While the 2013 “Man of Steel” never had a real full standalone sequel, “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder believed that a standalone Superman movie could be a great part of the roster of films from the DC Extended Universe aside from the appearances of Henry Cavill as the iconic superhero in the two upcoming “Justice League” films.
“Man of Steel” was immediately followed by the blockbuster hitthough critically panned”Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film follows the events of Zod’s attack on Earth from the perspective of the older Batman played by Ben Affleck. Aside from reintroducing the Dark Knight of Gotham City to the big screen, the film also opened the doors for a larger universe of DC Comics.
Though the current roadmap of the DCEU does not contain any standalone “Superman” sequel film at the moment, “Batman v Superman” director Zack Snyder is willing to do the film, given the chance and the proper script for it.
“I think if we could get a good script it’d be great to have a standalone Superman movie,” Snyder said, in an interview with IGN. “I think that would be fun to do.”
On the other hand, for Superman actor Henry Cavill, having the chance to do a standalone “Superman” sequel film greatly depends on the overall performance of “Batman v Superman,” and finding the right time and place to squeeze in the film, seeing that the DCEU’s roster is currently full of scheduled films up until 2020, including the two “Justice League” films, standalone films of “The Flash,” “Wonder Woman,” “Cyborg,” and “Green Lantern Corps.”
“I do believe it depends upon the success of this movie,” Cavill said, talking about “BvS.” “If this goes well, then we can start negotiating with Warner Bros. to develop a standalone ‘Superman,’ 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 I’d be very keen to do.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is still out in theaters.