DC fans just got some fascinating insight into what Superman’s future could have had in store.
Late last week, in two now-deleted tweets, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie revealed that he and actor Henry Cavill had an idea for a Superman sequel that was passed on by Warner Bros.
The “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” filmmaker was asked by a fan about his reported involvement in a planned Green Lantern movie.
“Too complicated to explain,” he responded, according to CBR. “It tied into the Superman movie that Cavill and I were proposing. No takers.
“The studios have never cared for my original ideas. They prefer that I fix their broken ones.”
McQuarrie further clarified that his Superman pitch was never outright rejected.
“They never said no,” he wrote, “they just never moved on it. This was just before ‘Fallout’ was released. And no, I would not reconsider. There’s too many other things I want to do.”
In the meantime, Cavill’s future as Superman is up in the air as Warner Bros. prepares to release “Joker”, “Birds of Prey”, “Wonder Woman 1984”, “The Suicide Squad” and a new solo Batman film starring Robert Pattinson over the next two years.