New Rumor Claims That A Henry Cavill-Led SUPERMAN Sequel Could Be Far Away

New Rumor Claims That A Henry Cavill-Led SUPERMAN Sequel Could Be Far Away New Rumor Claims That A Henry Cavill-Led SUPERMAN Sequel Could Be Far Away

A recent report stated that a potential Man of Steel 2 is being planned, but according to a new rumor, the project may still be somewhat far away.

By DanielKlissmman - Oct 18, 2022 08:10 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman
Source: KC Walsh

Note: This article contains spoilers for Black Adam

It's an exciting era for fans of Henry Cavill's Superman. The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that Warner Bros. is developing a Man of Steel 2 produced by Charles Roven, producer of DC films like The Dark Knight and Wonder Woman. The report comes hot on the heels of the confirmation that Henry Cavill is making his return as the Man of Tomorrow in Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson. 

The idea of a standalone Man of Steel sequel starring Cavill is undoubtedly exciting, but a new rumor claims that a Cavill-led Superman film may be a ways away. Sean O'Connell, managing editor for CinemaBlend, tweeted a tease about more information regarding the actor's future as Clark Kent.

In response to O'Connell's message, scooper KC Walsh stated that a proper Superman film is still in early stages, and that Cavill would be able to do nothing more than cameos for what they calculated to be a "year and a half," given his busy schedule: 

"The ['Man of Steel 2'] news today isn't as far along as we think, and Cavill can only do cameos for now and the foreseeable future as [he] is busy for the next year, year and a half, [and] can't do a full film."

Though that may sound disappointing, it's important to keep in mind it is a rumor. 

Rumor or not, though, it makes sense for Man of Steel 2 to possibly be a ways away. Not only due to Cavill's schedule, but also because of the extensive schedule that a superhero blockbuster entails. Per The Hollywood Reporter, a search for writers is underway, indicating that a script is not currently in place. So far, there seems to be no director or cast attached either.

Assuming production on this potential Man of Steel 2 is not accelerated, putting together all of those pieces could take months, perhaps even a year. After that, there is the filming portion, which typically begins a year or a little over a year before a film's release date. Taking all of those elements into consideration, as mentioned, it's understandable for Man of Steel 2 to be far away. 

On the other hand, however, according to THR, Warner Bros. has "an intense desire" to have Cavill back as Superman. As such, though it appears the movie won't hit theaters in a long time, there could be a possibility (however small it may be) of it being fast-tracked. 

The next entry in the DCEU, Black Adam, arrives in theaters on October 21, 2022. 

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WakandaTech - 10/17/2022, 10:00 PM

Son of Krypton
Forthas - 10/17/2022, 10:09 PM
I am sure the financial constraints make it uncertain when it would happen...BUT...It should be a priority and more moderately budgeted at around $175-185 Million.
ObserverIO - 10/18/2022, 5:58 AM
@Forthas - Take the '5's off and you've got a more accurate budget. $17-18 Million.

There's a reason the two films being greenlit right now are Joker 2 and Constantine 2.

WBD ain't got a Cavill to piss on or an MOS 2 to throw him out with.
TheHumanSpider2 - 10/18/2022, 8:50 AM
@Forthas - Superman movies are bound to be expensive.
Is the reason why they changed the tone of those movies after II, Lives got cancelled, and Returns and MoS were considered flops.
Forthas - 10/18/2022, 8:57 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 - MOS was a flop? What are you talking about?

I get that it is going to be expensive, but it does not have to be more than $200 million especially at the onset.
TheHumanSpider2 - 10/18/2022, 9:00 AM
@Forthas - Why do you think its sequel got turned into a Batman movie?

It made $660M on a $300M budget.
By comparision, Returns had a better BO ($400M on a $250M budget) considering it came out in 2006 when the genre wasnt nearly as big as it was in 2013, and still got rebooted.

Superman movies are expensive, is one of the reason why they are so afraid to make them.
TheHumanSpider2 - 10/18/2022, 9:03 AM
@Forthas - Add to that studio's expectation; Warner expected MoS to make Rises numbers ($1B), and BvS to make at the very least $2B.
smgmayhem - 10/17/2022, 10:21 PM
Man of Steel was my favorite of the DCEU. I was hoping they would start adapting more complex stories for his next films.
maxx - 10/17/2022, 10:53 PM
Good! more time for the scripts to be polished. If this is actually happening, let’s hope they take the time to do it right.
feedonatreefrog - 10/17/2022, 10:54 PM
Can they just recast and reboot already. Get the Daniels to direct. Do something crazy and fresh with Superman.

As much as Superman needed an overhaul back in 2013 to wash away the cheese of the past and let audiences know that Superman can really be taken seriously, I feel it needs another refresh to remind audiences that Superman isn't dull. Cavill, as much as I love to look at him in the suit, contributes to that dullness overall.
DanFlashesShirt - 10/17/2022, 11:31 PM
Wait did anyone think it was going to be sooner? They don’t even have a writer yet..
Godzilla2000Zer - 10/17/2022, 11:50 PM
Makes sense we don't have a writer or a director yet.
TheSuperMex - 10/18/2022, 12:00 AM
I’ll believe this when I see it.
Reeds2Much - 10/18/2022, 1:52 AM
SUPERMAN Sequel Could Be Far Away

Nine years and counting.
Reeds2Much - 10/18/2022, 1:53 AM
I do wonder how much time they'll invest in arguing over which version since Cavill was, you know, more fond of the Whedon version.
Doomsday8888 - 10/18/2022, 2:39 AM
Imagine if they hire Geoff Johns to pen the movie.

The f*cking Snyder-cult would seethe like there's no tomorrow hahaha!

Make it happen!
Doomsday8888 - 10/18/2022, 2:42 AM
Literally who was expecting a Superman movie in the next 2 years, lel?!

2025 sounds good to me tho.

And i'm gonna be in my 30s...F*CK!

Matter of fact, where are the X-...sigh, nvm...
Pukaskalel - 10/18/2022, 3:40 AM
@Doomsday8888 - I was 31 when man of steel came out. 40 now... maybe before I'm 50?!
DrReedRichards - 10/18/2022, 3:26 AM

emeraldtaurus - 10/18/2022, 4:14 AM
I have a funny feeling it'll be dxtended cameos here and there and more than likely a Justice League 2 with Superman front and centre.
ObserverIO - 10/18/2022, 6:03 AM
Zaslav needs to find a Feige before all these Skekses eat each other.
AmySabadini - 10/18/2022, 8:16 AM
@ObserverIO - Where’s 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 movie??
ShimmyShimmyYA - 10/18/2022, 8:21 AM
@ObserverIO - seems like the rock is taking the feige spot lol
heisei24 - 10/18/2022, 10:00 AM
@ObserverIO - The thing is, nobody wants to be their Feige
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