J.J. Abrams Is Rumoured To Direct Man of Steel 2

Bring on the lens flares, J.J. Abrams might be helming Man of Steel 2.

According to rumours on the net, the Star Trek and Star Wars director is high on the list of possible directors for Man of Steel 2. The director has a history with the character, seeing as he wrote and planned to direct the Superman: Flyby script in 2002. Could Warner be eyeing him to bring a more traditional approach to the character? Are they relooking at how they present the Man of Steel to audiences? Abrams would certainly be a different choice. While his works have had a darker, gritty and realistic tint, the stories are often more fun.

However, he is not the only one whose name is floating around cyberspace. Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is said to be up for Dwayne Johnson’s Shazam and George Miller is listed as directing a New Gods movie. Of course, the list doesn’t end there. We also have Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron, who is said to be in talks for the Green Lantern Corps movie and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins may be directing Justice League 2.

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Here is the full list of rumors (via Reddit):

• Top candidates to direct Man of Steel 2 are Doug Liman, J.J Abrams and Edgar Wright.

• Top candidates to direct Shazam are Sam Raimi and Shawn Levy.

• New Gods will be directed by George Miller.

• Alfonso Cuaron is on talks to direct Green Lantern Corps.

• Patty Jenkins might direct Justice League II.

• David Ayer will direct Suicide Squad 2.

• Warner Bros will be making casting and film announcements for their films in early September.

• Ocean Master will be in Aquaman but Black Manta will be the main villain. Ocean Master is being saved for a later film.

• Deathstroke will be in Suicide Squad 2.

• Multiple TV shows that connect to the DCEU have been discussed. Titans and Secret Six are the top candidates.

Rumored DC movie release dates list:

Wonder Woman- June 2nd, 2017
Justice League- November 17th, 2017
The Flash- April 13th, 2018
Aquaman- July 27th, 2018
Man of Steel 2- October 5th, 2018
Shazam- April 5th, 2019
Batman- June 14th, 2019
Suicide Squad 2- November 1st, 2019
New Gods- April 3rd, 2020
Green Lantern Corps- July 24th, 2020
Justice League II- October 2nd, 2020

We’re not sure how much truth there is to this. It’s a nice list, but it seems far-fetched to me.

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  1. psylocke

    Makes sense the release dates for Man of Steel and Batman.
    Superman will complete 80 years in 2018 and Batman will complete 80 years in 2019.

  2. I don’t care who directs it, as long as its a good director, what i do care is who would write, whoever has that job i hope he can write a good Superman characterization, kinda like what MoS did to him, it showed a very special look at a modern Superman, but then BvS came along and threw that in the trash.

  3. I find everything JJ Abrams touches turns to infantile gibberish best aimed at adolescents… His characters have little depth from Captain Kirk’s forgettable journey to self-discovery to Kylo Ren’s rendition of inner turmoil giving worst-ever Hayden Christensen’s version a run for its money…. BUT such self-indulgences are forgivable in those genres… Keep the strong, mature and character-driven theme going in its current guise and dont sellout to charlatans who dont understand the depth of what’s required for DC adaptations…

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