Kingsman's Matthew Vaughn Confirms Man of Steel 2 Talks

Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn has confirmed a months-old report that he's met with Warner Bros. about the sequel to 2013's Man of Steel.

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While speaking with HeyUGuys about his plans after The Golden Circle, Vaughn acknowledged that he's begun preliminary work on a third Kingsman film, and then added, "I don’t know what I’m going to do next, but I have had chats about Superman. I love Superman."

Although it had been widely assumed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had taken the place of a direct sequel to Man of Steel, Henry Cavill's agent revealed a year ago that the project is still in development. That was confirmed by Lois Lane actress Amy Adams.

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. However, there had been no confirmation of that until now.

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The filmmaker revealed in 2010 that he had a "brief chat" with Warner Bros. about a Superman pitch he put together with comics writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) two years earlier in the wake of Superman Returns. The studio, of course, ultimately went with what became Man of Steel, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer.

Opening Sept. 22, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.

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