Superman has been a very interesting character in terms of the DCEU. Man Of Steel was by far the highest grossing Superman film ever, and it helped kick off the DCEU in style. However, between that film and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, not everyone was on board with this “modern Interpretation” of the Man of Steel. Primarily because he seemed entirely different from the man people grew up with in the Donner films, Superman: The Animated Series, and more.
Rumors have been going on for a while that Man of Steel 2 would be happening, and the latest director buzz has been around Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn doing it. And while he didn’t confirm that he’s attached to the part, he did admit that he’s talked to people about it, and he spelled out his “vision” of what the film would be under his care.
“Weirdly if I did do Superman — and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs) — I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film,” Vaughn said to Collider. “I just don’t feel a proper Superman — I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern — I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”