While WB still doesn't have anyone at the helm of the next Superman film, Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn had apparently planned one with Mark Millar. What's interesting was, he wanted Daredevil star Charlie Cox to play the role of Superman.
"[Vaughn] and I had a lot of chats about who could play Superman. We never really talked about story… I've always had this story in my head, which was a big three-picture idea, but we did talk about specifics, like actors. And weirdly, his idea was really interesting, which was Charlie Cox, the guy who played Daredevil."
Apparently Vaughn had wanted to cast Cox after working with him on Stardust. Millar continued, "[Vaughn was like], 'There's just something really likable about him.' And he said, 'I know he's not big, and Superman's always big' — Charlie's only about 5'8", 5'9" or something — He says, 'But he looks a bit like the Golden Age Superman, when he's a bit more like a regular person.'"
It's funny that Stardust should be the movie mentioned since Henry Cavill was also in that movie; he played Humphrey, the romantic rival of Cox's character, Tristan.
For now, it's rumored that WB wants to keep Henry Cavill as Superman, and though it looks like Vaughn won't be involved, word has it that J.J. Abrams will be the one handling the movie. We don't have anything solid for now, but until WB makes the official announcement, all we can really do is rely on these rumors.
The next DCEU film, Wonder Woman 1984, is set to come out on Aug. 14.