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Man of Steel 2: WB Execs Reportedly Kept Meddling After Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight Pitched the Story, Movie Ultimately Dropped

Man of Steel 2: WB Execs Reportedly Kept Meddling After Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight Pitched the Story, Movie Ultimately Dropped

Man Of Steel, the film that spearheaded the modern-day DC cinematic universe, is still widely regarded as one of the best iterations of the vintage caped crusader. This was also the film that launched Henry Cavill’s name into the roster of elites and premier superstars of the film industry. With so much riding on its back, it was a shame when the creator Zack Snyder had to leave the franchise and the company, leaving a legacy unfulfilled.

Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCU
Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCU

Fast forward a couple of years and the whole future of DC Films hangs in the balance with recently appointed CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, who are all set to present the draft of the DC universe to Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav. Amidst it all, the rumble of management had brought out a lot of information that was previously hidden from the public, which also consists of a proposal by Steven Knight of his perception for the sequel to the 2013 Superman film.

Peaky Blinders Creator Had A Vision For Man Of Steel 2!

Henry Cavill might not return in Man Of Steel 2
Henry Cavill might not return in Man Of Steel 2

With the return of Henry Cavill as Superman in the now-released Black Adam, it has been a jolly couple of weeks for the fans of the DCU, until recently, when the return of the superhero is under threat again. After Walter Hamada’s ext from Warner Bros. Discovery, CEO David Zaslav went on to appoint James Gunn and Peter Safran as the new heads of management for DC Films and were given the task to reimagine the entirety of the DCU from scratch.

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The news comes from various sources, which point to the fact that Steven Knight, the creator of BBC’s superhit show Peaky Blinders, was one of the potential candidates to helm the next Man Of Steel 2 with his original story for the sequel. It was said that Knight had also prepared the treatment for the film and had also presented it to the Warner Bros. executives, but the execution was halted as the officials didn’t feel the energy of the story.

So Knight had to sit at the drawing board again to make the changes from the notes that the officials had given him. The only issue was that he was too busy also writing the story for the upcoming season of Peaky Blinders at the time, and the film had to take a backseat because of that. But after the introduction of James Gunn and Peter Safran into the mix, the proposal by Knight had to be scrapped entirely, which had also put the plans for Man Of Steel 2 on hold indefinitely.

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What Will Become Of Man Of Steel 2?

Kingdom Come
Superman and the Justice League

The future of the film is still up for debate, which might eventually come to an end after Gunn and Safran propose their treatment of the future of the DCU. The halting of the Man Of Steel 2 project makes sense from a tactical standpoint as the superhero’s recent cameo in Black Adam was received with mixed reactions, most of them telling the oddity of the crusader’s appearance. Thus, it seems like James Gunn is being meticulous and keeping this down until he is sure what can be done.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Deepak Bisht

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