It’s taken three years and several other DC Comics movies in the interim, but “Man of Steel” may finally have a confirmed sequel. The 2013 movie about Superman, which was directed by Zack Snyder (who also helmed this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and produced by Christopher Nolan, made nearly $700 worldwide but was met with a lukewarm critical reception. TheWrap first reported the news.
A source told TheWrap that Superman is “a top priority for the studio and getting the character right for audiences is of tantamount importance.” Warner Bros. also has several other interrelated DC projects in the works: “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” “The Flash,” “Aquaman” and more. The studio’s most recent film is “Suicide Squad,” whose opening-weekend take of $135 million is a new record for the month of August.
Several of those forthcoming projects already have release dates, while the “Man of Steel” sequel does not — meaning it’s most likely several years away from hitting theaters.