Superman will cross the skies of Metropolis again with the face of Henry Cavill. This news was spread in an extensive report Hollywood Reporter including details of an apparent DC revival. The new management of Warner Bros Discovery seems to have decided to return to the path of expanding the world of publishing characters.. And to do this, moreover, from the perception of travel through some of its most popular stories. Which includes, of course, not only the return of the last son of Krypton, but also a number of projects related to other heroes of the house.
Always according to THR, the new Superman story will be a late sequel Man of Steel. However, there are a few details about the plot or story that I would like to delve into. At this point, with no writers or director, the only thing that is clear is that the production is in its early stages and is looking for talent behind the camera. But the fact is that the hero in the red cape will again become part of major Warner Bros. projects in the near future.
This is good news after a significant hiatus in the DC Extended Universe. After failures, individual projects not affecting the main schedule, and failed experiments, the franchise’s future prospects were uncertain. But the premiere Black Adam, Jaume Collet-Serra, and the expectations surrounding the character played by Dwayne Johnson seem to have sped up some decisions. In particular, those that make it clear that the new research director’s interest is focused on the possibility of restoring DC’s proposal from its foundations..
Long-awaited DC revival
Indeed, the prospect of a successful film starring Johnson prompted a number of strategic moves at Warner Bros. discovery. According to THR sources, the star’s persistence in Cavill’s return was pivotal in changing the direction of the superhero franchise.
After DC Films director Walter Hamada turned down Johnson’s offer to include Superman in Black Adam— decided to insist the actor. And he spoke directly to studio executives Michael De Luca and Pam Abdi. The possibility of the return of the central character of the franchise in the film, which is already considered a future success, allowed for a number of new negotiations. In fact, Cavill reportedly filmed a small scene for Johnson’s film in September in what was considered his official return to Warner Bros.
In the midst of what seems to be a shake-up at all levels of DC’s projects for Warner, there’s also news of a production directed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In this case it would be presentation of black Superman with J.J. Abrams as producer. This is a small and independent project, not connected to the main timeline. But it will, nevertheless, expand the context associated with the hero of Krypton.
More heroes for the new stage
On the other hand, Matt Reeves is working on a sequel Batmanseries Penguin and various projects related to the universe of the hero Gotham. According to THR, there could be a whole series spin off villain-related stories Cloak Crusader. From Scarecrow to Clayface and Professor Pyg. Reeves is currently working on early production for several character storylines that could be included in future Batman films.
In its turn, James Gunn given green light to direct film, still unnamed and the details of which are kept secret. But, according to media reports, it will be part of the DC Extended Universe and with one of its main characters in the story. Director and producer Peter Safran is already finalizing the details of the upcoming mystery film. However, Gunn must film the series’ second season first. pacemakerone of the big recent successes that could predate DC’s renaissance.
Finally, Warner Bros. Discovery would order continuation script Flash. The project will be high on the studio’s priority list despite Ezra Miller’s challenges and the uncertain future of his film. There is even news about Return of Patty Jenkins to the director’s chair of the third part amazing woman. Which would open up the possibility of a more than likely return of the Justice League in the medium to long term.
Is this the ultimate DC revival? It is still too early to discuss this issue. But for now, Warner Bros. Discovery seems to be serious about rebuilding the world of superheroes after its toughest moments. Which is always good news.