Warner Bros. is reportedly considering working on “Man of Steel 2,” but the project is apparently on hold and the future of the project may depend on the response for “Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice.” Henry Cavill, however, has been contracted to reprise his role as the superhero at least till 2019.
Sources have reportedly told DenofGeek that “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller is talking to Warner Bros to helm a DC movie in the future. The studio apparently has not decided which movie he will direct, and has left it to what Miller is interested in.
The report stated that the confirmation of the director’s talks with Warner Bros. gives credence to past rumors about him directing “Man of Steel 2,” but the project currently is said to be on “permanent hold.” Another factor that the studio is said to be considering is the availability of the cast and crew. Cavill will be reprising his role as Clark Kent in the two part “Justice League” movies that are scheduled to be released in 2017 and 2019.
The report also said that Warner Bros. has approved three standalone Batman movies starring Ben Affleck in the lead role after seeing his performance in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” at a private screening. The report suggested that the studio would keep its options open for standalone movies of Clark Kent as well.
The forthcoming movie will bring Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to the big screen for the first time and Warner Bros. has already announced a standalone movie of the character, which will be released in 2017. Cavill spoke to Cosmopolitan recently about the possibility of some romance between his character and Wonder Woman in the forthcoming movie.
When asked to choose between Wonder Woman and Lois Lane (Amy Adams) Cavill said that this was a “long discussion." According to him, while Diana Prince is a goddess and is capable of having a normal relationship with Superman and not fear him, Lois provides “humanity” and keeps his character “down to earth.” The actor did not reveal who his character’s love interest will be in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”