‘Man of Steel 2’: How DC Can Save Superman

Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Source: Warner Bros.In its infancy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was intended to be a straight-up sequel to Man of Steel. That all changed once director Zack Snyder decided to use the film to re-introduce the Dark Knight, but Warner Bros. is reportedly actively working on getting Superman another shot at a solo film. At the moment, all we have are rumors (and our own speculation) about what to expect in Man of Steel 2. Regardless, it’s easy to see that DC is bound and determined to win back the audience goodwill it may have lost with the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) to date.

More specifically, the company is likely looking to redeem the character of Superman in the eyes of those who believe that Snyder’s take thus far has robbed him of the optimism that has long been the character’s trademark. Case in point, Henry Cavill has played the role twice already and has never earned the kind of enthusiastic response that Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot received in their single appearances as Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively. Most attribute this to the way Superman has been written rather than Cavill’s performance. So assuming that he stays onboard, here are a few ways in which the untitled Man of Steel sequel could course-correct.