Bryan Singer May or May Not be Involved in Superman’s Future

I loved Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns”. I loved everything about it, except for one thing: Lex Luthor. Yeah yeah, all the movie critics ranted and raved about how Kevin Spacey was great, about how he stole the show, blah blah blah. But to me, in a movie about what having a real Superman in our midst would be like, Lex Luthor completely torpedoed that cinematic faux reality for me. He turned the whole shebang into a cheesy comic book movie. Yes, it was a movie based on a comic book, etc, but it was as real as a movie based on a comic book could possibly be with a living God among us … except for Lex Luthor and his comic book villain schemes. Because of that, I have to skip over huge parts of “Superman Returns” whenever I slip in the DVD. Damn you, Lex Luthor!

Anyways, so what’s the status of Bryan Singer and the “Superman Returns” sequel, tentatively called “The Man of Steel”? Not so hot, apparently. UGO has an interview with the main man, and after a lot of heeing and hawing, here’s what he had to say about his involvement (or lack thereof) with Warner Bros’ plans for another Superman movie:

I love Superman and I can not tell you anything else. I, uh…… I am not officially involved in the talk, no. I have relationships with Warner Brothers and with the character and, and, and, and it’s just the way things work out.

When asked if he was officially “divorced” from the project and character, Singer said, “No”. But it wasn’t like a “Hell no!” it was more like a, “I don’t think so, no”.

Now what does all this mean, Basil? Probably that the chances of Singer still being involved in “The Man of Steel” is very slim. Warner Bros. has given in to peer pressure that told them “Superman Returns” was not as good as it was, much similar to how Marvel gave in to the misconception that Ang Lee’s “Hulk” was not quality cinema and needed to be “rebooted”. The WB seems to be heading in that direction, never you mind that “Superman Returns” is barely a few years old, and in my mind, is hugely misunderstood. Except for the whole Lex Luthor thing, I mean. That, though, was just pure crap.

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  • joni

    …is hugely miss understood? no it is not, Superman Return = SUCKS !! as simple as that.

  • joni

    …is hugely miss understood? no it is not, Superman Return = SUCKS !! as simple as that.

  • ho66

    SUPERMAN RETURNS RULES!!!!! And you all know it, i really hope bryan singer does a sequel to it cuz it will be awesome sooooo awesome, cuz i think hes got big plans for the sequel, and for there to be alot more action in it, superman returns was just a great build up for an explosive sequel that i really hope he does. but should he not then i really hope someone does do another superman movie cuz i love everything about superman, all the movies the comics and smallville, there all awesome, and if bryan doesnt do a sequel and wb go for a reboot then thats fine by me just as long as we get a superman movie, but i want a suquel to superman returns so please lord let that happen.

  • ho66

    SUPERMAN RETURNS RULES!!!!! And you all know it, i really hope bryan singer does a sequel to it cuz it will be awesome sooooo awesome, cuz i think hes got big plans for the sequel, and for there to be alot more action in it, superman returns was just a great build up for an explosive sequel that i really hope he does. but should he not then i really hope someone does do another superman movie cuz i love everything about superman, all the movies the comics and smallville, there all awesome, and if bryan doesnt do a sequel and wb go for a reboot then thats fine by me just as long as we get a superman movie, but i want a suquel to superman returns so please lord let that happen.

  • joergn

    Guess, the problem with “Superman returns” was, that it was just a recap of the 1st Superman-movie. There wasn´t anything new, original or at least exciting in it. You can´t blame Spacey, he just did some sort of a Hackman-impersonation. What the creators need is a more modern day-setting, new villains and a bit more action. After all, it´s not 1978 anymore and someone should have told Singer before the shooting.

  • joergn

    Guess, the problem with “Superman returns” was, that it was just a recap of the 1st Superman-movie. There wasn´t anything new, original or at least exciting in it. You can´t blame Spacey, he just did some sort of a Hackman-impersonation. What the creators need is a more modern day-setting, new villains and a bit more action. After all, it´s not 1978 anymore and someone should have told Singer before the shooting.

  • Dr.J

    Superman Returns good???Did we see the same movie?? It was not only not entertaining, but it also includes certain things that are idiotically unbelievable. Superman has a son?? an island partially made up of kryptonite and while he flys there…senses nothing??then charges up with the sun only to actually pick this huge chunk of kryptonite up. Yeah right. Since the comics and the movies…these things have never been possible. The retelling of the story was done in minutes and didn’t interfere with the story. The problem wasn’t Spacey, the problem was there was no story to make a movie. In regards to the Hulk, that was a movie with story. Actually too much story for a comic book movie where there were real characters based on the comic facts. In Superman Returns, the comic facts were ignored. Definite need to overhaul the story to modern times, the question is what to do with all the junk that they invented in Superman Returns.

  • Dr.J

    Superman Returns good???Did we see the same movie?? It was not only not entertaining, but it also includes certain things that are idiotically unbelievable. Superman has a son?? an island partially made up of kryptonite and while he flys there…senses nothing??then charges up with the sun only to actually pick this huge chunk of kryptonite up. Yeah right. Since the comics and the movies…these things have never been possible. The retelling of the story was done in minutes and didn’t interfere with the story. The problem wasn’t Spacey, the problem was there was no story to make a movie. In regards to the Hulk, that was a movie with story. Actually too much story for a comic book movie where there were real characters based on the comic facts. In Superman Returns, the comic facts were ignored. Definite need to overhaul the story to modern times, the question is what to do with all the junk that they invented in Superman Returns.

  • Steve Austin

    I thought a new movie should erase the past and start fresh cause the 70′s-80′s movies were good but dated. We need a new superman movie.

  • Steve Austin

    I thought a new movie should erase the past and start fresh cause the 70′s-80′s movies were good but dated. We need a new superman movie.