Renowned director Matthew Vaughn expresses his keen interest in bringing back Henry Cavill as Superman for a fresh superhero venture. The dynamic duo previously collaborated in the DC Universe’s Man of Steel, but now Vaughn envisions Cavill donning the iconic cape in a different type of superhero movie.
Matthew Vaughn is interested in a ‘SUPERMAN: RED SON’ adaption with Henry Cavill back as Superman.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 31, 2024
Vaughn’s vision includes a potential adaptation of the popular Superman comic storyline, Red Son. In an interview with BroBible’s Post Credit Podcast, the acclaimed director shared his enthusiasm for tackling this Elseworlds story, highlighting its cleverness and relevance in the current world context. Vaughn didn’t stop there; he went on to express his desire to cast Henry Cavill as Superman in this unique cinematic journey.
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The Elseworlds concept allows for a departure from the established DC Universe, offering Cavill a chance to portray Superman in a distinctive narrative. Vaughn’s proposal of a Superman: Red Son movie has ignited excitement among fans, envisioning a captivating exploration of one of the most significant Elseworlds comics.
The idea of a Superman: Red Son movie gains significance as it would not conflict with Gunn’s vision for David Corenswet’s Superman in Superman: Legacy. This approach allows for distinct storylines within the broader DC Universe, potentially opening avenues for Cavill’s Superman to have a showdown with Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, providing a fitting sendoff to Cavill’s era.
Furthermore, Vaughn also expressed interest in directing actress Milly Alcock in a Supergirl movie, praising her talent and expressing curiosity about the film’s development.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. plans to release Superman: Legacy in theaters on July 11, 2025. The release date for Supergirl: World of Tomorrow is yet to be announced.
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