The DCEU has kind of been in limbo since 2017, and we’ve been getting conflicting reports of a Superman movie pushing forward with Henry Cavill or not.
Now The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the latest DC shakeup actually has the studio pushing forward on a Man of Steel sequel, and the project is said to be in early development, with Cavill onboard to reprise the role of the Last Son of Krypton.
We don’t have any details when it comes to story, but it’s said that Charles Roven is going to produce the film, which is currently on the lookout for a scriptwriter. What’s interesting is, Christipher McQuarrie, who directed Cavill in Mission: Impossible, is said to be being eyed for the role of writer. For now, nothing official has been confirmed.
What’s interesting is, this Superman project is said to have pushed forward thanks to Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson. Johnson was said to have been insistent in having Cavill come back for Superman, and when DCEU head Walter Hamada said no, Johnson was said to have went over his head and got Cavill’s return in the bag; now everyone is excited for Clark Kent to make an appearance in Black Adam, with the tease that the two could be clashing in a few years.
I guess I’m just wondering, “How about Black Adam’s clash with Shazam? His infamous nemesis from the comics?”
No release date has been announced for a Man of Steel sequel, but you can watch out for Black Adam when it hits theaters Oct. 21.