Matthew Vaughn Says What His Take Would be If He Was Directing a Superman Movie
Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to superhero movies as he has already worked in them directing both the acclaimed retake on the X-Men franchise X-Men: First Class and the funny, violent, morbid and solid Kick-Ass. But that might not be everything, as he has been considered by Warner to take on one of the most iconic superheroes we have this day: Superman.
It was announced back in March that Vaughn had been eyed by Warner to direct the sequel of Man of Steel, talks the director himself confirmed during the press tour for his new movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, sequel of Kingsman: The Secret Service.
But while his involvement in a Superman movie is far from being official or set in stone, during a press day for The Golden Circle, Collider had the opportunity to ask Vaughn what would be his vision if he were to direct a Superman movie.
“Weirdly if I did do Superman—and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs)—I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman—I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern—I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”
Richard Donner’s original take on Superman inspired millions of people around the world, as it was the first time Superman was onscreen, and serve as a touchstone for Bryan Singer’s 2006 reboot Superman Returns… who had mixed results with both critics and audiences.
We can only imagine what Vaughn take could be regarding the Man of Steel in his second solo movie in the DCEU, but whatever it is, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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Be sure to check out on theaters Matthew Vaughn’s new movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle premiering this September 22.