Warner Bros. will continue to ride on the monetary success of Suicide Squad with the production of another DC Comics film. According to The Wrap, the distribution company is going into active development for the Man of Steel sequel.
The site got word of the information from a person familiar with the project, but Warner Bros. has yet to confirm the news. Despite critics' reviews leaning toward the negative side (is this a trend with DC films?), the move would make sense as Man of Steel grossed over $668 million worldwide.
The 2013 movie, directed by Zack Snyder and co-produced with the Dark Knight trilogy mastermind Christopher Nolan, was a retelling of Superman's classic origin story. Henry Cavill, who also plays the titular character in last March's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, will star in 2017’s Justice League.
DC Comics adaptations haven't been receiving the best reviews lately, as seen with Suicide Squad. It was torn apart by critics, yet still managed to break the August single box office weekend record.
Warner Bros. naturally still has more DC projects in the works: Wonder Woman (June 2, 2017), Justice League: Part One (Nov. 17, 2017), The Flash (March 16, 2018), Aquaman (July 27, 2018) and Justice League: Part Two (June 14, 2019).
As we anticipate more Man of Steel sequel details, watch our chat with cosplayers at last year's New York Comic-Con below: