George Miller On His Rejection Of Superman

Filmmaker George Miller has already quashed those rumors that he’s under consideration to direct the “Man of Steel” direct sequel, confirming in interviews that though some early discussions did happen regarding DC Comics properties he might want to tackle – he revealed he wasn’t interested.

Of course Miller had some big plans for DC Comics properties a few years ago with his cancelled “Justice League” film. That film had D.J. Cotrana slated to play Superman/Clark Kent, a character that Miller finds challenging to embrace. Speaking with IGN recently, he elaborated on his issues with Superman as a character and how he would’ve fitted into Miller’s JL:

“I think its been said many times before: he’s potentially a very boring character because he has no faults, so you really have to find his demons really to get an internal conflict going. You’ve really got to do that. Whether that’s by an external agency or something deep inside himself. You need that conflicted character.

That’s what made the Greek gods so great. I mean they were jealous, vengeful, hubristic. They had all these things going for them. I think that’s why Batman’s such an interesting character because he’s human, so he’s just like us. He’s relatable, rather than someone who’s just perfect.

And in terms of what we would’ve done, clearly we weren’t going to fly Superman and Wonder Woman on wires, they were going to be C.G., but again you’re working your butt off to make it not look like C.G.. Ken Ralston – who’s a great, great visual effects artist – was going to be doing a lot of that. The WETA stuff at that point was mainly in the practical costumes and the effects.”

Miller also re-affirmed a statement that he’s seeking a small film as his next project, and that the next “Mad Max” film will be some time off if it goes forward.