claimed that it's possible the filmmaker could take the reins on Man of Steel 2, another said the project is indefinitely on hold. It isn't known what that actually means. It's possible that this Man of Steel sequel could be completely scrapped, given how many other projects are in the studio's pipeline, or they could just be holding off until their current slate runs its course.
If the latter possibility is true, then we wouldn't get Man of Steel 2 until late 2020, at the earliest. Then again, Warner Bros. seems to be making room in their schedule for Ben Affleck's Batman movie, which has been rumored to even be part of a new trilogy. That has not been confirmed yet, but the studio executives were reportedly so impressed with his performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they wanted to lock him in for a new Batman trilogy. After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor is reprising his role in Suicide Squad, before moving on to Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017) and Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019).Read More
While we've heard plenty of rumors that Ben Affleck is directing, co-writing and starring in an Untitled Batman Reboot trilogy, that will supposedly kick off before the end of this decade, we haven't heard anything about a second standalone Superman movie. That all changes today, though, in a big way. A new rumor has surfaced about Man of Steel 2. It looks like Warner Bros. has already decided on a director, and you're going to love the choice.
George Miller, who created the Mad Max franchise and returned to direct this past summer's well-received Mad Max: Fury Road is supposedly set to direct Man of Steel 2. The news broke on the latest episode of Popcorn Talk, and comes from a pretty reliable source. Director Jon Schnepp was promoting his documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? when he let it slip. He's had inside access to Warner Bros. and DC Comics in putting together his own movie about the failed Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage superhero adventure.Read More