Superman Reboot is Officially Confirmed

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On Friday, the Wall Street Journal ran an article that featured an interview with Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov, in which the Prez talked about his studio’s past, present, and future projects. One of the topics that came up was “Superman Returns”, and the WB’s hopes for it back in 2006 when the film was made and released. Robinov then goes on to say what we’ve already reported here, that Warner Bros. plans to go the “Batman Begins” route with Supes — that is, they are going to relaunch it, and pretend like Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” never happen.

But don’t take my word for it — here’s the Big Man on Campus himself to the WSJ:

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes — known as “Batman vs. Superman” — after the $215 million “Superman Returns,” which had disappointing box-office returns, didn’t please executives. “‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” says Mr. Robinov. “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.”

Shelving the “Batman vs. Superman” movie is a good idea. The only way to pit Superman against Batman is to do Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” — that is the ULTIMATE Superman vs. Batman story. Everything else is chop liver.

In any case, yeah, Warner Bros. is going to reboot Superman. AGAIN.

So what does this mean for Singer’s planned “The Man of Steel”? Um, not so good?

Superman Reboot

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  • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t read the article… I was to bussy staring….

  • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t read the article… I was to bussy staring….

  • ed

    they don’t even need to make the movie. a 2-hour slide-show of the above actor as costumed…would…suffice.

  • ed

    they don’t even need to make the movie. a 2-hour slide-show of the above actor as costumed…would…suffice.

  • Alfonso R freeman II

    if they reboot superman. the guy they pick needs to be well build. no more scrony guys. superman needs to look like superman.

  • Alfonso R freeman II

    if they reboot superman. the guy they pick needs to be well build. no more scrony guys. superman needs to look like superman.

  • Romeo Garcia

    I mean SUPERMAN RETURNS wasnt too bad…I think the problem was that SINGER focus the movie in CLARK AND LOUIS and not in SUPERMAN and that was a mistake..Everybody wants to see SUPER make this stuff…not see the remantic past

  • http://html Romeo Garcia

    I mean SUPERMAN RETURNS wasnt too bad…I think the problem was that SINGER focus the movie in CLARK AND LOUIS and not in SUPERMAN and that was a mistake..Everybody wants to see SUPER make this stuff…not see the remantic past

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    The problem with the Superman franchise is that other than Superman II, there hasn’t been anything to really show how super he is. I mean How many times is he going to have to stop missles, eathquakes and natural disasters. Where’s the epic battles between Metallo, Brainiac, or hell even Bizzaro would work if done really dark. I want to see building collapsing from the battle. I want something to actually challenge Superman. That’s what’s missing.

    • superita

      I agree.. superman returns had some good scenes. Lex luthor should not have been his arch enemy in this movie. been there..done that. His opponent needs to be much darker.. It should have been much more over the top. Lets see some carnage. superman can handle much more!

  • Deadpool3678

    The problem with the Superman franchise is that other than Superman II, there hasn’t been anything to really show how super he is. I mean How many times is he going to have to stop missles, eathquakes and natural disasters. Where’s the epic battles between Metallo, Brainiac, or hell even Bizzaro would work if done really dark. I want to see building collapsing from the battle. I want something to actually challenge Superman. That’s what’s missing.

    • superita

      I agree.. superman returns had some good scenes. Lex luthor should not have been his arch enemy in this movie. been there..done that. His opponent needs to be much darker.. It should have been much more over the top. Lets see some carnage. superman can handle much more!