In news that will surprise no one, Man of Steel is getting a sequel. The surprise is that Warner Brothers may want to shoot for a 2014 release date, which is highly ambitious. With nods to lex Luthor in the first film, it is no shock that many sources are saying that he will be the main villain for Man of Steel 2. According to the boys over at Comics Book News, director Zack Snyder’s first choice for the role is the incredible Mark Strong. Though he was the main antagonist in films like Sherlock Holmes and Kick-Ass, he has also been a DC villain already, as he played the villainous Cinestro in the Green Lantern film that made me cry. (I cried for the wrong reasons) The question is, can they pull a great movie off with that sort of timeframe?
With Man of Steel doing so well in the box office (and the previously discussed MoS 2), many have asked what this means for the still slated release of the 2015 Justice League movie. Director Zack Snyder and Superman star Henry Cavill have both expressed their concerns about a Justice League film so soon. Snyder has said publicly that he would rather focus on Man of Steel 2 before rushing into a giant super-team endeavor.
In an recent interview with ABC, Cavill said, “JUSTICE LEAGUE, more movies, I have no idea. JUSTICE LEAGUE could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all God-like in their power. So in this real world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that and it has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won’t be right away. I hope it’s not anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another. I think it would be great to do, but I don’t think it’s around the corner.”
I find myself agreeing with Mr. Cavill, he is Superman after all. I don’t want them to rush into a JLA movie just to compete with Marvel and have another Green Lantern in theaters. That movie was worse than Daredevil. (Even if I am the only person who thinks that)