Man of Steel 2 starring Henry Cavill gets a promising update as a new report says Warner Bros. is looking for a writer for the DCEU sequel.
Warner Brothers has released a promising update on: Man of Steel 2. The first Man of Steel film premiered in 2013 and is considered the first movie in the DC Extended Universe. Man of Steel grossed $668 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Superman film in history, and the second-highest-grossing movie reboot ever after 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. The film received mixed reviews and critics were divided on everything from Henry Cavill’s performance as Superman to the special effects.
although Man of Steel wasn’t widely acclaimed, it was profitable enough – and loved by enough fans – to make Warner Bros. encourage them to pursue other films in the DCEU. It was originally intended for Man of Steel to have a trilogy of Superman-focused films similar to the Dark Knight trilogy, but the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with crossover films like The Avengers inspired DC to follow suit. Man of Steel was quickly followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, in which Cavill reprises his role against Ben Affleck’s version of Batman, along with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. While Cavill’s Superman has appeared in a few other DCEU movies, there are ideas for a sequel to it Man of Steel were seemingly shelved for then, though they may be getting back on track.
In a report by The Hollywood Reportersources claim that Warner Bros. is looking for a Cavill Superman movie, which would essentially be: Man of Steel 2. The project is being produced by major DCEU producer Charles Roven and the film is currently looking for writers. Director James Gunn is also in talks with Warner Bros. to make a mystery film where “DC is definitely in the gamesaid an insider source.
How Black Adam Can Help Man of Steel 2
Dwayne Johnson, the star of DC’s next upcoming movie Black Adam, has also expressed his desire to see Cavill return to the DCEU. Johnson was very keen on a Black Adam vs. Superman movie and has teased that Cavill’s Superman will make a cameo appearance in Black Adam. Whether Cavill’s notorious appearance in the film will spark a crossover of its own, or just become a launching point for Man of Steel 2is currently unknown.
While there is excitement among some DCEU fans about a possible fight between Black Adam and Superman, many fear it might just be a repeat of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that was very poorly received by critics and fans alike. However, a simple cameo in Black Adam could be the starting point that Cavill needs to slowly reintroduce his Superman to the DCEU, to get the public excited for a Man of Steel continuation. With Warner Bros. possibly on board the project and Gunn possibly in talks to direct, Superman fans can rest assured they know that Man of Steel 2 is slow in the making.
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