Man of Steel 2 is allegedly happening. Early this month reports suggested that Waner Bros. is reportedly looking to develop a new Superman movie with Henry Cavill to reprise his role as Clark Kent. Goyer was hired to write the sequel to Man of Steel sequel in 2013. Now, with the company announcing that the Snyder Cut will be released on HBO MAX, Grace Randolph has revealed that Waner Bros. wants Zack Snyder to put material into the Snyder Cut of the Justice League to set up Man of Steel 2 and Justice League 2. However, the project will depend on how a huge hit the Snyder Cut before moving forward with the projects.
Last year there were rumors that Warner Bros. was looking for a new actor to replace Henry Cavill as the new Superman in Man of Steel 2. The studio even met up with Michael B. Jordan to discuss the possibility of the actor to introduce either Earth-2’s Val-Zod or a new version of Kal-El. However, Cavill revealed during an interview that he’d love to see Superman’s For Tomorrow storyline on the big screen.
Cavill made his debut as Superman in the DC Extended Universe in Man of Steel. He later reprises his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. Man of Steel was released in theaters on June 14, 2013. The superhero film grossed $668 million worldwide, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of 2013. Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series that tells the character’s origin story. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, and written by David S. Goyer. The film stars Henry Cavill as Kal-El / Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Col. Nathan Hardy and Russell Crowe as Jor-El.
Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, revealed in 2016 that a stand-alone Superman was in development with Amy Adams confirmed that he was working on the screenplay. Matthew Vaughn was in negotiations to direct the film sequel but was later revealed that he was no longer attached to the project. Christopher McQuarrie expressed interest in directing the film back in 2018. McQuarrie revealed that he had pitched a Superman film and a Green Lantern film with Cavill, but Warner Bros. rejected their idea. Polygon reported in May 2019 that the Man of Steel 2 was going to include some ideas Vaughn and Mark Millar pitched back in 2008 for their proposed Superman trilogy.
Man of Steel success launched Warner Bros’ DC cinematic universe featuring other DC Comics characters. The DCEU films include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), and Birds of Prey (2020). The franchise will continue with Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020; The Suicide Squad, The Batman, and Black Adam in 2021; and The Flash, Shazam! 2, and Aquaman 2 in 2022. The DCEU is the eleventh-highest-grossing film franchise of all time, having grossed over $5.48 billion at the global box office.
In another unrelated Man of Steel 2 news:
Warner Bros was reportedly moving forward with their Supergirl solo movie with the company allegedly planned to begin filming in early 2020. However, new reports reveal that WB shifting their from the project to focus on a new Superman.
The Supergirl movie was said to be set in the 1970s with Brainiac as the antagonist. Variety also said that DC Comics and Warner Bros. were developing the solo movie with “22 Jump Street” writer Oren Uziel to pen the script.
The CW recently announced that Superman & Lois, the new Supergirl spinoff series, will premiere in January 2021. Superman & Lois Lane will be written and executive produced by former The Flash showrunner, Todd Helbing, with Arrowverse regulars Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns signed on to executive produce as well.
It will be interested to see if Snyder will return for Man of Steel 2.
SUPERMAN & LOIS — In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, “Grimm”), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, “Little Fires Everywhere”) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, “The Peanuts Movie”) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.
Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage”), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, “Graceland”). The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, “Wander Darkly”). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck”) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, “All American”) enters their lives. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERMAN & LOIS is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (“The Flash”) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.