There’s been a lot of talk about George Miller and Superman recently. A short while back it was rumored that the director was the front-runner to direct a planned Man Of Steel sequel for the studio and he has since gone on to deny that. It’s worth noting though that denials aren’t always fact. But we will talk about that more later. This isn’t the first time that Miller would have taken a crack at the DC Comics character as he was at point working on a Justice League film that was eventually scrapped. While speaking with IGN recently, Miller commented on that project and revealed what he would have done different with his take on Superman.
“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.”
George Miller is well known for his use of practical effects in his films. Would he have gone practical or would he have leaned on CG in order to bring the characters powers to life on the screen? Miller had the following to say regarding that matter.
“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.”
When asked about the rumors that he may be directing the sequel to Man Of Steel, George Miller denied the rumors but the manner and way that he did it is a bit questionable. Perhaps the director is actually just denying his involvement with the project until it’s officially confirmed.
“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.”
Myself? I’m not buying the denial anymore. Let us know what you think of George Miller’s comments and whether or not you think he actually is involved with the project in the box below.