George Miller To Direct Man Of Steel 2?

The Mad Max: Fury Road helmer gets his hands on Superman?

Whether you loved or hated Man of Steel, some news has broken that should make a prospective sequel more interesting to everyone. And no, we don't mean Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which Warner Bros are adamant isn't a sequel to Man Of Steel (though, clearly, it is). John Schnepp (the director of The Death of Superman Lives) had the following to say about DC's future, including letting slip a massive nugget of info on Man of Steel 2:

"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."
Miller was actually developing a Justice League movie for Warner in the noughties, so he already has an affinity for these characters. That project broke down over budget, but now, it sounds like the film-maker's going to helm a DC adaptation after all.
Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road and Snyder's Man of Steel couldn't be more different. Whereas the latter was a lethargic slog lacking a relationship between action and consequence, Fury Road was a precise, lean and ferociously potent reboot of a seemingly dead brand. Miller probably can't stray too far from Snyder's palette for continuity's sake, but if there's a director fit to try and override the unsatisfactory first entry, well, he's high on that list. Man of Steel 2 isn't yet positioned on Warner's slate (which is full all the way until 2020) but with Miller attached, it just became much more enticing. Or, has Schnepp misheard or is he just being mischievous about Man Of Steel 2, to get us riled up? For now let's take it with a big grain of salt... but boy isn't a George Miller directed Superman movie exciting?

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