Christopher McQuarrie and Henry Cavill have discussed a "really awesome version of Superman".

Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie

The 50-year-old screenwriter has revealed he's spoken to the Hollywood star at length about making a 'Man of Steel 2', even though reports have suggested Henry is to replaced as Superman.

Asked whether he'd be interested in making a 'Man of Steel' sequel with Henry, Christopher explained: "Many, many people have asked, many, many, many times.

"I had an awesome conversation with Henry Cavill about an awesome version of Superman while we were on set.

"You're sitting around of hours, waiting for stuff to be built so I can put Henry in it, and throw him off a cliff, or freeze him to death. And we talked about a really awesome version of Superman."

Henry, 35, wants to create a movie in which Superman is heroic and optimistic.

But Christopher admitted that it's a more complicated process than fans may imagine.

He told Collider: "[That's] the movie Henry wants. There's a really, really beautiful version of that, and I honestly can't speak for the people who are responsible for making those decisions, except to say it's part of a giant corporate mechanism.

"I'm one guy. I can stand up and turn around, turn my back to you instantly, a giant corporation that's in the middle of a merger with another giant corporation is an aircraft carrier in a broom closet being asked to turn around.

"Part of my job, and what's made my being a director so much more easy in this business, was ultimately coming to terms with the fact that the people that I'm sitting across from have much bigger problems than I do. They just do.

"And I sympathise with those problems, 'cause before I used to just view them as incredibly obtuse, and they don't know what movies are about. Of course they do. They all love movies..."


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