Fans who are still waiting for the sequel of ‘Man of Steel’ don’t know that it’s already there – Henry Cavill’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
Those eager for ‘Man of Steel 2’, need not wait anymore! ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, the 2016 movie starring Henry Cavill is technically a sequel to Superman. Zack Snyder rebooted the Superman franchise for modern times by making ‘Man of Steel’. It was an attempt by Warner Bros to beat Disney’s ever-growing MCU. No one could do it better than Superman, the hero that began the DC Universe.
- ‘Batman V Superman’ directly follows the events of ‘Man of Steel’
- Batman and Lex Luthor: The logical ‘Man of Steel’ villains
- Why no more ‘Man of Steel’ movie with Henry Cavill?
While there is immense demand to see a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel with Henry Cavill as Superman, Warner Bros is unsure about Cavill’s future with the character. They have been quiet on what they want to do with Superman on the big screen. Nonetheless, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is already a direct ‘Man of Steel’ sequel and here is how and why.
‘Batman V Superman’ directly follows the events of ‘Man of Steel’
‘Man of Steel’ saw Clark making himself public to the world by becoming Superman. Enemies of Krypton made it to Earth, as Clark emerged because General Zod was going after Kal-El. Superman had to take on the last survivors of his homeworld, even though Clark had barely been in the suit by the time they fought. That invasion saw many reactions coming from the world’s citizens, particularly for the ones who lost their lives that day during the war.
‘Batman v Superman’ followed the events from there and showcased humans and their various reactions to Superman, and address these reactions head-on.
‘Batman v Superman’ essentially is a reaction to Superman’s public arrival as a hero of Earth. The big reason why this is technically a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel is that the film ‘Batman v Superman’ addressed the issues raised in the debut movie and how the entry of Superman changed the world.
Batman and Lex Luthor: The logical ‘Man of Steel’ villains
There were several options for who could be the main antagonist of ‘Batman v Superman’ since Superman has a big gallery of rogues. Given how impactful Superman’s debut was for society, Lex Luthor was one of the most justified enemies to be present in the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up. Although Bruce Wayne is Clark’s most famous teammates, the Dark Knight was shown as a villain in ‘Batman v Superman’. Later, they resolved their differences and teamed up as the world’s finest.
Luthor and Wayne disliked Superman and considered him a potential threat. It was Bruce who eventually evolved into seeing the human side of Clark Kent. While Lex Luthor as perhaps his greatest opponent, Batman has historically been one of Superman’s closest allies. Bruce and Lex, incorporated in the story as opposites to Clark, is absolutely logical. Batman and Superman had never shared screen space before. So, it’s understandable that Warner Bros. wanted to make the dynamic duo of Superman and Batman come to life as fast as possible.
Why no more ‘Man of Steel’ movie with Henry Cavill?
Henry Cavill will be reprising his role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of ‘Justice League’ that is coming to HBO Max later this year, and fans want to know if ‘Man of Steel’ will be given an official sequel. The 2017 theatrical cut of ‘Justice League’ wasn’t what Snyder had envisioned for the character, so the upcoming movie would be the real, authentic third part of Superman.
But fans are wondering if the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel will happen or not. They want to know why there’s no news about it. Well, ‘Man of Steel’s’ underwhelming box office performance is one reason why a sequel to his franchise hasn’t happened.
Henry Cavill has adopted a very smart no-comment policy regarding whether or not he will be making any more Superman appearances post-Snyder Cut. Most importantly, everything depends on how well Snyder’s Cut ‘Justice League’ is received when it comes out on HBO Max. It may lead to ‘Justice League 2’ or a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Regardless of anything that happens, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ completely justifies its position as ‘Man of Steel 2’, even if not how it was originally envisioned.