Thursday, July 3, 2008

Who Will Do The Next Superman?

I thought Brian Singer was in line to make another Superman film but we find from /film that Mark Miller may be planning next project as a revamp:

“Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to reinvent Superman for the 21st century,” said Millar. “I’ve been planning this my entire life. I’ve got my director and producer set up, and it’ll be 2011. This is how far ahead you have to think. The Superman brand is toxic after that last movie lost [a good chunk of change], but in 2011 we’re hoping to restart it. Sadly I can’t say who the director is, but we may make it official by Christmas.”

This may be the worst news I've heard all year. I love what Bryan Singer did for the Superman Franchise. I think it's terrible he gets so much flack for Superman Returns. He created the movie as a nostalgic experience to bring Superman back into the limelight by recalling what Superman meant in the older films. Sure that nostalgia doesn't really apply if you haven't seen Christopher Reeves in the tights, but it is completely functional for those who have. If you haven't, I suggest you watch all 5 in a week span and come back and tell me your opinion His entire plan for that film was to bring back a feeling that Superman hasn't given us years. I think WB needs to take a look at what Singer did for X-Men 2 and realize that this second time around he can create pure Superhero gold. I'm pulling for Singer all the way.... actually I'd like to see them both. BUT, if I had to choose one person to head the project over another, it would be Singer.
Posted by Derek Clem at 3:06 AM |  

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