Last week, Jon Schnepp, director of The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?, said on the Podcast PopcornTalk, that Mad Max director George Miller would be directing the Man of Steel sequel. Well today, there is a report that suggests that that rumor may not be entirely true.
According to some sources of Den of Geek, they have heard some things that have the sequel in question. One source of theirs said that “what Miller directs will depend on what story most interests him, his take on it, and everyone’s availability.”
The other source of theirs says that the Man of Steel sequel is on “permanent hold.”
We are not too sure of what “permanent hold” means but it’s almost suggesting that it will not happen, since it’s “permanent” right?
As of now, DC/WB’s film slate through 2020 goes as followed:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder (2016) Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer (2016) Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017) Justice League Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017) The Flash starring Ezra Miller (2018) Aquaman starring Jason Momoa (2018) Shazam (2019) Justice League Part Two directed by Zack Snyder (2019) Cyborg starring Ray Fisher (2020) Green Lantern (2020)
Film slates aren’t always concrete so things may change but right now it seems that DC wants to focus on the rest of the DC Universe.