‘Kingsman’ Director Matthew Vaughn Has an Interesting Take on ‘Man of Steel 2’

Matthew Vaughn has directed some good movies, including four comic books movies (X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass, Kingsman 1 & 2), and has more or less moved beyond being another Guy Ritchie knock-off. Because of his experience making genre movies, his name is frequently mentioned alongside other contenders whenever directing jobs come up in the DC, Marvel, or Star Wars Universe(s). 

Most recently, Vaughn's name popped up as a potential candidate to step in and direct the long gestating sequel to 2013's Man of Steel. In an interview with Collider, Vaughn was asked if he had heard those rumors—he had—and if he had a take on the material—he does...

“Weirdly if I did do Superman—and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs)—I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman—I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern—I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”

Ignore the dour, down-trodden Supes of MoS and BvS and go lighter. Bryan Singer did Donner in modern day, though, so I don't know if that holds much water, but I appreciate that he definitely wants to move things away from the gloom and doom of Superman in the DCEU. If there's any traction on this, we'll keep you up to date with the latest.

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