The second standalone adventure for the new DCEU's Superman.
Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks with George Miller to take over one of its DC movies, but it hasn't been decided which project he will direct. This will all depend on which story George Miller responds to the most. While one source claimed that it's possible the filmmaker could take the reins on Man of Steel 2, another said the project is indefinitely on hold. It isn't known what that actually means. It's possible that this Man of Steel sequel could be completely scrapped, given how many other projects are in the studio's pipeline, or they could just be holding off until their current slate runs its course.
If the latter possibility is true, then we wouldn't get Man of Steel 2 until late 2020, at the earliest. Then again, Warner Bros. seems to be making room in their schedule for Ben Affleck's Batman movie, which has been rumored to even be part of a new trilogy. That has not been confirmed yet, but the studio executives were reportedly so impressed with his performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they wanted to lock him in for a new Batman trilogy. After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor is reprising his role in Suicide Squad, before moving on to Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017) and Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019).Read More
While we've heard plenty of rumors that Ben Affleck is directing, co-writing and starring in an Untitled Batman Reboot trilogy, that will supposedly kick off before the end of this decade, we haven't heard anything about a second standalone Superman movie. That all changes today, though, in a big way. A new rumor has surfaced about Man of Steel 2. It looks like Warner Bros. has already decided on a director, and you're going to love the choice.
George Miller, who created the Mad Max franchise and returned to direct this past summer's well-received Mad Max: Fury Road is supposedly set to direct Man of Steel 2. The news broke on the latest episode of Popcorn Talk, and comes from a pretty reliable source. Director Jon Schnepp was promoting his documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? when he let it slip. He's had inside access to Warner Bros. and DC Comics in putting together his own movie about the failed Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage superhero adventure.Read More