A few weeks back, a rumor began swirling around the internet saying that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was being considered by Warner Bros. to take the helm of an upcoming DC Comics adaptation - specifically Man of Steel 2. Sadly, it doesn't seem as though that's actually going to happen, with follow-up reports squashing that story, but if Miller does have any interest in taking on one of DC's upcoming movies, he has a key figure in his corner: Zack Snyder.
News.com.au recently had the chance to chat with Snyder, and it was after a brief chat about Mad Max: Fury Road that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director offered his support for the idea of a George Miller DC Comics movie. The filmmaker lauded the Australian's most recent epic, complimenting the amazing artistic vision, and was even more enthusiastic about the idea of him taking on his own superhero story. Said Snyder,
George doing one of the DC movies? Oh my God, absolutely. George can do anything he wants, in my opinion. We haven’t talked about it, and to be frank I just didn't know what he was thinking of doing next. But yeah, if I was to think he had any interest in them of course I’m happy to talk to him.
Of course, those who follow developments in the comic book movie world know that George Miller taking on a DC Cinematic Universe chapter wouldn't actually be his first time working within that brand. It was nearly a full decade ago that he actually signed on to make Justice League: Mortal, a film that would have been the first ever live-action Justice League movie. The project actually got fairly deep into development, and even had a cast that included D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Armie Hammer (Batman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), Teresa Palmer (Talia al Ghul), Common (Green Lantern), Adam Brody (The Flash) and Jay Baruchel (Maxwell Lord). Unfortunately, this movie was in the works right around the time of the 2007-2008 Writer's Guild of America strike, and as a result the whole thing wound up being shut down.
Now that George Miller is back at the top of his game, it makes sense that he would potentially be considered for a DC Comics property - especially because he worked with Warner Bros. on Mad Max: Fury Road. As Zack Snyder hints, however, there may be a conflict that arises between a potential comic book movie and whatever Miller has plans to make as his next project. At the start of the summer, the filmmaker already began talking about ideas for another Mad Max chapter - potentially titled Mad Max: The Wasteland - and a long enough production schedule on that one could prevent him from making a superhero story in the next few years.
It's not exactly a huge surprise that George Miller would find support from Zack Snyder in this arena, but what do you think about the idea? Hit the comments with your thoughts.