Man of Steel 2 With Henry Cavill Gets Very Promising Update

Warner Brothers has given a very promising update on Man of Steel 2. The first Man of Steel film premiered in 2013, and is considered to be the first film in the DC Extended Universe. Man of Steel grossed $668 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Superman film in history, and the second hightest-grossing film reboot ever after 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. The film received mixed reviews, with critics divided on everything from Henry Cavill’s performance as Superman, to the special effects.

Though Man of Steel wasn’t critically acclaimed, it was profitable enough – and beloved by enough fans – to encourage Warner Bros. to pursue other films in the DCEU. It was originally intended for Man of Steel to have a trilogy of Superman-focused films, similar to the Dark Knight trilogy, however, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s success with character crossover films like The Avengers inspired DC to follow suit. Man of Steel was quickly followed up by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, which saw Cavill reprising his role against Ben Affleck’s iteration of Batman, along with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Though Cavill’s Superman has appeared in a few other DCEU films, any ideas for a sequel to Man of Steel were seemingly shelved for the time, though may be getting back on track.

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, sources claim that Warner Bros. is looking towards a Cavill Superman film, which would essentially be Man of Steel 2. The project is being produced by major DCEU producer Charles Roven, and the film is currently searching for writers. Director James Gunn is also in talks with Warner Bros. to do a mystery film where “DC is definitely in play,” according to an insider source.

How Black Adam Can Help Man of Steel 2

Dwayne Johnson, the star of DC’s next upcoming film Black Adam, has also vocalized his desire to see Cavill return to the DCEU. Johnson has been very eager for a Black Adam versus Superman film, and has teased that Cavill’s Superman will be making a cameo appearance in Black Adam. Whether Cavill’s rumored appearance in the film will spark a crossover of its own, or simply become a launching point for Man of Steel 2, is currently unknown.

Though there is excitement among some DCEU fans over a potential Black Adam versus Superman fight, many are worried that it may just be a repeat of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film which was very poorly received by critics and fans alike. However, a simple cameo in Black Adam could be the jumping-off point that Cavill needs to slowly re-introduce his Superman into the DCEU, to make audiences eager for a Man of Steel sequel. With Warner Bros. potentially on board with the project, and Gunn potentially in talks to direct, Superman fans can rest assured knowing that Man of Steel 2 is slowly in the works.

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