Rumors began circulating this week that Oscar-winning director George Miller would be taking the chair for a ‘Man Of Steel’ sequel. This project, which is currently “on-hold”, would fulfill Miller’s dream of creating a DC movie after his ‘Justice League’ project was abandoned back in 2007. Sources report that Miller, director of the ‘Mad Max’ franchise, including recent monster-hit ‘Fury Road’, is in talks with Warner Bros. about the possibility of taking on a future DC Comics movie, though precisely what character is in play “hasn’t been decided yet”. Nonetheless, the idea of Superman meets ‘Mad Max’ would be incredible, and the gap in the market for a ‘Man Of Steel 2’ certainly coincides with these rumours.
2013’s ‘Man Of Steel’, starring Henry Cavill as Superman alongside Amy Adams and Russell Crowe in supporting roles, may have achieved box-office success, but it was widely panned by critics. Many of the criticisms noted its dark, unpleasant tone and composer Hans Zimmer’s “turgid, over-produced score.” As Warner Bros. tries to blot out the abomination that was ‘Superman Returns’ (2006) with the ‘Man Of Steel’ franchise, the addition of George Miller is expected to take things to the next level. Though Miller is apparently not looking to go forward with anything until he finds a suitable script to do this superhero story justice.