Man of Steel 2

Man of Steel 2

The DC Cinematic Universe is several films in with more on the way however unlike the competition the approach taken has not been to begin with the setup of multiple franchises running in parallel.Opening with Man of Steel, the DCCU moved right along to escalate their setting with Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, while Wonder Woman and Justice League are right around the corner.

Now it’s being reported that the film which started this setting off, Man of Steel now has a direct sequel in active development. Supposedly Man of Steel 2 is a high priority for the studio, though it isn’t likely to see a release date before late 2018.

Whether this means other direct sequels to films in the DC Cinematic Universe are more likely we’ll have to wait and see, the other major release expected of course is a solo Batman film, however details on that project are also relatively scarce at this stage.

While not unexpected, it is a slight change in tact for the series. By escalating so quickly to a Justice League event film, no doubt they are always thinking of franchise longevity and how to retain audience interest following the big team up event of next year.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.