Warner Brothers must be feeling Superman levels of invincible right now. Regardless of dismal reviews and production setbacks, the studio in charge of translating the DC Universe to the big screen just can’t seem to churn out a financial flop. Our collective desire to see these iconic characters fill out some skin-tight spandex and pummel the crap out of one another trumps the fact that sometimes they do so while waxing pseudo-philosophical about it.
Seemingly as a result of Suicide Squad‘s record-breaking August weekend opening, The Wrap is reporting that a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel is back in “active development.” This follows rumors that plans for another Superman film were put on “permanent hold” so Warner Bros. could devote more resources to its universe-building projects, like Justice League.
The Man of Steel sequel is a long way from receiving a release date–Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm any details–but we do know Henry Cavill will reprise the role in 2017’s Justice League, which means the filmmakers will have to find a way around the pesky little detail that (SPOILERS) Superman died at the end of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Warner Bros. probably isn’t too worried, though. They know you’ll see it anyway.
(Via The Wrap)