Man of Steel 2's Production Start Date Reportedly Revealed

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Henry Cavill's Superman return in Black Adam sent shockwaves to the entire DC Universe fandom and while there was initially a concern surrounding his true status, WB Discovery would later confirm that the British star isn't going anywhere and will star in a Man of Steel follow-up.

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As it stands, information about the project has remained scarce but DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran have made it clear that they want Superman to be at the forefront of the franchise they're rebuilding. Now, a new report sheds light on WB Discovery's plans for Cavill's next DCU appearance and it's an exciting one at that.

According to John Campea, Warner Bros. Discovery could begin shooting Man of Steel 2 in February or March 2023. During a discussion on his YouTube show, Campea said: "They could be going into production on a Superman movie by February or March."

He also speculates that Cavill's return to the DCU is the reason behind his shocking The Witcher exit, despite previous reports claiming that it was due to the actor not seeing eye-to-eye with the Netflix show's creatives.

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If that's the case, it would be safe to assume that there's a good chance DC Studios will reveal the key details about the project — including its cast and director before 2022 comes to a close. Of course, it's great news for fans of the actor who have been campaigning for years to bring him back to the fold. It's also quite fitting that Man of Steel 2 would begin production 10 years after the first film was released, marking the official launch of the DC Universe.

The original Man of Steel film is available to stream on HBO Max.