Director Matthew Vaughn Says He Wants to Do a Modern Version of Richard Donner's SUPERMAN
It was recently confirmed that Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn has talked with Warner Bros. about the possibility of directing Man of Steel 2. I'd love to see him take on the sequel, but at this point, anyone could end up in the director's chair.
If Vaughn did end up directing Man of Steel 2, what type of Superman movie could we expect from him? In a recent interview with Collider, he opened up about it, explaining that he would like to make a modern-day version of Richard Donner's classic film. He explains:
“Weirdly if I did do Superman—and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs)—I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman—I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern—I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”
I think Bryan Singer did a pretty decent job of doing a modern-day version of Donner's Superman. But, I do think that Vaughn's version would be different enough to set it apart. It sounds like he just wants to make a colorful, feel-good, heroic film, which are the core elements of Donner's films. To see that brought to life in Vaughn's signature wild filmmaking style is pretty exciting to think about and I'd love to see how exactly his vision for a Superman film would turn out.
What do you think about Vaughn's vision for a Superman film? Would you like to see him take on the challenge of directing Man of Steel 2?