Man of Steel 2 Already in the Works?; Henry Cavill Compares Movie to The New 52
11.16.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel won't be opening for another year and a half, but rumors are already circulating that a sequel is in the works.
According to ThinkMcFlyThink, the studio is pleased with what they've seen from Man of Steel and have already compiled a shortlist of writers for a possible sequel, including Steve Kloves (the Harry Potter movies), Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim), and Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark). No deals are in place for any writer, nor does the report claim that an offer is in place at this point. The report also claims that the studio is pleased with the recent rewrites from husband-and-wife screenwriting team Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). David Goyer wrote the original script.
No trailer has been officially released for Man of Steel, though Warners has released an official image of Henry Cavill as Superman. Of course, Warners has to hope that Man of Steel becomes a franchise. The studio has yet to capitalize on its DC Comics properties outside of the Batman movies, but the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is the final sequel for director Christopher Nolan (who is producing Man of Steel), which could mean that a fourth installment would be without the director and possibly, lead Christian Bale.
Warner Bros. also started writing Green Lantern 2 prior to the release of this summer's Green Lantern, but the comic book adaptation fell short of expectations and the sequel has yet to become official.
While the public is yet to see what's in store with Man of Steel, the movie will be in keeping with current DC comics. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Cavill compared Man of Steel with The New 52, DC's reboot of their entire comic book line, in that audiences will be better able to identify with the character.
When that came out, everyone went, "Arrhhh! Everything's changed." It's part of the evolution of the character. There is a modernization to it, and certainly our style is making him easier to associate with because it's pretty tough to associate with an invulnerable alien.
That may or many not be good news for comic book fans, but, presuming the report is correct, it seems to work for Warner Bros.