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‘Man Of Steel 2’ May Be Put On Permanent Hold
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Last week brought news that Mad Max: Fury Road‘s George Miller was rumored to be in talks to direct Man of Steel 2. Of course given how close the filmmaker was to directing a Justice League film back in the in the late 2000s, it was long overdue. And perhaps Fury Road‘s success convinced WB that the director deserved such an honor. However, there was no mention of a sequel during SDCC, and the film isn’t officially scheduled for a release, tentative or otherwise. Still Warner Bros. may be waiting to see how successful Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad are before they confirm anything, which makes sense.

However, there is a new report saying that WB may actually be putting Man of Steel 2 on a permanent hold. More on the story below.

Den of Geek confirms that talks between Miller and the studio are in progress, with one source telling them that “what Miller directs will depend on what story most interests him, his take on it, and everyone’s availability.” However, a conflicting source tells them that Man of Steel 2 is on a permanent hold.

It’s not clear why the sequel is on permanent hold or what that exactly means in industry terms. It was because of Man of Steel that WB launched their own shared universe, so not seeing a sequel for the film is a bit strange. Or maybe it is just the studio trying to figure out how a Superman standalone film fits into the shared universe since they have announced a trilogy of Batman films, Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern Corps, Aquaman, The Flash, and two Justice League films, so maybe putting Man of Steel 2 on the back burner is just a part of their master plan. Then again, Superman has been one of the most difficult characters to write on screen because of his near god-like powers, so finding a suitable story with a villain that could give him more than a match could be another reason why a sequel is taking so long.

Of course should Batman v Superman be successful, then I see no reason for WB to not fast track Man of Steel 2 with Miller at the helm. While Superman is a difficult character to adapt for the big screen, there are plenty of Superman story arcs that haven’t been adapted yet, so maybe its just a matter of sifting through all of them and finding the perfect one that not only fits a solo film but one that fits in the overall shared universe.

[Source: Den of Geek]


  1. “Then again, Superman has been one of the most difficult characters to write on screen because of his near god-like powers, so finding a suitable story with a villain that could give him more than a match could be another reason why a sequel is taking so long.”

    Oh my gosh, there are so many Superman villains that I would LOVE to see on the big screen instead of defaulting to Lex Luthor 66% of the time. Yeah, I know Quest for Peace had Nuclear Man but damn it, Lex Luthor anyway! Bring on Metallo or the Parasite, Bizarro Superman (how has he not been considered?), Eradicator or Cyborg Supes. Maybe Lex Luthor again, later, and only if they allow him to wear his awesome power suit.

    If DC considers going “cosmic” (and after Green Lantern, they almost have to), then they can bring on Mongul and Warworld, Brainiac (an obvious classic plus the City of Kandor), Darkseid (lets introduce the New Gods) and maybe Anti-Monitor (this could setup a Crisis mega movie that brings all the heroes back from their individual films in a few years).

    SO much potential with Superman and they ruin it by focusing on Lex Luthor, Lex Luthor and…oh…Lex Luthor. General Zod and the other Kryptonites were a nice touch with “Man of Steel” but they’re not the only power houses in town.

    Comment by PAUL — August 26, 2015 @ 10:10 am

  2. I forgot MXYZPTLK! He doesn’t have to be the main attraction as, admittedly, I don’t think he could support an entire film as the primary antagonist but why can’t MXYZPTLK be included somewhere to provide at least a little bit of levity or a nod to the fans?

    Comment by PAUL — August 26, 2015 @ 10:15 am

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