A little while ago, rumors began to fly when Jon Schnepp, the director of The Death of Superman Lives, confidently announced that Mad Max's George Miller was looking to direct Man of Steel 2. While it remains unconfirmed, recent news might stop Miller in his tracks. Den of Geek reports:
We've since heard from two sources that there might be substance to this rumor. They tell us that Miller is indeed in talks with Warner Bros. about the possibility of taking on one of its future DC movies, though exactly what that movie is hasn't been decided as yet.
One source said that what Miller directs will depend on what story most interests him, his take on it, and everyone's availability.
While this doesn't rule out the possibility of Miller taking on Man of Steel 2, another source has said that, as far as they understand it, the sequel is on "permanent hold."
The term "permanent hold" doesn't make a whole lot of sense, so the actual state of the Superman-led sequel is pretty up in the air. It's likely that development is far too early on the film, and while it's up on the board, Warner Bros. might be waiting to see whether or not their extended universe takes off.
Regardless, George Miller working on a DC project would be amazing, and after the success of [Mad Max: Fury Road](tag:41445), it would be a completely missed opportunity not to have Miller on a superhero title.