‘Superman Returns’ Scribes Will Not Return for Sequel

Will Man of Steel ever get made? Speculation on the follow-up to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns has been batted around a lot lately, and with Warner Bros. pushing forward their superhero ensemble feature Justice League doesn’t bode well for a Superman solo flight any time soon, and now that it has been made official that Returns scripters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have decided not to return for the sequel WB is taking pitches for the next installment.

Variety also adds fuel to the fire saying, “Industry chatter claimed the studio would start fresh with a new take on the Man of Steel, as if the previous pic never happened.” While I didn’t really think Superman Returns was very good I didn’t think it was Hulk-bad and needs to be forgotten. Apparently the problems seem to be with the introduction of Superman’s son with Lois Lane on top of box-office dollars ($391 million worldwide). Of course if money is mentioned at all we all pretty much know that is the reason, but can you believe we live in a world now were a movie that makes $391 million worldwide is looked at as a relative failure? Yikes, movies sure have changed.

Of course, this is all just speculation and the article goes on to say that WB is still calling it a sequel and Brandon Routh is expected to be back as Supes, which I am cool with since I actually thought Routh was pretty good, at the very least moderately decent.


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