Long before Zack Snyder and the Warner Bros. team turned their attention to a certain Bruce Wayne and, in particular, Frank Miller’s legendary Dark Knight Returns in preparation for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it looked set that both parties would push ahead with Man of Steel 2.
Alas, the sequel to Snyder’s divisive 2013 blockbuster eventually evolved into the juggernaut we know as Dawn of Justice today. Despite this, though, Snyder and Henry Cavill have refused to rule out the possibility of returning for a new Superman solo movie further down the line.
Word comes by way of IGN, where the creative pair acknowledged that the chances of a potential Man of Steel 2 earning the green light would hinge on the success of Dawn of Justice – which didn’t fare particularly well during its second weekend.
Even still, Snyder began by stressing the important of nailing a good script before anything official is announced.
“I think if we could get a good script it would be great to have a standalone Superman movie. I think that would be fun to do. Part of the reason we haven’t announced the standalone Superman movie was to support some of the events of (Batman v Superman).”
Bouncing off this, the Man of Steel himself hoped that Warner Bros. would be able to squeeze a solo Supes film into the jam-packed DCEU slate.
“I do believe it depends upon the success of this movie. If this goes well then we can start to negotiate with Warner Bros. to develop a standalone Superman, but they’ve got their plan set out for other stuff and Justice Leagues and various other movies. It’s about finding the time really. It’s something I would be very keen to do.”
The Man of Steel isn’t the only candidate for a new solo movie in the wake of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, after Ben Affleck revealed that he’s in possession of a finished script for his standalone Batman movie, one which he will seemingly direct and star in.
But will Snyder and Cavill get another crack at the Last Son of Krypton at some point in the future? Time will tell.