Rumor Mill: George Miller to Direct Man of Steel 2?

Just days after news broke of Miller having signed onto the Superman sequel, new information suggests that this might not be the case and that the project is on permanent hold.

Miller’s involvement was first announced on a recent episode of Popcorn Talk where Jon Schnepp, director of this year’s documentary The Death of Superman Lives, said, “George Miller is doing Man of Steel 2. I don’t feel weird about breaking it. … I think George Miller’s a perfect choice to do Man of Steel 2. He’s going to bring so much to it.”

There was speculation as to whether the term “breaking” here meant that Miller had agreed to have joined the project, or if Schnepp was merely predicting that that would be the case. However, with both Schnepp and Miller’s past work with DC, and Miller’s recent trip to the set of Suicide Squad, it seemed as if there was truth to the rumor.

However, there are sources now saying that Man of Steel 2 has been put on permanent hold, the meaning of which is unclear at this time. With the movies that DC has already signed onto to do in the next few years, it seems as if there isn’t enough room on the slate for this film, though there may be more information once the long awaited Batman v Superman hits theaters next year.

But there is hope: with rumors circulating of the sequel’s hiatus, there is talk of the Mad Max director signing onto one of the many other projects DC has in store.

Anum Ahmed, News Reporter

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