George Miller confirms he will not direct Man of Steel sequel
Back in August, a rumor popped up online that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was set to take on a Man of Steel sequel. Now, speaking with Digital Spy, Miller expressed a desire for his next film to be “very small” and “without any special effects and not many stunts.” When asked if that meant the rumors of him taking on a follow-up to Zack Snyder’s 2013 film weren’t true, he said:
“There’s been some of that in the mix, but I’d say probably not true.”
Despite no official release date being set for the film, Warner Bros. has mentioned that a sequel to the start of the DCEU is in development. Snyder himself recently said that the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is “in a way” a Man of Steel sequel but also noted “It’d be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be.”
Man of Steel debuted in theaters in 2013 with Henry Cavill as the titular hero and went on to gross over $668 million at the worldwide box office. Cavill will reprise his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman. The film is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.