So much for critical bashing for Warner Bros Pictures’ DC Comics films. The studio is not only moving full steam ahead with their tentpole properties like “Justice League” and the risky solo stuff like “Aquaman”, they’re now back on track to make a follow-up to “Man Of Steel”. When the first movie did only above average business, the studio went to “Batman v Superman” instead, thinking the Bat would bolster the Box Office. It did, though the film still got mauled by critics (and unfairly so).
According to breaking news scooped by The Wrap, Warner Bros has returned to its original plan, which is something many didn’t see coming. The studio is apparently putting “Man of Steel 2” in active development, with sources saying that it is a “top priority” for the studio, as is “getting the character right for audiences.”
How this fits in with Warner’s already-announced line-up of movies with set release dates remains to be seen, but if anthing’s gonna move, I’m willing to bet it’s the solo “Cyborg” movie. In fact, even though Ben Affleck is committed to making his solo “Batman” movie, he recently admitted that he’s taking his time to get the story and script right. Which means we could see Supes coming back sooner than we think.
No director has been announced for the sequel yet, and it’ll be interesting to see if the studio turns to Zack Snyder yet again, after the repeated backlash he’s faced. Previously, “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller was rumoured to take it on, and he recently revealed that while he was indeed in talks to do it, he ultimately passed. Which is a major bummer. Regardless, this is still promising news for anyone who’s a fan of the DCEU (I am). Stay tuned for more developments as we get em…