George Miller discusses what he would have done with Superman
Although the rumours of George Miller directing MAN OF STEEL 2 turned out to be false (George did admit to having a meeting with Warner Bros.), it wasn't the first time that the MAD MAX: FURY ROAD director's name had been attached to a Superman film. Back in 2009, his JUSTICE LEAGUE movie was almost ready to go before production was halted and the project was shelved. George Miller chatted with IGN recently and revealed what his plans for Superman would have been:
I think it’s 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.
It's hard to agrue with that, especially as it seems like Batman will be taking up a lot of the screentime in the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Miller did admit that the idea of directing MAN OF STEEL 2 was tempting, but that he would still have to turn down the offer should one be made:
I’ll basically say no. Sorry again, not trying to be coy about it. You have so many things lined up. You just don’t know which one’s going to break [...] the next film I want to do won’t be a Mad Max film. It’ll be a small film. I just want to get away from big action films for a while. But I just can’t help myself. I like to do things which are technically not challenging but technically interesting.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE opens on March 25, 2016.
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