Rumour: Could Man Of Steel 2 arrive as soon as 2014?

The latest report suggests so

Man Of Steel’s stonking opening weekend (which zoomed past box-office records for June) would have made a sequel seem like a certainty, but it sounds like Man Of Steel 2 could be landing even sooner than we'd have expected.

In a report in The Wall Street Journal, Warner Bros’ president of domestic distribution, Dan Fellman, said of Man Of Steel’s success, “It’s more than a franchise for us, it really opens up the door to do combinations of the DC Comics characters. We can build them up like Marvel did and benefit from the history of DC.”

So while that sounds intriguingly like the Justice League movie (or a World’s Finest precursor) is a very serious proposition, The Wall Street Journal went on to say that Man Of Steel 2 is expected to be fast-tracked for a 2014 release date, according to “knowledgeable people close to the studio”.

While we’re keen to see where the franchise will head, a 2014 release date sounds particularly ambitious, given the amount of pre- and post-production time a blockbuster of this magnitude requires. But, given that the cast, crew and character origins are now firmly established, perhaps a late 2014 opening is feasible.

Expect to hear more about Man Of Steel 2 sooner rather than later.

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Comments

    • SiMan

      Jun 18th 2013, 13:17

      That seems like a heck of a turnaround for a film of this scale. You'd have to assume that they have a story in place already for any potential sequel. Just hope they can bring in Bale's Batman somehow (and erase the end of TDKR - maybe have Superman fly around the world really, really fast to trun back time)

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    • ilikescifi

      Jun 18th 2013, 14:10

      im skeptic but it could mean a smaller story, something neater, preparing for something bigger...as for Batman they should dump Bale for good and get Vin Diesel

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    • Chufferstud

      Jun 18th 2013, 14:55

      Please say it's Nuclear Man as the main villian, please!

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 18th 2013, 15:35

      Doubt it happens this quick, not unless they plan to go into production this year.

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    • kylejohnson

      Jun 18th 2013, 15:48

      This makes me nervous, A film like that with that scale they should not rush they dont need to. Give it 2015 date and take your time make it good. Mixing it with Bale Batman not a good idea that story has ended they can maybe get JGL to play batman and take up the helm or reboot batman but I dont see Bale returning for more Batman films

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    • mattburgess

      Jun 18th 2013, 16:31

      I'd be very happy for JGL to return as Batman in a JL film. Lots of opportunity for character development, originality, does he feel he can live up to the legend, and you couldn't guarantee that he would survive the film/trilogy. Otherwise, I'd much prefer a rebooted Batman to seeing Bale's Batman, but we've seen it all before...

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 18th 2013, 17:03

      I really don't want to see anyone else play Batman for a long, long time Bale was perfect. The thought of Armie Hammer being Warner Bros favorite choice for a new Batman makes me want to cry.

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    • dojj singh

      Jun 18th 2013, 17:16

      gordon/robin is ripe for a rebooted reboot of a trilogy in a few years time, simple fix but if you want to do a crossover you would have to include gareth bale as bats in a justice league spin off cross pollination of characters should only come as a 30 second cameo, otherwise you would have to have a split film and no, don't go doing a film where bats and supes try to resolve a problem from both perspectives, because batman wins (because he has a kryptonite ring to stop supes because supes knows bats is the only one who can stop him if he goes rogue) so theres the film

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    • anant

      Jun 18th 2013, 17:23

      is anyone sick of all the superhero movies that are coming out nowadays??? my patience has been decreasing ever since avengers and tdkr was my limit. i hated the third iron man and hated man of steel as well. leave bale and nolan's batman out of this. he is the only respectable actor and that is the only respectable franchise in superhero history. isnt rdj at his age sick of these movies now? he shouldnt sign up for IM4, rather there shouldnt be an IM4 and rdj should give up iron man after avengers 2. it has been fun but the studios dont know where to stop. new spider man with the same back story and now the same villains as well? new norman osborn?new harry? what is the limit? new batman just to fight aliens?because nolans wouldn't fight them?

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 18th 2013, 18:07

      Nope. The more the merrier.

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    • vinnym1980

      Jun 18th 2013, 18:33

      who cares how many super hero films they bring out, even if it was one a week don't go if you don't like em.

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    • spid2411

      Jun 18th 2013, 20:51

      anant...your spot on. The Dark Knight movies were brilliant because they were made by an intelligent man for intelligent people, not brain dead f**k wits who throw popcorn around when Iron Man blows some s**t up in his oh so cool suit. The Marvel stuff is TERRIBLE - they just churn this rubbish out and laugh all the way to the bank. I had high hopes for Man of Steel but it stank of studio involvement as they quite clearly want to get the Avengers crowd into it. Why? Because it made 1.5 billion dollars. And that shows you just how greed has taken over - all that matters is making as much money as possible. Warners made 1.1 billion from TDKR but clearly that is somehow not enough so they want to batter out a Man of Steel sequel so they can make this stupid Justice League movie, introducing a new (and c**p) take on Batman that I bet takes it back to the camp b******t off the 90's. I will not bother with any of it anymore - love the way Total Film keeps giving all this trash 4 stars too. Wonder why..

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    • Andy85

      Jun 18th 2013, 21:36

      Spid2411 - What a shallow, ridiculous comment. Of course they are doing it for money, they don't make these films for love. The film industry is a huge money wheel and the more money they make the better because we get awesome films like MOS and The Avengers. TDKR was a great film which made a lot of money but then like everyone else, they want to make more money so they make more films... am I missing your objective logic here???? Fair enough you are not a fan of anything other than TDKR for some strange pointless reason but you can't discredit other franchises just because you don't like them, don't forget it was a studio that funded $230,000,000 dollars it took to make your beloved Batman. @Anant - you are clearly in the minority, why on Gods green earth would anyone be getting sick of morally rightous bad asses with amazing abilities that everyone wishes they had halting the evil no gooders. All these heroes are metaphors of our imaginery selves and take us to a place we wish to be. Bring em on. @the feature, 2014 is far too soon, take your time and build us up like you did with the first one, the tease is the best bit ;p

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Jun 18th 2013, 22:51

      @anant - As everyone else is jumping down your throat, I'll back you up a bit. I liked Iron Man 3 a lot and have enjoyed many of the superhero films made over the past decade or so, but yes, it is getting a bit much. It's easy to say "if you don't like them, don't watch them," but if you enjoy big budget escapism yet are tired of superheroes, there isn't much alternative. That's all that's being made at the moment, pretty much. There's Pacific Rim on the horizon, so we'll just have to hope it's great and that it inspires the studio to take risks on original properties for their tentpole movies, instead of endless adaptations and sequels, remakes, reboots, etc.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Jun 18th 2013, 22:54

      On another note, I can't see them getting another one of these in cinemas next year, unless they're being coy and the script is already finished with a start date for shooting only a month or so down the line. Anything that keeps that lunk-headed tool Snyder tied up and away from Star Wars for the foreseeable future is fine with me, anyway. Keep churning out Superman and Justice League movies every year for the next decade, Zacky baby.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 19th 2013, 0:15

      Too soon. Surely theres enough money and talent to put together a decent Wonder Woman movie, or even a Green Lantern reboot.

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    • anant

      Jun 19th 2013, 5:54

      you misunderstand me people. i am not against the superhero genre, excellent point about superheros being metaphors of our imaginary selves. not even against popcorn entertainers or blockbusters. all i am saying that the studios are churning out bad to worse and worse to worst superhero movies just in order to outbid the other. surely everyone agrees with me that the superhero movies are getting increasingly bad with each film. surely the IM3 nicely sucker punched it audience in the first half of the movie, but can anyone deny that the movie went downhill after that because of the lack of a proper villain? and spiderman? did we need another spiderman so soon? was it so much superior to raimi's version or even much different? i personally say no. another batman? singer trying to sabotage avengers 2 by using quicksilver. my point is if you dont have anything new to show, stop making drivel just to keep the franchise alive. heck i would prefer a chronicle just to see something new and okay or how about fast 6? that was good mindless big budget entertainment. just stop boring us that is all

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    • batt101

      Jun 19th 2013, 7:09

      Stinks of greed and after seeing Man of Steel I couldnt care less. Two very disapointing comic book movies so far this year, lets hope the mighty Thor delivers!!

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    • ilikescifi

      Jun 19th 2013, 12:42

      have any of y'all tried lowering your expectations, or going to see the movies really stoned? i find that helps.

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    • SiMan

      Jun 19th 2013, 13:39

      I do love the fact these kind of heated debates on the comments sections on the little indie, woody allen-type movies. Just at least shows that these types of films do stir up opinions either way.

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    • tanindunn

      Jun 19th 2013, 20:53

      It does seem fast for a sequel, but I would bet they have already been working on the pre-production for a while now considering WB has had a lot of confidence in this film and would like to move forward with DC universe. Goyer can write a really decent script in a matter of weeks, he did with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. As far as this JGL talk for Batman...seriously? Bruce Wayne is Batman in the Justice League, no one else. Armie Hammer is the guy for this, since he has been cast as Batman for a previous JL movie.

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