Back in October of 2007, Mark Millar (Wanted) said he was going to pitch Warner Bros. Pictures his vision of the “Superman” franchise. Now, just a few days ago, he told the Daily Record he is taking it a step further:
But Mark’s big dream is making a Superman movie.
He said: “Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to reinvent Superman for the 21st century.
“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 $200 million, 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.
“But fingers crossed it could work out, that would be my lifetime’s dream.”
Millar later clarified on his message boards:
That Superman news is interesting, isn’t it? In the interests of clarity (because I’m sure this will be picked up somewhere) a very well known American action director heard about my love of Superman, approached my and asked me to team up with he and his producer to make a pitch for this. We’ve been talking for several weeks now and, if this is going to happen, we’ll know by Christmas. He has huge pull at WB so fingers crossed. But this is nothing more than a huge US name pulling me into his fold and making me part of a package.”
Back in March, Bryan Singer said he was still developing the sequel and in April, Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull described a sequel in which we’d see “Superman as more of an angry god.” We’ll have to wait and see how this all turns out.