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Although Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel won’t arrive in theaters until June 2013 — that’s 19 months from now — Warner Bros. reportedly is already looking ahead to a sequel.
According to Think Mcfly Think, studio executives are pleased with what they’ve seen of the Superman reboot, and are eyeing potential writers for the follow-up before production even wraps on the first film.
The Amazing Spider-Man and Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves is said to top a shortlist of candidates that includes Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans, Pacific Rim) and Hollywood veteran Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark). As of yet, there have been no offers or even meetings.
Responding to the report, Beacham wrote on Twitter: “Re: the Supes thing — I haven’t heard anything, but I’d be flattered to be considered. Superman is a mythic touchstone of mine.”
Written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy. The film opens June 14, 2013.