Nowadays, comic book movies are everywhere. With three shared universes currently pumping out blockbusters every few months, it seems like just about every actor or director could join a superhero adaptation. Plus, artists that have already been involved in one franchise are now eager to jump over to the competitor. Joss Whedon is now helming features for DC, Josh Brolin has roles in both Deadpool and the MCU, and so on. Now Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn may be pulling a similar move. After working on three superhero flicks for 20th Century Fox, Vaughn in now in talks to direct the Man of Steel sequel.
I am planning another Kingman, I've written the treatment and some of the scenes...I don't know what I'm going to do next but I have had chats about Superman, I love Superman.
Now this is certainly exiting. Because while Zack Snyder was the man who started the DCEU with Man of Steel, it looks like the studio is looking for other talented directors to potentially helm Superman's long awaited sequel. And Matthew Vaughn might just be a perfect fit, considering his past with comic book adaptations.
One major complaint about the DCEU's first few outings is that Zack Snyder created a universe void of personality, color, and humor. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were long and epic, but there were tone and pacing issues. But these follies could be resolved for Superman if someone like Matthew Vaughn takes control of the franchise.
Because if there's one thing that Matthew Vaughn's signature movies have, it's comedy and insane action sequences. Both the Kick-Ass franchise and the Kingsman films have over the top and pulse raising action sequences, paired with a script that is full of comedic moments and quirks for the characters to explore. This sense of wonder could help Superman's second solo outing feel more akin to his comic book counterpart. The Man of Steel has historically been a symbol of hope, but Zack Snyder's version missed the mark on that.
Additionally, Matthew Vaughn also knows what it means to direct a more traditional superhero movie. He kicked off X-Men's latest trilogy of films by directing First Class, which felt lighter and more zany than the majority of the films in its franchise. So he'd be able to work within the confines of a shared universe, while also crafting a film that is wholly original from its predecessor.
You can catch Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle starting on September 22nd. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.