We all knew it was too good to be true. Following the success of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller seemed prime to hop onto the DC and Warner Bros. bandwagon. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Despite the rumors that Miller was in conversations to direct a second “Man of Steel” film, it appears that Miller will, in fact, NOT be directing a “Man of Steel” film–or any DC film for that matter–in the near future.
In an interview with Digital Spy for the Blu-ray release of “Mad Max,” he revealed as such.
“I hope the next film I make is a very small film without any special effects and not many stunts.”
The interviewer very quickly inferred that to mean that Miller had no intentions of taking on “Man of Steel” next, and asked if the rumors stating as such were false.
“There’s been some of that in the mix, but I’d say probably not true. I was going to make a Justice League movie that fell through in 2009…But I’ve always been interested–basically I work in mythology, and the superhero movies are basically new incarnations of the Greek and Roman mythologies, so that’s always something I’m interested in.”
I’d take all this to mean that, no, we shouldn’t expect him to take on a DC film any time soon. That being said, the man definitely seemed open to the idea at some point, so there’s no ruling it out altogether. We do have to bear in mind that “Mad Max” was many years in the making, and after pulling that off, it makes sense he’d be content to pull back on the reins a bit and relax. That was also evident in his update regarding “Mad Max: The Wasteland”s progress.
“Well, that name came out–that was just a working title. But Nico Lathouris and I wrote deep back stories on all the characters, and they eventually became screenplays, so we have two. And I’m happy to say that there are discussion about them right now.”
Sounds like he’s taking things slowly. And who can blame him? It’s a shame for DC fans, though, as Miller would have brought a good amount to the table.
SOURCE: Digital Spy