Man of Steel 2 is in early development at Warner Bros. and according to Collider, Warner Bros. are already looking to Matthew Vaughn to direct the Man of Steel sequel.
Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to bringing comic book characters to life, he has directed Kick Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel that is now in Post Production. Vaughn also directed X-Men: Fist Class, which was arguably what rescued the X-Men franchise.
Vaughn was in talks in 2010 to direct Man of Steel before Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder came aboard and began the DC Extended Universe, quoting:
“I think that’s the one thing not to do with Superman, trying to do the serious ‘The Dark Knight’ version. Superman is about color and fun, or it should be, for me.”
Of course after the character went through his development in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and emerging in Justice League as the more optimistic side we all know and love, a Man of Steel 2 is more likely to be the Superman film Vaughn originally wanted to make, but still faithful to the overall tone of the DC Extended Universe that Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg have all been leaning toward.
Collider does mention that Warner Bros. really wants Vaughn to helm a DC Extended Universe film of his choice, so if he does not sign up for Man of Steel 2 he is still looking to direct a film in the franchise.
Man of Steel 2: Matthew Vaughn Eyed to Direct Sequel | Collider News https://t.co/6gkda5PtJ1
— Collider Video (@ColliderVideo) March 13, 2017
Please keep in mind none of this is confirmed, so take with a major grain of salt, after all John Campea of Collider was the one who mentioned Ben Affleck wanted out of the DCEU with no proof to his claim and has yet to retract his statement.
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