Matthew Vaughn Has Been Talking To DC About Multiple Film Projects and He Wants To Save in The DC Universe
We've already heard that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman, Kick-Ass) has been in talks with Warner Bros. to possibly helm Man of Steel 2. Now in a recent interview with IGN, we've learned he's actually talking with them about multiple projects, and he wants to come in while the DC franchise is down so that he can save it. He explained:
"I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be… if I do OK, it’ll probably be better."
That's definitly an interesting perspective on things. He went on to talk about reinventing the X-Men franchise as an example:
"So when I did X-Men there was, you know, a pretty low bar — X-Men 3, no offense, was not a fantastic piece of work. It’s much more fun saving and reinventing something — I’d be more intimidated trying to do a new Guardians [of the Galaxy], for example."
Unfortunately, Bryan Singer came back and took it back into a downward spiral. Vaughn then offered some insight into what he would do with Batman if he had the opportunity, saying:
"If I was going to do Batman, there’s no point doing the Dark Knight, because it’s been done to perfection — if I was doing Batman, I’d go ‘Christ, let’s bring out the Adam West version,' I’m not interested in copying somebody else’s take on the genre. I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing next and I feel like flexing a muscle which I haven’t used before. And I’ve filmed quite a few superhero movies."
As of right now, Matt Reeves is set to direct the next Batman film and I hope that doesn't change. I'm really curious to know what other DC films Matthew Vaughn is looking to direct for Warner Bros. If he continues to have talks with them, it seems like one day we'll get some kind of announcement regarding him directing a DC Film and I do hope that film is Man of Steel 2.
Would you want to see the director jump on board and save the DC movie universe?