A straight-up sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel has never been officially confirmed by Warner Bros., with filmmaker Zack Snyder reveals that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is Man of Steel 2, “in a way”.
This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, especially considering that Man of Steel 2 isn’t even on DC’s film schedule, which extends all the way to 2020, but it’s still disappointing. Rumors said Miller was moving, or being moved to, directing Man of Steel 2, a stand-alone Superman movie. Work on Mad Max: Fury Road began about fifteen years ago, and when that film was delayed he turned to Justice League, casting and designing the film and getting it to a point where production could begin.
“There’s been some of that in the mix, but I’d say it’s probably not true”, the Australian filmmaker tells.
“I was going to do a Justice League movie that fell through in 2009″, Miller continued.
In fact, Miller would like his next project to be something far smaller in scope. The planets didn’t align for that one, but I’ve always been interested in mythology, and the superhero movies are basically new incarnations of the greek and roman mythologies.
“I group in an era that was mainly DC, and so they are the pantheon for me”, Miller said. Miller admitted in the interview that, after his tireless work on Mad Max: Fury Road, which he has been working on for close to two decades, he hopes his next film is very small with no special effects and not many stunts.