Matthew Vaughn, Director Of Kingsman Is In Talks For Man Of Steel 2
Oh hell, yeah! DC has a silver lining amongst the clouds of doom. Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that he is in talks to direct Man of Steel 2.
Matthew Vaughn has an awesome history of comic book adaptations. First, in 2010, he directed the very funny Kick-Ass - based on Mark Millar's comic book of the same name. Then he brought back some class to the X-Men franchise with the X-Men: First Class. Though Bryan Singer unceremoniously took over as the director for its sequel Days of Future Past, Matthew Vaughn contributed his creative brilliance to the screenplay. He adapted another Mark Millar comic-book Kingsman: The Secret Service in 2015, which has quite a cult following. The sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle is due to release on 22nd September.
That's enough proof that Matthew Vaughn is a pro when it comes to comic-book adaptation. And now, even DC has warmed up to the idea and want him to helm the next Superman movie. Matthew Vaughn is also a huge fan of Superman and back in 2010, he actually made a brief pitch for a super-hero project to DC. That never went anywhere, but Matthew sure has ideas of what Superman represents to him. In an interview with collider.com he had this to say:
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.”
This comment was made way before Man of Steel took off. But sadly, that's the tone DC decided to take with Superman. It's for precisely his vision that we are excited about the news. Finally, we may have a director who can breathe some life back into the miserable superhero Superman has become.