Mark Millar has discussed with Matthew Vaughn a potential Superman movie.
One of the names that is being discussed to direct a sequel to Man of Steel is the director Matthew Vaughn and one of his collaborators has given the impression of being pretty excited by the idea. Mark Millar, who worked with Vaughn on Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, recently spoke with the El Fanboy Podcast, saying that both he and Vaughn are huge fans of Superman:
“He and I are massive Superman fans.” Millar said. “I mean, we worship Richard Donner. We love the Christopher Reeve movies. He actually phoned me up a few months ago, and he said, ‘Hey, listen, DC, they’re very interested in me doing Man of Steel 2. Do you want to come in and do this?’ And I was like, ‘I’m exclusive to Netflix for years. We can’t even have that conversation.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, man. What’s the chances of this?’ And then he kind of drifted away. And he’s attached himself to a couple of things and all that. Y’know so, it’s one of those things that might, I mean – if somebody phones Matthew up and offers him enough money it could all change tomorrow.”
Millar also revealed that Vaughn had plans for a Superman movie back in 2008, stating that: “It was actually a massive, uplifting, hopeful thing. There’s no point doing Superman unless you feel good. You should walk out of Superman just feeling like a million dollars. You should feel great after a Superman film. The movie itself was going to be a big, vast fun epic. But Superman’s got to be a laugh, as well.”
It should be noted that DC’s current official slate does not include a sequel to Man of Steel. Still, it seems pretty clear that Vaughn is keen to tackle Superman – just earlier today we brought you some comments from the filmmaker stating how he is keen to “save” the DC Extended Universe – so let us know in the comments below if you’re keen to see Vaughn’s take on the Last Son of Krypton…