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Some significant changes are taking place in the DCEU, many of which are worth getting excited about. Following the lackluster critical and commercial reception to Justice League, it looks like the DC slate has been shuffled once more, and the sequel to Man of Steel has returned as one of the potential projects to watch out for. No director has been announced for the film just yet, but now it seems that Marvel Cinematic Universe alum and Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight wants to take Henry Cavill's Superman into Man of Steel 2. Responding to a fan question about his interest, DeKnight took to Twitter and wrote:
That's not a direct "yes" answer to the question, but it's hard to not assume that a classic Superman catchphrase implies a desire to take the reins on Man of Steel 2. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that he will get the job. Plenty of directors have shown interest in projects that never came to fruition over the years, but it's an intriguing development for a sequel that has thus far flown under the radar in the DCEU.
Steven S. DeKnight already has plenty of experience dealing in the world of superheroes -- albeit on the other side of the aisle in the MCU. Specifically, he was a producer and writer on the first season of Netflix's Daredevil, which is still widely regarded by many fans as one of The Defenders universe's best seasons to date.
As far as feature filmmaking experience goes, Steven DeKnight doesn't have much credit to his name, but his first foray into the realm of blockbuster directing will likely prove whether or not he can handle something as massive and intense as a Superman movie. In addition to his work in The Defenders universe with Daredevil, he is also currently gearing up to launch his directorial debut in the form of Pacific Rim Uprising -- which is set to debut in theaters later this year on March 23.
Steven DeKnight isn't the only filmmaker whose name has been thrown around for Man of Steel 2. In addition to DeKnight's tweet, a few possibilities have been suggested over the course of the last few months, with X-Men: First Class helmer Matthew Vaughn consistently popping up as a potential favorite to get the job. One thing is clear: plenty of critical details for Man of Steel 2 remain up in the air, and will likely stay that way for quite some time.