Amid news that DC has new Guardians in James Gunn and Peter Safran, there’s also been an update on the next Superman movie. According to a report in Variety (opens in a new tab)DC is currently seeking writers’ proposals for the sequel to Man of Steel, produced by Chuck Roven.
Henry Cavill has confirmed he’s reprising the role after an appearance in the Black Adam post-credits scene. He starred alongside lead character Dwayne Johnson as the couple teased that an epic fight was brewing between the superheroes.
Addressing his comeback, Cavill then posted a video to Instagram with a new look at him in the Superman costume. “I wanted to make it official that I’m back as Superman,” he said. “And the image you see on this post and what you saw in Black Adam is just a tiny little taste of things to come. So there’s a lot to be grateful for, and I I’ll get back to it in time, but I wanted to thank you guys most of all. Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. I promise you it will be rewarded.”
There have not yet been further details on the writers who submitted pitches. But a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter suggested that Mission: Impossible’s Christopher McQuarrie (opens in a new tab) was on the wishlist for DC. However, given how busy he is with this franchise, the publication noted that it’s unclear if this is on the table.
We also don’t know how Man of Steel 2 relates to the other two Superman projects currently underway. The first is the JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates movie that would star a Black Superman and span decades. Although Cavill’s return seems to contradict this, it’s possible the movie will continue but be set in an alternate universe to the DCEU, like Joker and The Batman.
There’s also an HBO Max show from Michael B. Jordan, based on the character of Val-Zod. However, the last update on this came back at the end of 2021, so it’s also unclear how this is progressing.
For more on DC, check out our guide to Black Adam’s ending explained as well as how to watch the DC movies in order.