Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller has been reportedly signed on by Warner Bros to direct Man Of Steel 2. The news came via producer/director and talk show host Jon Schnepp, who just released the documentary - The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Appearing on the latest episode of PopCorn Talk, Schnepp said, with confidence, that Miller would direct the Superman sequel, reports ComicBook. While there have been no official announcements as such regarding details on Man Of Steel 2, it's quite likely that this rumour is true.
"Miller is clearly in Warner Bros. good graces with the critical and commercial success of Mad Max: Fury Road, and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder will likely be too busy shepherding the Justice League film franchise to return to Superman," states the ComicBook report.
Incidentally, Miller was also attached to direct WB and DC's first attempt at a live-action Justice League film, back in 2008. So, it's easy to believe why the studio would want to make Miller a part of the DC Cinematic Universe.
Actor Henry Cavill also opened up about the prospect of more Superman movies, during a recent interview. The actor explained how the studio's current focus is to reboot Batman and build the larger DCU before moving back to solo Superman stories.
"There's plenty of time for individual Superman sequels," he told Entertainment Weekly. "He's a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante [Batman]. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can't really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories."