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.rediff.com/ azhar ali

    what about doomsday as main opponent of superman with darkseid as special appeariance?
    that would be a uber duber cool movie!

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

      Doomsday’ a bad idea because then you HAVE to go into the whole death of SUperman thing in the film and well…don’t know how good that’d come out. Darkside is too cosmic a villain to be handled in a film where the ONLY super powered villains he’s fought were other Kryptonians. If it’s a reboot, maybe they coul have Darkside try and take the planet. Have Supes fight and loose the first major battle, go into hiding and training and then have him lead the rebellion to save humanity. Something epic.

  • http://www.rediff.com azhar ali

    what about doomsday as main opponent of superman with darkseid as special appeariance?
    that would be a uber duber cool movie!

    • Dedpool

      Doomsday’ a bad idea because then you HAVE to go into the whole death of SUperman thing in the film and well…don’t know how good that’d come out. Darkside is too cosmic a villain to be handled in a film where the ONLY super powered villains he’s fought were other Kryptonians. If it’s a reboot, maybe they coul have Darkside try and take the planet. Have Supes fight and loose the first major battle, go into hiding and training and then have him lead the rebellion to save humanity. Something epic.

  • Brandonburroughs2112

    No, if I remember correctly Doomsday appeared before the death of superman once. Superman battles him and won by placing him on the darside of mars locked up in a cage that secluded him from getting light

  • Brandonburroughs2112

    No, if I remember correctly Doomsday appeared before the death of superman once. Superman battles him and won by placing him on the darside of mars locked up in a cage that secluded him from getting light

  • Bgalaxy1

    They really need Tom Welling to play superman!!!!

  • BigD

    I think they need to go back to the drawing board and re-launch superman like they did with the dark knight. They don’t have to come up with their own story lines or sagas like Singer tried to. We are just interested in a modern day version of superman with all the latest visual effects and cooler action scenes. I think they need to shoot a doomsday, brainiac and then Justice league movie.That would be cool! We need to see more action and less romance. We need to see why Superman is “the man of steal”!!!!!