After the success of Man of Steel in 2013, most fans expected Warner Bros. to announce a sequel at Comic Con that summer. Instead, the studio shocked the world by revealing that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would come next, which the studio is using to launch a massive DC Comics universe. Now that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has proved to be successful, fans are wondering if there's any possibility for Man of Steel 2 to go into development. IGN recently spoke with star Henry Cavill, who teased that movie's development may hinge on the success of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"I do believe it depends on the success of this movie. If this goes well then we can start to negotiate with Warner Bros. for a standalone Superman movie. But they've got their plans set out for other stuff and Justice Leagues and various other movies, so it's about finding the time, really. It's something that I would be very keen to do."
Production on Justice League Part 1 is slated to begin on April 11 at Leavesden Studios in the U.K., with a November 17, 2017 release date already in place. Justice League Part 2 is set for release on June 14, 2019, but we don't know for sure when shooting will begin on that adventure. Still, there may be room on the schedule for Man of Steel 2, but Zack Snyder revealed they didn't announce Man of Steel 2 because they wanted to support the "event" that takes place in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"I think if we can get a good script, it would be great to get a standalone Superman movie. I think that would be fun to do...Part of the reason we didn't announce a standalone superhero movie is to support some of the event of [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice]."
Producer Charles Roven also added that they're in the "process of looking at" a new Superman movie, but nothing is official yet because they're too busy working on the rest of their DC Comics slate. It's worth noting there have also been plenty of rumors regarding an Untitled Batman Reboot, which Ben Affleck may star in and direct from a script he's co-writing with Geoff Johns. Do you think Warner Bros. should make room on their slate for a new Superman movie?