Reportedly, Man of Steel 2 doesn't have a script in place, which suggests its release could be much farther away than initially thought.
Producer Charles Roven has reportedly told ABC News that the Man of Steel sequel doesn't have a script -- yet -- rather, "various story ideas" are being considered at this time.
In August, a report emerged that Warner Bros. had put Man of Steel 2 into active development, an assertion confirmed mere weeks later by Henry Cavill’s agent Dany Garcia. Warner Bros. has staked out release dates in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for undisclosed “event” films, any one of which could belong to the sequel.
Matthew Vaughn, whose credits include X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, was reported in March to be in talks to director Man of Steel 2. He confirmed those reports in September.
The release date for Man of Steel 2 is currently unknown. Superman is set to appear in the upcoming Justice League film, which opens Nov. 17, and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.