Matthew Vaughn Reveals Rejected Plans for Unorthodox ‘Man of Steel’ Reboot

The box office success of “Man of Steel” in 2013 inspired Warner Bros.’ plans for a cinematic universe featuring other DC Comics characters.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, it was followed by “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” in 2016, “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” in 2017, “Aquaman” in 2018, and “Shazam!” in 2019.

But after the relative box-office failure of “Justice League,” the studio seems to have abandoned an McU-style shared universe in favor of more director-led and character-driven installments — and both Ben Affleck, who played Batman, and Cavill himself have walked away from their roles.What’s remarkable is that there never was a “Man of Steel 2” but in a new interview “X-Men: First Class” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” director Matthew Vaughn reminds fans that he was being eyed by Warner Bros.

to direct that sequel around 2017.Speaking to Polygon, Vaughn shares his vision for a

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