Warner Bros. Already Looking for a Screenwriter for MAN OF STEEL Sequel?

     November 15, 2011


File this one under rumor for now, but apparently Warner Bros. is happy with what they’re seeing from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and is already on the hunt for a screenwriter to tackle a sequel. Think McFly Think (via The Film Stage) reports that WB has put together wishlist of scribes that includes Steve Kloves (all the Harry Potter movies except Order of the Phoenix), Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark). While it wouldn’t at all be surprising that WB is getting a move on with a sequel (they’re contractually obligated to keep making Superman movies lest they lose the character rights), the report at this time is unfounded.

We’ve yet to see even a teaser trailer from Man of Steel and they’ve only released one official image thus far, so we’re pretty in the dark on the pic. We know that Christopher Nolan shepherded the film into production with a script by David S. Goyer, and we’ve got Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Supes. I like Michael Shannon as General Zod, and the rest of the cast filled out nicely (Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, etc.) so I’m hoping for the best. Man of Steel opens June 14th, 2013.

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  • Liam_H

    Its basically standard procedure now for potential franchises to be working on a sequel well in advance. Its to the point of non-news.

  • Strong Enough

    We know that Christopher Nolan shepherded the film into production with a script by David S. Goyer,

    ^ wait screenwriters can just write about copyrighted superheros just like that? So i can write a script about batman visiting Joker on his deathbed and him telling Batman of his origins and how he became psycho and give it to a producer to make a movie? oh yeaaaaa

  • Mark

    “They’re contractually obligated to keep making Superman movies less they lose the character rights”

    I think you mean “lest” not “less”. Fix it up and then delete my comment.

    • vxx

      Speaking of which, who would they lose the character rights to? I thought WB owned DC Comics… ?

      • Mr.Rich316

        The character rights revert back to the estates of Superman’s creators. Then they have the right to legally make their own Superman movies , comics, tv programs, t-shirts, anything they want. I believe they only get the rights to the original characters that their predecessors created. All the spin-off characters,and most of (if not all of) the rogues gallery would not be included. Could be just what Superman needs. There hasn’t been any great storytelling in a Superman Film since Superman II. Here’s hoping for a great movie.

  • Jay

    They did this with Green Lantern, look how that turned out

  • Brutus

    Yeah, this is what Warner Brothers does. It is absolute no-news.

  • Kimberley Walsh

    There are many Superman villains that weren’t included in the previous films which they can utilise in future sequels and give us new stories while leaving out the overused Lex Luthor.

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  • Pi

    JONAH NOLAN! let him write from scratch or do a “TDK” where someone comes up with a great story, then let someone write the screenplay.

    don’t hire Jonah Nolan again just to rewrite. he can’t save a doomed script. Terminator Salvation anyone?