“Man of Steel” 2 may soon be flying to theaters near you.
Following the release of “Suicide Squad,” rumors of a sequel to the 2013 superhero flick starring Henry Cavill as Superman began circulating online.
An insider familiar with the project told The Wrap that “Man of Steel” 2 is currently being discussed and will soon go into active development at Warner Bros.
DC fans have been clamoring for a “Man of Steel” sequel throughout the past three years. But without any feedback from Snyder or Warner Bros., most began assuming that Superman would not be getting a solo movie again.
However, the movie insider explained that the studio has made the Man of Steel their “top priority.”
Warner Bros. has not yet released a statement to confirm or deny the rumor.
But even if “Man of Steel” 2 is indeed in the works, it might take a while before it hits theaters.
“Wonder Woman,” which stars Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superheroine, is slated for June 2, 2017. The movie will be followed by “Justice League” on Nov. 17, 2017 and Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” on July 27, 2018.
A solo “Batman” movie to be directed by Ben Affleck has not yet been given an official release date, but according to The Wrap's source, it will be released before the “Man of Steel” sequel.
Warner Bros. is reportedly working on two more DC films slated for Oct. 5, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019, but the studio did not confirm which superhero (or supervillain) will take center stage for these movies.
“Man of Steel,” which was helmed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, raked in $668 million at the box office internationally, kicking off the DC Cinematic Universe.
Cavill put on his cape once again for this summer’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which was a box office success despite the numerous negative reviews from critics.
The actor will next reprise his role in 2017’s “Justice League,” which will also feature Affleck’s Batman, Momoa’s Aquaman, Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.
Meanwhile, the latest movie from the DCCU, “Suicide Squad,” has earned $135 million at the box office since it hit theaters on Friday, Aug. 5.