Matthew Vaughn has recently made a few comments regarding his potential involvement in a DC film for Warner Brothers, despite his Kingsman series moving right along into pre-production on a third instalment in the series.
For those who don’t know Vaughn made an impact back in 2004 with his first directing effort Layer Cake, and quickly followed it up with the popular films Stardust, and Kick-Ass before breathing new life into the X-Men series with X-Men: First Class.
When asked about the possibility of working on a new superhero film for in the Marvel or DC toy box Vaughn reportedly made the following comments:
I’m at that stage in my career where it’s quite important to me who I’m working with … 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 at least… if I do OK, it’ll probably be better.
It’s an interesting response but certainly rings true when you consider the point at which Vaughn stepped into the X-Men film series, and delivered a film that bucked the trend of the few that had come before it, with X-Men: First Class.
Though with that said, it’s also been reported that Vaughn commented further as follows:
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.
So with that second comment in mind, it all feels very tenuous at the moment, something could come together, but just as easily it may not. Adding some further context to these comments is the fact that Vaughn has previously been rumored to be in talks for a new Superman movie that would essentially be a follow-up to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Until something more formal is announced, we can only guess as to what project (if any) might emerge from these discussions, no doubt in the wake of the disappointing box office results for Justice League, Warner Bros will be carefully considering their next moves for this franchise before making many commitments.