Recent reports have revealed that Warner Bros have officially started working on Man of Steel 2. Henry Cavill’s return as Superman has been a hot topic of discussion among DC fans. They even started hoping that with his cameo in Black Adam, the studio may also plan a sequel to the 2013 film. Leaked footage from Black Adam did confirm his cameo in the film. Recent reports have suggested that the studio is looking for writers to work on the script of Man of Steel 2.
For a long time, Dwayne Johnson has been hinting at Cavill’s cameo in his upcoming film. It was confirmed with the leaked footage from the movie that shows Cavill face-to-face with Black Adam. Reports also suggest that after Black Adam, the Witcher star will also have a cameo in The Flash.
Warner Bros Searching for Screenwriters For Man of Steel 2
According to recent reports, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and heads of Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, have been wanting to bring back Henry Cavill as Superman into the DC Extended Universe.
Now that the film is officially under development, the studio is searching for screenwriters for Man of Steel 2. Reports also suggest that Man of Steel 2 would effectively serve as a sequel to the 2013 film.
Mission Impossible writer/director Christopher McQuarrie could reportedly direct the movie, but neither the studio nor the director has confirmed the news yet.
DC Films President Turned Down the Idea for Henry Cavill’s Cameo in Black Adam
When plans related to Cavill’s cameo in Black Adam were introduced to the DC Films president Walter Hamada, he denied the whole concept. Several reports stated that the idea was introduced during the reshoots of Black Adam, however, Hamada did not want the cameo to happen.
Despite the president’s denial, Dwayne Johnson made it happen. The Rock suggested the idea to Warner Bros. Pictures heads, and they approved it. After which the Mission Impossible star filmed scenes for his cameo.
The filming reportedly took place in September 2022. As his cameo was confirmed, fans were certain that the actor would not return to the DCEU just for a cameo. Fans were sure that the Enola Holmes actor would soon be featured in Man of Steel 2 as Superman.
What Would Man of Steel 2 be Like?
It’s been almost 10 years since the release of Man of Steel. Since then, Henry Cavill appeared as Superman in two crossover movies, Batman vs Superman and Justice League. The studio did plan to continue with the character in Justice League 2 and Justice League 3, but these movies were canceled.
The recent updates have almost confirmed that the studio would not continue with Snyderverse, and now that Man of Steel 2 is confirmed, what would the story would be, and how Superman would appear on screen is still a big question.
Reports have suggested that the sequel would only be possible if it’s a soft reboot of Man of Steel. As DCEU is not planning to continue with Snyderverse, it is the only possibility for Man of Steel 2.
The film would be a reboot and would give Superman a fresh start. Reports suggest that Cavill’s return as Superman might even result in the studio approaching a new Justice League movie. However, the news is not confirmed yet.
Henry Cavill will have a cameo in the upcoming DC Film Black Adam. Black Adam is set to release on October 21, 2022.