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“I just thought it was a mistake”: Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn Felt Zack Snyder Wasted Henry Cavill With His Dark Vision, Believes He Deserved to Become a ‘Colorful’ Superman Directed by Him

"I just thought it was a mistake": Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn Felt Zack Snyder Wasted Henry Cavill With His Dark Vision, Believes He Deserved to Become a 'Colorful' Superman Directed by Him

After making his debut as Superman in the 2013 film Man of Steel, Henry Cavill won over millions of DC fans. One of these people also included the Kingsman director, Matthew Vaughn. The English filmmaker, who has worked on several superhero films, talked about where Zack Snyder went wrong with Cavill’s Superman. He believes that his vision for the Kryptonian superhero would have been much better than Zack Snyder’s dark version in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)

During his interview with The Wrap, Vaughn suggested what Snyder could do right, as he called the 2016 Snyderverse film a mistake and shared his vision for a sequel to the 2013 Henry Cavill feature.

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Matthew Vaughn Points Out Zack Snyder’s Mistake

Matthew Vaughn has always wanted to work on a Superman film. While promoting his 2021 film The King’s Man, Vaughn shared that he could have made a great Superman movie with Henry Cavill, but he never got the opportunity. He also pointed out the fault in Zack Snyder’s DCEU as he said that having Batman and Superman together in a film was a “mistake.”

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

“I just thought it was a mistake putting the Batman vibe into the Superman world,” he said. The Argylle director shared that he did not find the crossover between Batman and Superman “relatable in any way.”

He said, “I just think they’re two separate, they’re just not relatable in any way, in my mind. It should be fun.” The director said that he loves Superman, and also shared that Superman should have been portrayed the way it usually is instead of focusing on the dark side of the DC Superhero.

Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn also shared his own ideas about a Man of Steel sequel, which he never got a chance to do. He also shared that he has always wanted to work with the Justice League star.

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Matthew Vaughn Pitched a Superman Movie

Matthew Vaughn worked with Henry Cavill in the upcoming spy-thriller, Argylle. The film follows a spy who is suffering from amnesia and plans revenge against the organization he worked for after gaining back his memory. The film is expected to release this year. However, the Layer Cake director also wanted to work with Cavill in a Superman film.

Henry Cavill in Argylle
Argylle (2023)

During his interview with The Wrap, he shared that he has always wanted to work on a Superman film. He also said that he pitched his own idea for a Superman film before Warner Bros. went ahead with the 2013 film, Man of Steel. 

Matthew Vaughn said that he was desperate to do a Superman movie, and after working with the Argylle star, he was keen to make a “colorful, fun Superman movie” with him. The Stardust director also claimed that he and Cavill would “make a great Superman movie” if they were given the opportunity. But things did not work out the way they planned them to.

Argylle director Matthew Vaughn
Argylle director Matthew Vaughn

After the 2017 film Justice League was deemed a flop, the studio put a pause on Superman-related projects, before introducing James Gunn and Peter Safran as the new co-CEO of DC Studios. Fans who were hoping to get Cavill back as Superman followed by his cameo in Black Adam were devastated after the Mission Impossible star announced his departure from DC.

Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming spy thriller, Argylle featuring Henry Cavill is expected to release in 2023.

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Source: The Wrap

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.