Report: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Director Sought for MAN OF STEEL 2

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Matthew Vaughn is Warner Bros.'s "top choice" to direct the long-planned sequel to 2013's Man of Steel, according to Collider. No official deal has reportedly been offered yet, but the online trade says that Warner Bros. wants Vaughn to direct a DC film even if it isn't a Man of Steel sequel.

Vaughn is currently directing a sequel to his film Kingsman, and is also known for directing 2011's X-Men: First Class. Vaughn was pencilled in to direct Thor: The Dark World, but left over unspecified "creative differences" with Marvel Studios. In 2010, he and Mark Millar pitched an idea for a Superman film to Warner Bros.

Coincidentally, if Vaughn does take on a Superman film, he would be the second X-Men director to do so after Bryan Singer's Superman Returns.

Warner Bros. has not announced any formal release date for a Man of Steel sequel.

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