Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn may not have gotten to make the Superman film he was slated to tackle, but that doesn’t mean he’s left the idea behind entirely. He thinks a “colorful, fun” Superman film–something at odds with the darker tone of Zack Snyder’s movies–could still work.
“I was desperate to do a Superman film. Desperate,” Vaughn said to TheWrap. “I pitched a big Superman movie before they made ‘Man of Steel.’ I just got to work with Henry Cavill, which was lovely, on Argylle and he’s unbelievable in it. I still think there’s room for a new Superman film, but a proper Superman film. A colorful, fun Superman movie. Not a dark one.
Vaughn also referenced 2016’s Batman v Superman, which the director says was tonally at odds with his vision of Superman. “I just thought it was a mistake putting the Batman vibe into the Superman world. I just think they’re two separate–they’re just not relatable in any way, in my mind. It should be fun.”