The other day filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (“Kingsman,” “X-Men: First Class”) made a comment about how he had a meeting regarding the “Man of Steel” sequel in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures.
It was an in the moment remark, no indication of how the discussion went down and if Vaughn might actually want to or was asked to be involved in any capacity in a Superman film. Nonetheless that story went everywhere.
Cut to today with Vaughn still doing interviews for the “Kingsman” sequel and was asked if he was given the opportunity to direct a Superman movie, how would it go tone-wise. He tells Collider:
“Weirdly if I did do Superman – and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs) – I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman – I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern – I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”
Henry Cavill’s Superman has been mostly a brooding character, though his appearance in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” is expected to change that. That film opens November 17th, no word on when a “Man of Steel 2” might go into production.