Superman might finally get his chance to shine again in the DC Extended Universe. According to Collider Kick-Ass, and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct Man of Steel 2.
Sources have reportedly told Collider that Vaughn is the studio’s first choice to direct the Superman sequel. While the deal is in the early stages, the report states that discussions between Warner Bros. and Matthew Vaughn have already happened. Vaughn could still decide not to direct the film but he’s the guy Warner Bros. wants.
Matthew Vaughn has previously discussed the idea of directing a Superman movie. Before Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Vaughn talked about Superman with Warner Bros. but never got the chance to show his version of the character. The directed did end up offering what he thought a Superman movie should look like. See what Vaughn said below:
“I think that’s the one thing not to do with Superman, trying to do the serious The Dark Knight version. Superman is about color and fun, or it should be, for me.”
it certainly sounds like Vaughn has a cool vision for what Superman should be. If he does end up directing the solo Superman sequel I would expect the character to shift to a more colorful and optimistic tone.