Despite the fact that we’re still well over a year and a half away from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hitting cinema screens, the latest rumours suggest that Warner Bros. are sufficiently pleased with what they’re seeing to begin looking for a writer to craft the story for a potential sequel.

Of course, given all the talent involved in this latest Superman movie – Snyder directing, a script written by David S. Goyer, and the production being overseen by Christopher Nolan – it’s not terribly surprising that the studio heads are eager to keep the ball rolling. Another consideration, however, may be the fact that as a result of their lawsuit with the families of Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Warner Bros. have to keep making films featuring the last son of Krypton or face losing the rights.

Either way, the studio appear to be eyeing some interesting talent to write the Man of Steel sequel, with a list including Harry Potter scribe Steve Kloves, Clash of the Titans’ Travis Beacham and Lawrence Kasdan, who is best known for writing the screenplays for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

With Man of Steel’s release currently scheduled for the summer of 2013, however, don’t expect any more concrete news about exactly when Henry Cavill might be pulling on those iconic red and blue tights for the second time just yet…

(via Collider)