George Miller Is in Talks for a DC Movie, but Probably Not Man of Steel 2

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 12:53PM
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 12:53PM
George Miller Is in Talks for a DC Movie, but Probably Not Man of Steel 2
Mad Max: Fury Road visionary George Miller was recently linked to directing the Man of Steel sequel, which many had assumed was abandoned. Now, it seems that Man of Steel 2 may still be defunct; while Miller is still reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a film in the DC universe, that particular film is rumored to be on "permanent hold."

It seemed a little strange when Miller was rumored to be directing Man of Steel 2 specifically, since there had been no news that the film was even in the works. Man of Steel was tepidly received at best, and it certainly appeared that Batman v Superman would serve as a pseudo-sequel to Man of Steel while launching a new Batman, who is always a safe bet to anchor a franchise. Plus, DC's slate of films has been announced up to 2020, and there was no mention of a Man of Steel sequel. 

Now, Den of Geek reports from multiple sources that there is truth to the George Miller rumors, in the sense that the acclaimed director is in talks to helm a DCCU film in general. And they claim that it could be Man of Steel 2, although they also claim that the sequel is on "permanent hold," so we don't know how that could be. It's unclear, but regardless, Miller's choice of film will reportedly depend on which story interests him most, his vision for the film, and the actors' availability. 

So if not Man of Steel 2, which film could Miller direct? Zack Snyder is already taking on Justice League parts I and II after Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck will direct The Batman, and Wonder Woman will be helmed by Patty Jenkins. This leaves The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, and Green Lantern. Miller would be a great choice for any one of these films, although Batman is arguably the meatiest material, so maybe he'll direct one of the further sequels in the planned Batman trilogy. We're excited to see Affleck's take on The Batman, but he'll need to get back to directing moody crime dramas about Boston at some point.
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