There were murmuring’s late last week that veteran director George Miller could be a shoe in to helm Warner Bros ‘Superman’ sequel ‘Man Of Steel 2’.
Miller of course is best known for his work on the original ‘Mad Max’ trilogy and the recent reboot ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, which proved to be a huge success over the summer.
Speculation that the 70 year old director is being handed the keys to Henry Cavill’s next solo Superman film began with Jon Schnepp, the director of documentary ‘The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?’.
Schnepp claimed on Popcorn Talk that Miller is currently being sought by Warner Bros to take over ‘Man of Steel 2′ from Zack Snyder, who is busy with two upcoming Justice League movies.
Comic book fans will remember that Miller was in 2007 attached to direct Justice League: Mortal, the shelved movie that would have starred DJ Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman and Megan Gale as Wonder Woman.
That particular film project was scrapped due to the 2007 Writers’ Strike and eventually got cancelled altogether due to the overwhelming success of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’.
Warner Bros and DC have yet to officially comment on rumours linking Miller to ‘Man of Steel 2′, although the filmmaker was spotted on the set of Batman spinoff Suicide Squad earlier this year.
The one thing we can be sure of though is that Miller will return to helm a second movie in the rebooted ‘Mad Max’ series.