Man of Steel hasn’t even hit theaters yet but massive buzz and early critical raves have led Warner Bros. to greenlight a sequel!
According to Deadline, a follow-up to the forthcoming superhero flick is already in the works.
The site reports that much of the team behind Man of Steel are set to return. Though a few massive franchises, like The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games, have enlisted different directors for each installment, director Zach Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer are already onboard. Christopher Nolan is reportedly still on board as a producer, but it’s unclear as to the extent of his involvement in the sequel. (Deadline claims his producer role “won’t be as full blown.”)
Henry Cavill, who is contracted to play the character in two more films, will have to balance this project with his other upcoming work. The actor recently confirmed the rumors that he’d replace Tom Cruise in Guy Richie’s action comedy The Man from Uncle (starring opposite fellow rising star Armie Hammer), and he’s also attached to star in the mystery thriller The Great Wall, which may or may not be happening due to investment issues with Legendary East. And of course, there’s also been talk that he could make an appearance in the upcoming Justice League adaptation, which Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer is now confirmed to be writing.
Man of Steel follows Superman/Clark Kent (Cavill) as he struggles to come to grips with his extraordinary powers. The rest of the film’s impressive cast includes Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, and Diane Lane. You can read our review of the movie right here.
The summer blockbuster’s imminent success is good news for Snyder, whose work seems to have lost some of its luster in recent years. Though the unmistakable visionary helmed the hit film 300 in 2007, 2009’s Watchman wasn’t a great success and his 2011 film Sucker Punch was slaughtered by critics and crashed and burned at the box office. If early buzz is any indication, Man of Steel could be on its way to record-breaking box office numbers. The film marks the first adaptation of the popular comic book since Bryan Singer’s 2006 release Superman Returns.
Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14.
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