According to an exclusive given by TheWrap, it appears that Warner Bros. is jumping full speed ahead into developing a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel. Not much is currently known about the sequel, except that it will probably be released after the current DC
lineup is released in theaters. Considering the lineup that TheWrap has listed, this Man of Steel sequel will be a long time coming then:
The “Man of Steel” sequel is a long way from getting a release date. ‘”Wonder Woman” is slated for June 2, 2017, followed by “Justice League” on Nov. 17, 2017. “Aquaman” is currently slated for July 27, 2018. A standalone “Batman” film does not yet have a date, but will likely come before the Superman sequel, the person familiar with the project said. Warner Bros. has two untitled DC films to be released on Oct. 5, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019, but hasn’t said what they will be.
Considering all the flack that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice received this summer from critics, influencing the overall amount taken in by the film, Warner Bros. is making a bit of a ballsy move right now by approving the sequel. I say this while also taking into consideration Warner Bros. recent release Suicide Squad’s reported re-writes, re-shoots, and very dismal reviews. Although the film broke August box office records this weekend, it still has a lot of ground to make up in order for Warner Bros. to break even. If Justice League and the upcoming Wonder Woman film are met with poor reviews and struggle at the box office, the Man of Steel sequel would be a poor investment.
Here’s hoping that they hire better writers for this sequel and keep the marketing team they employed for Suicide Squad. Good writing with a culturally loved icon like Superman will help out at the box office.