Matthew Vaughn Hints at Directing ‘Man of Steel 2’

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As Justice League draws closer to its theatrical release on November 17, it’s natural that curiosity about the main characters and their next adventures has increased. We know that Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2 and Cyborg have all been slated for release in the next few years and that The Batman and Flashpoint are both in active development. But what about Superman?

This past March, we heard that Warner Bros. might be looking at Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) to direct the sequel to Man of Steel (above). The report by Collider stated: “Preliminary conversations about the prospect have taken place.”

Now Vaughn confirms to HeyUGuys: “I have had chats about Superman, I love Superman.” In the same interview, he also says: “If somebody asks me to do Indiana Jones, most of the superheroes or Star Wars, the fanboy in me can’t help but be excited.”

Just before his indie superhero movie Kick-Ass was released in 2010, Vaughn acknowledged he had talked with Warner Bros. in the past about the Man of Steel: “I had a very brief chat with them and that’s all it was. … It hadn’t gone [as far as casting], we just had an idea for a story for Superman — that was it.”

After that, he moved on to direct X-Men: First Class, which resuscitated the franchise after the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and then focused on Kingsman: The Secret Service, which also proved to be a smash.

Now that Kingsman: The Golden Circle is completed — it opens in theaters next Friday, September 22 — Vaughn says he doesn’t know what he’s going to do next. Surely, though, he’ll be in a lot of discussions about potential blockbuster action-movie properties. Will he end up helming Man of Steel 2? Time will tell.

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