A couple of days ago while doing press for his latest film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘, Director Matthew Vaughn confirmed he’s in talks to helm the next Superman film in the DCEU for Warner Brothers. Now in a new interview, he elaborates on what his take would be on the character if he indeed ends up getting the gig.
While speaking with Collider, the same page that broke the news back in March he was in talks for Man of Steel 2, Vaughn spoke about how his take on a Man of Steel 2 film would be.
- “Weirdly if I did do Superman—and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs)—I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman—I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern—I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”
I certainly agree with Vaughn here about how Superman is meant to be beacon of light and hope. ‘Man of Steel‘ took the origin of Superman in a darker route, and it was met with mixed reactions. I loved Zack Snyder’s grittier and realistic take on the character, but I’m ready for Kal-El to become the Superman we know and love.
I think Matthew is the right choice to get that accomplished, he’s already proved that he can tackle and excel in the superhero genre with ‘X-Men: First Class‘. That film is pretty light but it does tackle some darker themes very well. His latest film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘ looks like a lot of fun as well.