For several months now, Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn’s name has been brought up as a potential candidate to direct Warner Bros.’ as-yet-unannounced Man of Steel sequel.
Over the weekend, the British filmmaker revealed that he has indeed had talks with Warner Bros. about helming a Superman movie, and now in an interview with Collider, he’s discussed how he would like to approach the character, should the opportunity arise.
“Weirdly if I did do Superman — and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs) — I think my main take would be, it’s really boring, but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman — I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern — I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”
It’s probably worth noting that Bryan Singer did try his hand at a modern Richard Donner Superman back in 2006 with Superman Returns, and that didn’t work out too well. Still, a shift in tone from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would presumably be appreciated by many fans of the Man of Tomorrow.
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