The DC Extended Universe has been ongoing for almost 10 years now since Man of Steel and its sequel is still being held up from going into production due to so much of the destruction in the first film and Dawn of Justice being too much to bare and with all the lack of expert planning for movies. Recently, Warner Bros, now Warner Bros Discovery has a new boss who is looking to revive the project for Man of Steel 2 and while it is unclear if the company will undergo more monopoly merging with others like Comcast in the coming years, let's hope that the studio will greenlight the sequel because there are more characters from the Superman comics that need to make their debut on the big screen and if the people at Warner Bros and DC are looking for ways to make Man of Steel 2 more efficient than the first one, the staff and producers need to make this film feature strong ties to the events in the first film and Batman vs Superman, especially with the villains that they are to introduce along with more supporting characters. Recently, Dwayne Johnson and many hardcore DC comicbook fans are campaigning for Henry Cavill's return as Superman so they can take each other on in future movies which would really help boost support and popularity for Man of Steel 2 and other characters like Supergirl and Brainiac are also due to make their appearences in the DCEU as well. Now, let's break down what characters WBD should feature in the overdue Man of Steel 2 and why they would work more effectively than any other from the comics that others have in mind outside this post. Here's Henry Cavill as Superman While the actor himself is still uncertain of his return as Superman, many fans are still confident that with the reshuffle as WBD that Cavill will soon return to reprise his role again for another stand alone. Next there's Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam For an actor who is set to appear in a stand alone of his own named after the arch enemy of Billy Batson/Shazam, Johnson spent years lobbying DC and WB into keeping his character separate from Shazam and if he really wants to see himself going head to head with Superman, then Man of Steel 2 would be the perfect film to fullfil such opportunity. Some would see Johnson character to be the villain of the sequel, but to others, Black Adam would feature as the anti-hero and that the real main villain for the second Superman stand alone in the DCEU would still be the one alien supervillain that Warner and DC has held themselves back from bringing onto the big screen for years since Christopher Reeves' third Superman movie. The villain I'm referring to is Brainiac and he would really be worth having Cavill's Superman go head to head with in the second Man of Steel film with the main plot of the sequel based on the Superman: Brainiac storyline and for the character to be portrayed by an actor fit to take on Kryptonians in a fist fight while controlling technological parts of the environment and he is someone that recently worked in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead movie: Dave Bautista Yup, Bautista has also portrayed Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who is also green like Brainiac so it would be a great honor to have Bautista portray Brainiac who in turn would serve as the true arch nemesis of Superman in the DCEU involving the demise of Krypton and why its own population would destroy itself over lack of resources and the storyline Superman: Brainiac would be the most reasonably story arc to use in the second Man of Steel film. Now as for Supergirl, in case WBD has literally scrapped plans for a stand alone revolving the Girl of Steel, then new CEO better look into including Kara Zor-el in the sequel to work with Superman on protecting Earth from Brainiac and all forces of evil and one good actress that would nail it besides others like Chloe Grace Mortez. That would be Madison Iseman. Pretty neat, huh. As a charming blonde American actress, Iseman would look splendid as the Girl of Steel. Now as for other characters, Lois Lane, as Superman's love interest and wife will be sure to make a return to the screens with Amy Adams reprising her role. Question is that when Man of Steel 2 does happen, will Adams this time go brunette and not stay a redhead? For other characters that should be introduced in the sequel, some of them like Silver Banshee for instance would have her origin as a metahuman be linked to all the destruction that unravelled in Superman's battle against General Zod and the Kryptonian military guild rather than directly being made a villainess directly by her brother in the comics. Banshee (Siobhan McDougal) is among the most tragic enemies of Superman and the last son of Krypton's clashes with her has made the fallen maiden the most popular and fearsome arch enemy of Supergirl. Among the many actresses who would have not only the best figure but also the best qualities to portray Silver Banshee as one of the villains in Man of Steel 2, Dark Knight Rises Catwoman actress Anne Hathaway has shown the best of anybody who has displayed emotional, energetic, and aggressive potential of characters portrayed on film and that is why should nail it real good as Silver Banshee. Silver Banshee has been among the many Superman comic characters that Warner Brothers has constantly held itself back from bringing onto the big screens and it would be real good if they can get her set to appear in this long awaited sequel as well once they get things ready. Now as for other villains that can make their debut in the DCEU, there are two of them that Zack Snyder, DC and WBD turned down for Batman and Steppenwolf in which they can introduce into the second Superman movie with major changes in their backgrounds and how they would adapt on screen in their comic inspired versions. There's Metallo with Gerald Butler as the best bet on playing John Corben and Cyborg Superman who looks like Superman being reduced to metal that Wes Bentley would pull off a stunning resemblance to Henry Cavill's character Both Metallo and Cyborg Superman are cyborg foes of Superman and with Brainiac capable of creating a robot army of his own with limitless resources, he would hold just enough materials to make John Corben and Hank Henshaw two of Superman's most ruthless foes and it would add more story to the film as well. and finally there is Laurence Fishbourne as Perry White, CEO of the Daily Planet. Quite interesting, don't you think? Look, I know everyone else has plenty of other great ideas for Superman in the future, but also, not only would Man of Steel 2 have a plot and characters that would make sense to the continuity of DCEU movies involving Superman, but also, Black Adam has recently formed a team of his own in the Rebirth comics and Silver Banshee is one of them. For now we await further updates and be sure to share your thoughts on this thread too.