Man of Steel sequel

Update: Henry Cavill‘s manager Dany Garcia has confirmed that another Superman standalone movie is a top priority right now:

“Henry has a big appetite,” she told Newsweek about Cavill’s Hollywood ambitions. “We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property , he’s filming [‘Justice League‘] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world. It’s beautifully teed up. In a year from now, or two years from now, he’s going to be a force globally.”

I wonder how the Superman world will be expanded.

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Jimmy Olsen in Batman v Superman

Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, fans have been buzzing about the possibility of a standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck. And after Gal Gadot‘s truly epic debut as Wonder Woman, it’s no wonder people seem hyped for her upcoming standalone movie. But what about the third member of the DC trinity? Will Henry Cavill‘s Superman ever get to fly solo again?

While there’s no Man of Steel 2 on the Warner Bros. release schedule just yet, Cavill and director Zack Snyder aren’t ruling one out. It’s just that they need to find the right time. Or get the right script. Or they’re waiting to see how things shake out with Batman v Superman. Or something.

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Blade Runner art by Benjamin Carré

In today’s edition of Sequel bits we take a look at:

  • Brad Bird teases the origins of The Incredibles 2 story.
  • Director Denis Villeneuve talks about why he is taking on Blade Runner 2.
  • Screenwriter Max Landis pitches his idea for Man of Steel 2.
  • Shaun the Sheep 2 in development.
  • Lara Pulver joins Underworld 5.
  • Eli Roth has an idea for Hostel: Part IV.
  • Two new attraction posters for Jurassic World.
  • A new tv trailer for Ride Along 2.

All this and more. Hit the jump to get started.

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Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice - Superman

There’s been a lot of speculation about Man of Steel 2when it’s coming, who’s directing it, what it’s about, whether it’s happening at all. Now director Zack Snyder has spoken up to clarify that yes, he is making a Man of Steel sequel — and it’s titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Read the Zack Snyder Man of Steel 2 Batman v Superman comments after the jump.  Read More »


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What DC role did Gal Gadot turn down before Wonder Woman? Could Thor: The Dark World‘s Zachary Levi return as a different Marvel character? Does Elizabeth Olsen want a Scarlet Witch standalone? Who’s the rumored villain of Man of Steel 2? How long has Spider-Man been around in Captain America: Civil War? Is Justice League Unlimited finally coming to Blu-ray? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

George Miller directing Justice League Dark

There have been a lot of rumors swirling about the future of the Man of Steel lately. The sequel to his 2013 revival from Zack Snyder has been rumored to be one of the projects that Mad Max: Fury Road helmer George Miller could direct, but the film has also been said to be on “permanent hold” until Warner Bros. Pictures really figures out what they want to do with the Big Blue Boy Scout.

In addition, there have been rumblings that Warner Bros. wants more Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and less of the Man of Steel (though Snyder may have had a reasonable explanation for that). Still things have been somewhat uncertain for the future of Superman in the DC Comics universe.

However, fans probably shouldn’t worry because Superman will always be an integral part of this comic book world, especially with Justice League on the way. And a new rumor actually debunks the “permanent hold” status of the sequel, revealing a potential Man of Steel 2 release date window as well as another potential DC Comics project for George Miller. Read More »

Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon in Gotham

How is Deadpool attempting to understand his teenage sidekick? Would Zack Snyder want George Miller to direct a DCEU movie? Why didn’t Grey Hulk appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron? When does Wonder Woman start shooting? Is a Green Lantern ring coming to the Arrow Season 4 premiere? Did you catch the Buffy Easter egg in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Man of Steel 2 on hold

A new rumor recently popped up saying that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was in talks to take over the Man of Steel franchise from Zack Snyder. But considering the movie isn’t officially on Warner Bros. Pictures’ schedule for their DC Comics cinematic universe, it didn’t sound like it was an immediate concern for the studio.

Now another rumor seems to confirm a lack of urgency to get Man of Steel 2 off the ground as the project is reportedly on “permanent hold.” But what does that even mean? Read More »

George Miller directing Man of Steel 2

As we wait to see whether or not Warner Bros. Pictures will move forward with a sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, it sounds like director George Miller could end up getting behind the camera for another sequel at the studio.

John Schnepp, the director of the documentary The Death of Superman Lives, has reportedly heard that Miller has been lined up to direct Man of Steel 2, the follow-up to Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot from 2013. Find out more about George Miller directing Man of Steel 2 below! Read More »

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2013’s Man of Steel did well enough that a Man of Steel 2 seemed like a sure bet. Instead, Warner Bros. zagged by announcing that Superman’s next outing wouldn’t be a Superman sequel, but the superhero team-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Which is all well and good, but does that Superman is done flying solo?

Star Henry Cavill doesn’t think so. “There’s plenty of time for individual Superman sequels,” he said. However, there’s still the matter of when. More on the Superman solo sequel possibilities after the jump.  Read More »