It's no secret that, before he wowed us all with Mad Max: Fury Road and reminded us that he's one of our greatest living action filmmakers, George Miller was going to make a Justice League film for Warner Bros. The production was ultimately shelved while Warners focused on completing the Dark Knight trilogy and developing a new Superman film, but an upcoming documentary about the project, as well as the greatness of Fury Road, has many fans wondering lately about what might have been.
Well, a new rumor has surfaced claiming that Miller may still get to make a DC Comics movie.
Yesterday, while on the DC Movie News web show, Jon Schnepp -- director of The Death of Superman Lives, another documentary about a failed Warner Bros. superhero project -- said that Miller will direct a superhero film for Warner Bros., but it won't be a Justice League film. It'll be the next Superman solo movie.
"George Miller, he's doing Man of Steel 2......Obviously Zack Snyder is doing Justice League 1 and 2, we already got James Wan doing Aquaman – Waterman I think they should change the title– but yeah I think George Miller is a perfect choice to do Man of Steel 2, he's going to bring so much to it," Schnepp said.
For a while now a lot of people, myself included, have assumed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the sequel to Man of Steel, in the sense that Warners doesn't feel the need to make another solo Superman adventure in the near future. Another Superman film isn't among the studio's announced DC Cinematic Universe plans, even as rumors continue to swirl about a new series of Batman films starring Ben Affleck. It could always be on a future slate, though, particularly after Zack Snyder wraps up his Justice League stories. I don't know how Miller's aesthetic will fit into what Snyder and other filmmakers will do with the DC superheroes over the next several years, but I do know that after Fury Road, I'd be happy to let him try just about anything.
What do you think? Is Miller what the DC Cinematic Universe needs right now?
(Via Latino Review)