Okay, so now I am officially confused. Trending on Twitter today was Man of Steel 2. After a little geek research, I came across a news story or two that Warner Bros is basically announcing an official sequel to the Man of Steel. Wait, what? That news actually stands at the polar end of what Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder had claimed. Snyder told reporters that Dawn of Justice was essentially Man of Steel 2) but now Warner Bros are claiming that Man of Steel 2 is pretty much being pushed as the next big thing, with, and I quote, Superman as:
“a top priority for the studio and getting the character right for audiences is of tantamount importance.”
You know what this smells like, right? In this journalist’s opinion (and I’ve been doing this geek thing for a long time, full time) smells like we are going to get a mid-series reboot. Keep in mind, Cavill is awesome and this doesn’t mean we will get a new actor playing Superman (another one would be the 3rd in almost as many years), it simply means Warner Bros. wants to fix the Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice missteps and make sure they represent the character right (or they know they are going to alienate fans and lose a part of their audience). But my main question at this point is:
Where will this all fall on the Superman or Man of Steel timeline?
SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN DAWN OF JUSTICE AHEAD…..
Because Superman died at the end of that movie.
So how is there going to be another Man of Steel movie without resolving that storyline (unless they resolve that in the Justice League movie, set to come first). We all know he is coming back as bad guy because we saw Batman’s bat-vision in Dawn of Justice and Flash told him it was true (?) And we have already seen Supes origin story AND essentially parts one and two of the original movies worked into the new movies. So what will Man of Steel 2 be about, what timeline will it take place on, and will Henry Cavill be relinquishing his role as the titular superhero?
Sadly, at this point, your guesses are as good as ours. But yes, as of right now Warner Bros has started development on Man of Steel 2. We will keep you posted as more news drops.