Matthew Vaughn is reportedly wanted to direct Man of Steel 2.
The 46-year-old British director-and-producer has opened initial talks with Warner Bros. Pictures about taking the reins on the second standalone Superman movie starring Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton, according to website Collider.
Plans for the sequel were announced last August and the Kingsman: The Secret Service filmmaker is the studio’s top choice to take control of the latest film set in the DC Extended Universe.
Vaughn previously pitched a new Superman movie to Warner Bros. back in 2010 before they decided to reboot the character on the big screen with Man of Steel – which was conceived by The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer and helmed by Zack Snyder.
Speaking previously about what he believes a Superman film should be, Vaughn said: “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.”
Vaughn – who is married to German supermodel Claudia Schiffer – has experience when it comes to the comic book genre as he was responsible for helming 2010’s Kick-Ass and making 2011’s X-Men: First Class and he also acted as a producer on Kick-Ass 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Fantastic Four.
Man of Steel was followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which pitted DC’s two iconic characters against each other and acted as a set up to the Justice League film which is coming to cinemas this November.
Since those movies the DC Extended Universe continues to expand with the release of Suicide Squad, while Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot hits the big screen on June 2 then Aquaman starring Jason Momoa will follow in 2018.
Warner Bros. has also confirmed that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is to take control of The Batman, in which Ben Affleck will reprise his role as The Caped Crusader.