Despite the widespread critical condemnation of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s still made over $700 million at the worldwide box office and counting, which is actually more than Man of Steel, a movie that is more liked (at least in hindsight) by most fans. Despite that, and despite the fact that Superman is arguably DC Comics‘ biggest character, there are no more standalone Superman movies planned in the present DC Extended Universe slate. So what would it take for Warner Bros. to change that? Or, will the studio make room in the slate sometime after 2019 for another Man of Steel adventure? Some main figures from the franchise have chimed in.
While talking to IGN, director Zack Snyder, producer Charles Roven and Superman himself, Henry Cavill, offered their two cents about Superman’s solo future at the cinema.
“I think if we can get a good script, it would be great to get a standalone Superman movie. I think that would be fun to do…Part of the reason we didn’t announce a standalone superhero movie is to support some of the event of [Batman v Superman].” – Zack Snyder.
“I do believe it depends on the success of this movie. If this goes well then we can start to negotiate with Warner Bros. for a standalone Superman movie. But they’ve got their plans set out for other stuff and Justice Leagues and various other movies, so it’s about finding the time, really. It’s something that I would be very keen to do.” – Henry Cavill.
“We’re in the process of looking at that, but we don’t have it on the schedule at the moment because we’re quite busy with the movies that we have scheduled.” – Charles Roven.
Yes, Superman (and Cavill) will be appearing in Justice League Part One and Part Two, but unless he turns up in a cameo in Cyborg or The Flash, we likely won’t seem Superman again on his own until 2020. That is unless Warner Bros. rejiggers their schedule. There have been rumors about that since the disappointing reception for Batman V. Superman, with the possibility that a standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck will be squeezed in because of the positive reaction to the character. Perhaps, the studio might feel the same about a standalone Superman movie with people now looking back a bit more fondly on Man of Steel.
In the meantime, Justice League is expected to being production on Monday.
Source: Comic Book Movie