Count this one strictly as rumour for now, but according to Collider, Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) has had very early talks with Warner Bros about handling the still in development Man Of Steel (2013) sequel.
Though it seemed all but forgotten in the studio's rush to move the DC Extended Universe along with the likes of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) and this years Justice League, there were reports last year that it was still committed to another standalone adventure for Henry Cavill's superhero. Which seems only fair given that Ben Affleck's Batman is already moving towards his own solo adventure.
Collider's sources say that Vaughn hasn't entered any sort of deal making stage, but that he is top of the studio's wishlist for the job, especially since he once pitched a Superman movie to the company before Man Of Steel. And if he doesn't end up in the director's chair for this one, the offer is apparently open to take on another title.
Vaughn could well be a good fit for the film, especially if he is able to fly Superman in a slightly more lighthearted direction. But it is all just speculation until contracts are signed and the situation is nowhere near that just yet.
Vaughn's latest, Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be out on 29 September this year.