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Report: Man of Steel sequel is happening

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Neither a bird nor a plane, but a sequel

Warner Bros. is moving ahead with a follow-up to Man of Steel, Superman’s most recent solo feature, according to The Wrap. The unnamed, undated sequel is entering "active development," suggesting its in the earliest stages of pre-production.

Although Superman’s co-star in March’s Dawn of Justice, Batman, is getting his own stand-alone film, Warner Bros. has yet to formally announce another Superman film. Instead, the studio has shifted focus toward its superhero team-up movies, setting the stage with Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017, before the first Justice League opens on Nov. 17, 2017.

The classic comic book hero will appear in the Justice League movies, again played by Henry Cavill. Cavill first assumed the role in 2013’s Man of Steel, the first DC Extended Universe entry. The movie was directed by Zack Snyder, who’s since gone on to helm most of Warner Bros.’ DC pictures, and received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. Even three years later, Snyder is still defending his largely panned interpretation of Superman’s origin story in podcast appearances and other interviews.