“Superman” film franchise will reboot
“‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov told the Wall Street Journal. “It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned.” “Had ‘Superman’ worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009,” he adds.
“But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all.”
Does this mean Brandon Routh is out? Bryan Singer is done? The article doesn’t make that clear, but it’s certainly a possibility.
For those who loved the Richard Donner film (films if you count II as essentially Donner), then “Superman Returns” returned to that world and wrapped those films up admirably.
I’m a huge “Superman” fan, so I’m likely in line for whatever WB tries to do. But you don’t have to go far to find out how much Warner’s didn’t understand the Man of Steel in the not-so-distant past. As I said when I reviewed the excellent book “Hollywood vs. Superman”:
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