The last time we saw Henry Cavill’s Superman, he was not really in the best of shape. That is until his planned resurgence in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League film do to drop in 2017.
Man of Steel, released in 2013, was greeted with mixed reviews from critics and fans alike, but still went on to make $291,045,518 (domestically). Everyone expected a solo sequel after this, but we wouldn’t see Superman again until he met Batman, in Dawn of Justice, released earlier this year.
Since Man of Steel, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, went on to announce several other solo films featuring the rest of the Justice League, but still no word of any other Superman solo films… wait! What’s that in the sky?! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Man of Steel 2!
A source close to Warner Bros., via The Wrap, is reporting that the company is moving forward with Man of Steel 2, saying, “Superman is a top priority for the studio and getting the character right for audiences is of tantamount importance.”
In this day and age, the continued success and interest in superhero films has lit a fire under big studios, putting the pressure on them to bring fans an onscreen adaptation that feels as close to being lifted from the page as it can, while still making it their own. Between DC and Marvel, it’s sort of a cinematic arms race that’s been really fun, as a fan, to watch. As long as they keep making them, I’ll keep filling a seat.
So who else is excited to see Henry Cavill and presumably the rest of the cast return in a solo adventure? Let us know, and stay tuned! We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.
See you at the movies.