‘I was really hoping to discuss my favorite superhero’: Horror Maestro Mike Flanagan almost signed up for Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel 2 before being persuaded to direct Doctor Sleep instead

Henry Cavill has been in the midst of plenty of conversation and headlines for his long-awaited return as Superman in the recent black adam with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. With his return as an OG caped crusader, many rumors have been making the rounds, especially in speculative articles about a potential man of steel 2. This news could have been even more exciting if someone had made it work.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Most fans are familiar with the mismanagement fiasco that took place within the walls of Warner Bros. Discovery and which caused former chairman Walter Hamada to leave the company. Now, under the direction of James Gunn and Peter Safran, DC Films has taken the initiative to correct any deviations from the DCU. So to achieve this, they sought to find like-minded people to bring this plan to fruition. Only this time the company seemed to stray once again.

Mike Flanagan was ready to direct Henry Cavill’s Man Of Steel 2!

Stephen King (left) and Mike Flanagan (right).
Stephen King and Mike Flanagan

After the events of 2017 Justice League had concluded, director Mike Flanagan has been approached to helm Henry Cavill’s project as Superman in an upcoming Steel man film. Flanagan, who is best known for creating horror masterpieces like Gerald’s Game, The Haunting series on Netflix, and the popular Ouija board: the origin of evil, was pretty excited about being a part of the DCU, especially when his favorite superhero was Superman. In a recent article on tumblr, he said:

“We were supposed to talk about DC Comics and see if there was anything to do there, I was really hoping to talk about a Clayface horror movie and my favorite superhero: Superman. Neither conversation got very far.

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He further added on the post, revealing how he was persuaded to be part of WB’s non-comic project, which happened to be Stephen King’s popular big-screen adaptation of Doctor Sleep. He said:

“I had just finished GERALD’S GAME, and Jon was a King fan, so he asked me about the production. And then he asked me if I had read Warners’ script for DOCTOR SLEEP yet.

This revelation was taken with much surprise and shock, but in the end, it was clear why Jon Berg would take on the project. Doctor Sleep to a veteran of the horror genre like Flanagan. He’s known for constantly creating amazing horror movies, and a superhero movie would have been a new field of work for the horror maestro, something many weren’t looking for when thinking of making a movie sequel. very established.

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What’s next for Henry Cavill?

Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCU.
Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCU

Following his return to the DCU as Superman, fans focused on letting James Gunn know they wanted Henry Cavill to return in a standalone sequel film. Steel man series. But despite massive demand, it’s still unclear if DC Films would bring it back as a standalone movie. Although it has been stated that the reason Cavill left the witcher the series was so he could just focus on big screen movies, it remains to be seen if he will return to Man of steel 2.

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Doctor Sleep is available to stream on Netflix.

Source: RBC

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