Every report we get makes it seem more and more like Warner Bros. has no idea what to do with their DC properties. There have been rumours ranging from Justice League happening only if Man Of Steel is a success, to the project being postponed due to the scrapping of Will Beall’s terrible script, all the way to today’s news of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale re-teaming for the JLA. Now, we’re hearing that there’s already a sequel being planned for Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel.
This isn’t the first word of a Man Of Steel sequel, as rumours have been circulating that there would actually be a full trilogy of Henry Cavill Superman films, but it seemed like a no-brainer that Warner was going to wait to see how the first film fared in theaters, especially with the news of Justice League being contingent on those results.
The film has already been screened to select crowds, and the response has been positive, but those crowds have consisted mostly of friends and family of those involved, so it’s hard to put much stock in their glowing reviews.
But it seems that Warner is content enough with those reviews to okay the next film, and to again give David Goyer the task of scripting Superman’s adventures. Not only are they green-lighting the film, but they’re accelerating it into production, perhaps in an effort to make up for the struggles of Justice League.
It does seem a bit peculiar that the studio is waiting on the results of Man Of Steel before proceeding with Justice League, but they’re willing to green-light a Man Of Steel sequel months before the first film hits theaters. Granted, a JLA film is a massive undertaking and, if not done well, can turn out horribly and piss off a lot of people in the process, but we’ve also seen that the same thing can easily happen with a Superman film. I’m going to go ahead and say that if this report is true, then they’re assuming that Man Of Steel will be successful enough for Justice League to happen as well.
Regardless of what is happening with the ensemble film, I don’t see any reason not to proceed with a full Man Of Steel trilogy unless this summer’s film completely bombs (which won’t happen). Superman is going to make a good chunk of change for the studio, and fans want to see the films, so it only makes sense to make another.
What do you think of Warner’s confidence in Man Of Steel? Are any of you somehow excited for a sequel despite not yet seeing the first film? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: Think McFly Think