How do you inject some, dare I say it, fun into the second Man of Steel? By adding a heaping helping of The Rock. Obviously! (I don’t believe this rumor, FWIW, but I’ll talk anything related to The Rock.)
Matthew Vaughn is a competent director. I don’t really feel either way about him possibly directing Man of Steel 2. Especially since most of my complaints regarding the DCU have very little to do with the directing (which may be saying something). Rather, my chief criticisms are more focused on the scripts.
You know, I’m just going to go ahead and be optimistic about the second Superman movie. You know, against all odds, I’m going to pretend that Geoff Johns’ presence in the DCU boardrooms means they’re going to *figure shit out* — and if I’m let down, I’m let down.
Never mind George Miller directing Man of Steel 2. If this rumor holds, the director of that film is the least of its concerns.
Back in the day, George Miller was supposed to direct Justice League. He didn’t, and the world was worse for it. Zack Snyder *did* direct Man of Steel, and the world was worse for it. The result was a DCU I don’t really give a fuck about. A DCU whose reputation (in my eyes) could be recuperated by George Miller helming Man of Steel 2. I mean — can you fucking imagine? OH WHAT A DAY. (There are other reports that cast doubts on this rumor — but let’s just imagine it happening. I mean fuck, somewhat in the Multiverse it’s hapepning. Let us go there, if not here.)
Get it! ‘Cause they’re cramming every single fucking character from the DCU into this movie for some unexplainable reason? It’s the dawn! Of Justice! League! Wait. No, no, no. It ain’t the Justice League flick. Wink. But I mean…if they’re rushing everything so much, why not just acknowledge it and title the movie fittingly. Justice League: Everybody In The Kiddie Pool Except Superman and Batman Because They’re Too *Sad* To Change Into Their Trunks. I like my title.
This is a hyper NO DUH x AH DAMMIT x EH? combo. We all knew that Justice League was coming, officially. Even if Batman vs. Superman featuring Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and Everyone Else seems like Justice League, unofficially. We sort of figured that Zack Snyder would direct. Now both are confirmed, but the already circuitous route to Justice League seems even more confusing. At least to me. I am admittedly dumb.
Okay, yeah. You can call it whatever you want. Man of Douche 2. Batman vs. Superman. World’s Finest. I’m calling it – at best – Justice League. Or I’m calling it – at worst – Snyder and Goyer have no idea how to build a Universe.
Zack Snyder’s back, having opinions, insights and such. The Poor Man’s Joss Whedon has recently opened up about the fan reactions to the casting of Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, and a whole litany of other things. Most interesting is his TOTALLY GNARLY TAKE on the DCU, noting that Batman vs. Superman LITERALLY (he loves that word) EXPLODES THE COMICS UNIVERSES. BOOM.
Jesse Eisenberg is going to be playing Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. This is sort of neat because casting that dude significantly calms down any sort of interest I had in the project and Universe. Temper my expectations. Can’t stand the guy. Strikes me as pretentious. Whatever. And this news is particularly hilarious since he shat on big budget tent pole movies a couple of years ago.
Oh! And Jeremy Irons.