Today a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel was announced to be in active development at Warner Bros. This isn’t a complete surprise as it was announced somewhat quietly back in 2014 when Warner Bros. revealed what their movie release schedule was going to be. All that was simply announced that a sequel would be released but with no release date scheduled at the time. However as time moved on and even Henry Cavill who plays Superman did not seem to know if there would be a sequel to the movie, it started to appear that there would not be one. It was not helped by the fact of the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. While Cavill will be appearing in Justice League, it is a reduced role and who knows what the future holds for the character.
So while now a sequel has been announced, it still has no release date. But apparently this movie is a “high priority” for the studio. This does make sense as even though Man of Steel under performed compared to expectations, it was still a hit movie. Superman will always be a solid performer as he is a worldwide known character and for decades at that. The movies so far may never break the $1 billion mark but the movies will always be solid performers. That is also not to mention that merchandise sales will always be solid as well.
A sequel to Man of Steel may have been unexpected news. But if the DC Extended Universe is going to continue, it makes sense that the adventures of the flagship hero of DC Comics would continue as well. Henry Cavill has been on record as to how much he enjoys playing the character and how he wants to play the character for as long as he can. Can anyone fault him for playing the most iconic superhero of all time. There are two unannounced DC Comics movies for 2018 and 2019. Expect one of these to be filled by this sequel.