In all the ways DC has botched their cinematic universe, from their painful attempt to match the MCU team with a hastily assembled version, to Wonder Woman 1984, to the Snydercut, no character has had a shift. shorter than Superman.
The most iconic superhero of all had a controversial movie in which he completely betrayed his most basic tenets and then didn’t even get a follow-up to him. He was immediately immersed in Batman v. Superman, then in the Justice League, for which he was largely absent. And in neither of those films did he keep the promise of his comics or the first two Christopher Reeve films.
Hopefully someday we’ll have a worthy follow-up, and maybe it’ll be directed by the Kingsmen’s Matthew Vaughn. The director is currently in the press for The King’s Man, his prequel to Kingsmen, and he revealed to The Wrap that he not only wanted to make a Superman movie, but that he also launched one before Man of Steel.
“I was desperate to make a Superman movie. Desperate, ”Vaughn confessed. “I presented a great Superman movie before they did ‘Man of Steel’.”
He was not so lucky, but he is still languishing. And after working with Henry Cavill, he wants the Man of Steel star to reprise the role. With a slightly different tone from Snyder’s pompous, gray take.
“I just worked with Henry Cavill, who was adorable, on ‘Argylle’ and he’s amazing in it. I still think there’s room for a new Superman movie, but a real Superman movie. of colorful and fun Superman.Not a dark one.
He explains that he wants the character to have his own sequel before joining the world of Batman, which has a very different tone – especially since the Nolan films have reinvented the character for modern times.
“I just thought it was a mistake to set the Batman vibe in Superman’s world,” Vaughn said. “I just think they’re two apart – they’re just not relatable in any way, in my mind. It should be fun. I mean, look, ‘The Dark Knight’ was obviously different, and it made sense and it was brilliant, as a movie and as a comic book. But Superman has always been … I loved the [Richard] Giving ‘Superman’, and I think ‘Wonder Woman’ worked because, I think, ‘Wonder Woman’ was basically a remake [Donner’s] ‘Superman’ in a weird way. Yes, I love Superman.
I also love Superman, and everything looks good to me. There are many ways to make the character function without going down the scary and confrontational route. I’d love to see Vaughn, or someone else with the right frame of mind, make it work.
In all cases, the character will last. But with any luck, we’ll see it flying away soon.