DC is suffering. This is an understatement. Whilst it’s doing well financially, critically things could be so much better. Batman V Superman was almost universally panned by the critics, and the fans mostly hated it too. Suicide Squad has garnered similar results, with slightly less hatred than Dawn of Justice. The reason these movies made so much money is purely to do with hype and marketing. Even Man of Steel, the film that was aimed at reclaiming the comic book movie crown for DC, wasn’t really that loved despite to broad appeal of such a major character who has arguably never had a good film made about him. Then again it was directed by Zack Snyder. So it comes as quite a surprise that a Man of Steel sequel has just got the green light from Warner Bros.
DC have plenty of films in the pipeline to carry its Justice League plans and the DCEU including solo films for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman plus the two part Justice League movies which are out in 2017 and 2019 respectively. There has been an announcement of two more untitled films DC films, with pencilled in released dates of October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019. No word at all on what these are yet. So Chances are the Man of Steel sequel won’t be out for quite some time. But it’s welcome news to fanboys who were disappointed not to see another solo film for Superman. Fingers crossed they get it right this time. Whilst I was a fan of Man of Steel and this is the best Superman we’ve ever had, there was always something lacking. His ability to fly doesn’t mean that he’s going places.
Keep. It. Reel.