According to posts on Mark Millar's official website, Warner Bros. has at least for now nixed plans for a trilogy of films featuring the Man of Steel. Warner Bros. had been promising for years that another Superman movie was in the works, and it looked like that promise was going to come true late last year.
In a 2008 interview with Empireonline.com, Millar revealed that he had just pitched the idea for an 8-hour “Magnum Opus” of Superman stories. The stories would be broken up into 3 movies that would be released a year after each other, much like how the Lord of the Rings films were. Millar went on later to say that a big name director had agreed to the films.
When Millar posted that the project had be scrapped, the writer claimed that the reason Warner Bros. said no was that the studios were being cautious at the time towards any live action Superman film. However, Warner Bros. and DC Comics apparently are not afraid of releasing an animated version of Superman, as they announced earlier this month that a new Batman/ Superman film was to be released later this fall under the DC Universe line.