Although George Miller was recently rumoured to direct ‘Man of Steel 2’, it looks as though the Superman sequel may have already been canned.
During last week’s episode of Popcorn Talk, Jon Schnepp dropped a rather huge bombshell – that George Miller would be directing ‘Man of Steel 2’. But according to Den of Geek, that rumour isn’t quite on the money… and it seems the sequel may have been canned already.
“We’ve since heard from two sources that there might be substance to this rumour. They tell us that Miller is indeed in talks with Warner Bros about the possibility of taking on one of its future DC movies, though exactly what that movie is hasn’t been decided as yet… While this doesn’t rule out the possibility of Miller taking on Man Of Steel 2, another source has said that, as far as they understand it, the sequel is on ‘permanent hold’.”
Unfortunately, we’re not entirely sure what that means, at least for now.
Has ‘Man of Steel 2’ been put on hold until a suitable point opens up in Warner Bros’ super-powered schedule? Has it been abandoned completely?
Either way, it’s obvious that WB’s upcoming superhero slate is already rather crowded… and with recent rumours that Ben Affleck is getting his own Batman trilogy, it’s understandable if there just isn’t room for the foreseeable future.
Of course, the thing about film schedules and release dates is that they can always change…
Either way, we’ve got plenty of Superman appearances to look forward to in the coming years. After all, with ‘Batman V Superman’ heading to cinemas in 2016, followed by the ‘Justice League’ part one and two, there’s no shortage of the Man of Steel.
And the future of the DC movie universe is looking rather interesting.
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ heads to cinemas on 25 March 2016.
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