Man of Steel 2 On Permanent Hold?

A few weeks ago came a report that Warners studio executives had screened Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” at least once and were ecstatic over the results. Den of Geek posted the report and were quickly knocked by various outlets who decried it… that was until Warners CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed a week later that it was essentially true.

Now, the site is back with a new report which deals with a rumor that cropped up over the weekend. That rumor? That “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller was in talks to take on a direct “Man of Steel” sequel at Warner Bros. Pictures – a film that has NOT as yet been announced as part of their slate for the DC Comics cinematic universe.

The new report seems to confirm that the studio is not moving fast on the project, in fact it is on “permanent hold” and Miller’s talks with the studio have been regarding “which forthcoming comic book property for him to take on” rather than having already settled on a “Man of Steel 2”.

So what does “permanent hold” mean? No-one is quite sure at the moment, and there is the possibility that the project has been scrapped altogether. If not, it’s looking like it might not go ahead until their current slate is over which means it won’t hit cinemas until the second half of 2020 at the earliest.

Were Miller to hop onboard, the schedule could be shuffled to incorporate it earlier like it is being done with the Ben Affleck-directed solo Batman film which is rumored to be a trilogy launcher. That assumes though that Miller is interested, which has not been confirmed by anyone at this point.