Henry Cavill’s Superman has three films on the way, none of which he can call his very own. Because of that, there’s next to no talk about the next solo Superman movie, especially since Warner Bros. announced its DC slate through 2020 and there’s no solo flick for Supes in sight. While changes can be made (Spider-Man slid right into Marvel’s already announced slate when that Sony deal went through), it’s safe to say we probably won’t get that solo flick until after Justice League: Part 2 comes out in 2019. But we already have a hot rumor about who’s directing that solo movie.
George Miller, who lit up the Summer with the critically-acclaimed fourth installment in his Mad Max franchise, is rumored to take the director’s chair on the solo Superman film. The rumor comes from Jon Schnepp, who just recently put out the documentary The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened? about Tim Burton’s failed Superman flick. The bearded one revealed the news on the 39th episode of Popcorn Talk’s DC Movie News show which you can see below (the fan gets hit around 55:20 which we jumped to because we love you so much).
The project is still believed to be far away, but it’s not ridiculous that Warner Bros. wants to snag George Miller for that job after the critical success of Fury Road back in May which Warner Bros. distributed. Even though Fury Road‘s $373m haul won’t cover its $200m+ budget, the movie is so loved that Warner Bros. is probably expecting plenty of money from Blu-ray, rentals, TV, etc, and giving Miller the incredibly high profile job of a Superman movie will make up for any box office worries (keep in mind that Fury Road also had an R rating while the next Superman flick will probably be PG-13, allowing for a much broader audience).
Superman will next be seen in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice which will be released on March 25, 2016 in the USA.