2013's Man of Steel was not only the reboot of a classic character, it was the start of the DC Extended Universe. A universe that has spanned two sequels (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) to date with at least six further installments slated for release. Although Henry Cavill was killed off only for a matter of minutes in BvS, the standalone sequel Man of Steel 2 is forging ahead. Taking the first step of having identified a director to helm the project.
Matthew Vaughn from Kingsman: The Secret Service is rumored to be the frontrunner for the job. There is a healthy amount of irony involved given his personal pitch for a reboot of the story back in 2010 to Warner Brothers. An attempt that fell on deaf ears until the script from Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer was given preference.
“I think that’s the one thing not to do with Superman, trying to do the serious The Dark Knight version," Vaughn explained in a jibe to the 2013 edition. "Superman is about color and fun, or it should be, for me.”
Producer: Audiences Will Eat Up Candy
While the serious, brooding arm of DC look to lighten things up with Superman, Wonder Woman should have no such problem thanks to the casting of sidekick Etta Candy. Played by Lucy Davis, producer Charles Roven argues that she is more than just a dose of comic relief ahead of the June 2, 2017 opening.
"I think Etta Candy, too, great character from the lore, there's been lots of different incarnations of her as well. But she does serve a really important role in this movie, being the woman in man's world, who Diana (Prince - Wonder Woman) meets and interacts with, and is also a very strong capable woman in a different way than Diana is."
What A Wanderful Life
If tone is a major drawback for moviegoers in reference to DC, then Australian director James Wan is ensuring his own version of Aquaman takes the audience along for the ride. Posting on Instagram this week, the filmmaker showcased the beautiful surrounds of his native country down under. Where the beaches glistened with bright blue water on the coast.
Since the dramatic fallout of BvS, the individual directors have drawn a line in the sand to hold control of their personal ventures. However the movie fares following the October 5, 2018 debut, Wan and co. are sure to enjoy the experience in this habitat.