by Justin Cook
George Miller, who recently helmed the summer blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road, is rumored to be directing Man of Steel 2, the sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel.
While appearing as a guest on the Popcorn Talk Network’s DC Movie News, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? director Jon Schnepp confidently revealed that Miller is on board. Beyond that, Schnepp didn’t say much else about the upcoming film, or where he heard the rumor, so take the news with a grain of salt for now.
However, if the scoop does turn out to be true, it’s hard to argue that Miller would be an excellent addition to the list of directors set to helm films in the DC Extended Universe. Fury Road is undeniably one of 2015’s best films, and it proved that no director quite has Miller’s unique style.
Miller has been working in Hollywood for decades, helming films ranging from Mad Max to Lorenzo’s Oil to Happy Feet.
The first DCEU film, Man of Steel, performed nicely at the box office when it was released, grossing close to $670 million on a $225 million budget, but received mixed reviews from critics. Zack Snyder directed the film, which starred Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman.
Man of Steel 2 currently does not have an official release date, but probably won’t hit theaters until at least 2020.