Rumor: Guess Who May Be Up to Direct 'Man of Steel 2'

– by Joseph Medina
Image via Warner Bros.

Image via Warner Bros.

While fans may never be able to agree on whether or not "Man of Steel" was a good movie, the head honchos over at Warner Bros. seemed confident enough in its execution to spinoff the entire DC Extended Universe from the film. All the same, it was a bit suspect when they revealed "Batman v Superman" as their next big project. Was "Man of Steel" such a disappointment that the man couldn't get his own sequel? To top it all off, when WB revealed the slate of films for the next five years, "Man of Steel 2" was noticeably absent from the lineup.

  • "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016)
  • "Suicide Squad" (2016)
  • "Wonder Woman" (2017)
  • "Justice League Part One" (2017)
  • "The Flash" (2018)
  • "Aquaman" (2018)
  • "Shazam" (2019)
  • "Justice League Part Two" (2019)
  • "Cyborg" (2020)
  • "Green Lantern" (2020)

It like a big looming question mark over whether or not Superman would ever get his chance to take the spotlight again in his own picture. Things got increasingly dicey when rumors flew around about Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader getting his own trilogy.

So will Superman ever get a second film? If Jon Schnepp (director of "The Death of Superman Lives") is to be trusted, then yes. What's more, Warner Bros. is looking to get George Miller to direct. You heard me... George Miller, director of the surprise hit "Mad Max: Fury Road" is up to direct a "Man of Steel" sequel.

Image via Warner Bros.

Image via Warner Bros.

Here's what Schnepp had to say on the latest DC Movie News show from Popcorn Talk (hat tip to Outer Places):

"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 isn't usually one to break random pieces of news, so the fact that he's willing to say it on camera speaks to its credibility. Of course we don't know for sure how true this is, but seeing a George Miller-directed "Man of Steel" would be something to see. While the action in the first film was hard-hitting, Miller's seamless blend of CG and practical effects may help to give the film an added weight that was lacking in the first. What's more, if Miller has his hand in the script as well, he'll be one to keep the pace going, which is a personal problem I had with Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."

With an already-crowded slate, it's a wonder just when they'd plan to fit this movie in. One of my main worries is the mainstream public getting so overwhelmed by these movies that by 2020, they won't want any more. We'll just have to wait and see.

What do you think of the prospect of a George Miller-directed "Man of Steel 2?" Let us know in the comments down below!

Plus, you can check out the clip for yourself. The news is dropped at the 55:30 mark.

SOURCE: Popcorn Talk

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