Right ahead of the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn has more on his plate. After wrapping production, he began working on yet another Kingsman project. But the more interesting subject is something he mentioned in passing. While he admitted to know knowing what would be immediately next for him, he mentioned that he’s “had chats about Superman.” This no doubt makes a lot of people pretty happy. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was not received with quite the praise Warner Bros was hoping for. Yet there was no reason to believe it didn’t take the place of a direct sequel. Not until now, that is.
This is especially interesting, given Vaughn’s history with the character. After the… debacle that was Superman Returns, Vaughn worked with Mark Millar to put together a pitch for another Superman movie. For the uninitiated, Mark Millar is the mind behind both the Kingsman, and Kick-Ass comics, among others. Vaughn, of course, directed the film adaptations of both, as well as X-Men: First Class. But one might be surprised to find Mark Millar’s name attached to that idea, considering his typically outlandish work. The interesting thing is that Millar actually has quite the affinity for the DC Universe, and Superman in particular.
One could argue that Millar’s best work comes about when he’s kept on a metaphorical leash. Much of his work for DC has been notably celebrated. In fact, he even won an Eisner Award for his work on Superman Adventures – the comic tie-in to Superman: The Animated Series. Could Millar also be involved in this project if things go through with Vaughn? Possibly. Even without him, the direction of the next film will be very different from the previous two, if Vaughn takes the helm. Vaughn is a fan of the character, by his own admission, which is always good to hear.
In the meantime, Kingsman: The Golden Circle releases September 22.