Matthew Vaughn: “I desperately wanted to make a Superman movie”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Otherwise, the director of Kingsman and Kick-Ass has just filmed Henry Cavill in Argylle.

Fan of adaptations of comics and superhero films, Matthew vaughn never hid from his love for the character of Superman. That he almost brought to the screen twice. He was thus approached in 2017 to direct a sequel to Henry Cavill’s first film in the role of Iron Man (Man of steel), but it was ultimately Zack Snyder who continued the work started in the first opus with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. A sequel that was not to the taste of the director of King’s man and Kick-Ass, who never gave up on making a Superman movie lighter and more colorful than Snyder’s sequel.

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In an interview with The Wrap, Matthew Vaughn indeed returns on his love of the Kryptonian and on his unfinished idea of ​​film, even before Man of steel is carried out: “I desperately wanted to make a movie about Superman. (…) I came up with a great movie about Superman before they did Man of steel. I just worked with Henry Cavill, who was lovely, on Argylle and he’s amazing in this movie. I still think there’s room for a new Superman movie, but a real Superman movie. A colorful and fun movie about Superman. Not a dark movie. “

Because, concerning the meeting of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, Vaughn is not satisfied: “I just think they’re two separate things, they’re just not relatable in any way, in my mind. That should be fun. I mean, listen, The dark knight was obviously different, and that made sense and it was brilliant, as a movie and as a comic. But Superman has always been … I loved the movie Superman by Richard Donner, and I think Wonder woman worked because Wonder woman was actually a bizarre remake of the Superman to give. Yes i love superman. “

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While waiting to see him in the cinema (at the controls of the next DC title?), Matthew Vaughn is to be found behind the camera of The King’s Man: First Mission, with Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton… Duration 2 h 11. Release on December 29, 2021.

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