Man of Steel 2 Now Officially in Development

With Suicide Squad being the latest in DC's release of (disappointing) films, a lot of attention has turned to the upcoming slate of films for the universe. While Suicide Squad wasn't the best (read our review here), it didn't sink the universe, and leaves plenty of open room for DC to expand and improve upon their mistakes. You can read all about how the film impacts the DC Cinematic Universe here. But attention has now turned to Man of Steel, which was the least controversial of the three releases (which is saying a lot, since the movie has a lot of fans up in arms). I really liked the film, and regardless of the sentiment surrounding the first, most fans are open to a sequel. However, a sequel has been off the table for a while, with no new information on its development. Now, that seems to have changed.

A report coming out of DC claims that Man of Steel 2 is officially in "active development", and has become a top priority for the studio. So why now? If you have not seen Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, then stop reading, because the remainder of the article will have spoilers for the movie. I don't think Man of Steel 2 was ever off the table. I think they always planned to do it, but if you announce a sequel to Man of Steel right after Superman (Henry Cavill) dies in Batman v. Superman, then it kind of trivializes the ending of the film. Sure, we all knew Superman wouldn't stay dead, but announcing Man of Steel 2 right after would make the ending of Batman v. Superman seem really, really stupid. So I think DC just waited until Batman v. Superman had passed before announcing this. Could it be that the movie was off the table and now it's back on? Yes, but I think my former theory sounds a lot more plausible.  But regardless, I am really excited to see a Man of Steel, and I'm very interested to see who will end up directing it. 

What do you think? Are you excited that Man of Steel 2 is in development? Did you like Man of Steel? Do you want to see a sequel? Did you catch Suicide Squad this past weekend? Did you like it? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate 
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