Mad Max's George Miller Linked With Directing Man of Steel 2
On the most recent edition of DC Movie News, guest star John Schnepp dropped the bomb that the famed George Miller will be the next director to take on a Superman solo film. The statement is made right around the 55:30 mark:
For the video-averse, here's what Schnepp said:
So George Miller could end up directing a movie starring the most iconic superhero of all time?! Yes, please! This is fantastic news for Supes fans, especially with Miller's credentials making action movies. The man who dropped the news, John Schnepp, is the director of the documentary on the failed DC movie, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, so with his connections to DC and Warner Bros. it's hard not to get excited about this.
If Miller does take on the sequel to Man of Steel, then there's a great chance that he could end up saving the series. While many DC fans (such as myself) believe wholeheartedly that Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is misunderstood and under appreciated, it clearly didn't win over the critics. It was definitely divisive among fans of comic book movies in general as well, and so having a new visionary running things behind the camera may be what's needed to reinvigorate the Man of Steel series and bring it the success it deserves.
This may come as a disappointment to Zack Snyder fans, but Snyder's got a lot on his own plate right now too. He'll be directing Justice League Part I and Part II, so it'll be almost five years from now until that work load is finally finished off. You can bet if things go well with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and both Justice League films that we wont be seeing that last of him in the DCEU, either.
Every single one of Miller's Mad Max movies have received generally favorable reviews, with Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and the recent Mad Max: Fury Road becoming critically acclaimed hits. Miller was also set to direct Justice League: Mortal, which began development in 2007, and basically the only reason to be glad it fell through is because the DCEU that's currently in production today likely wouldn't exist if things had worked out. Thankfully, it looks like Miller may play a part in the DCEU after all. There's no official planned release date set for the film as of yet, but if Miller does end up taking the project on, the whole Man of Steel series just became a lot more exciting.