As of right now, it doesn't sound like Warner Bros. has any plans to bring Superman back to the big screen, and the last major update we got on the hero's future was that his cousin Supergirl is actually a bigger priority for the studio now! Oren Uziel has been hired to pen the screenplay, but no director or star has been attached to the project as of yet.
During a recent interview with Gold Coast Bulletin, Man of Steel star Michael Shannon was asked about possibly reprising the role of General Zod in Supergirl, and admitted that this was the first he had heard of the project.
However, he did lobby for Zack Snyder to be brought in by the studio to develop the spinoff!
"Wow, that’s interesting. I swear to God, I am not kidding — you are breaking this news to me," he admitted. "I will have to look into that. Zod again? I don’t know — it’s been a while. I am a little older and creakier now — I’m not sure I could do all the moves."
"Also, I have to say in complete and utter seriousness that I just loved working with Zack Snyder and that was a big part of it for me," Shannon continued. "I don’t know who’s making this Supergirl movie but I really treasure that experience with Zack. He’s a hell of a guy." That's quite the endorsement from the notoriously picky actor, and he clearly has a lot of respect for the filmmaker.
Snyder dropped some hints about Supergirl in Man of Steel, but Warner Bros. is no doubt now planning to move on from his vision for the DC Extended Universe by delivering a very different take on Supergirl. How this movie will affect The CW's TV series remains unclear, unless the plan is for it to have been cancelled by the time the hero flies into theaters.
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John Krasinski made a name for himself in The Office before narrowly missing out on the role of Captain America. Since then, he's transformed himself for roles in 13 Hours and Amazon Prime's Jack Ryan, both of which proved that he has no problems taking on the role of classic American heroes.
At 38 years of age, Krasinski would obviously be playing an older, more experienced Superman and with Warner Bros. reportedly not looking to start production on the movie for several years, he could be aged out of the role by then. That's a shame, though, especially as he's a great fit for the hero.