The Man of Steel gets shafted for the Mayor of Castro Street?
Anne Thompson at Variety has posted some interesting (and disconcerting) info about the “Superman” franchise, new Justice League movie and a possible third Batman flick:
Speaking of DC Comics pics, it is highly unlikely that Bryan Singer will return to shoot the next Superman movie. (The director is finishing up Tom Cruise’s Nazi film Valkyrie, and prepping The Mayor of Castro Street). The next Superman we will see on the big screen will not be Brandon Routh, but a younger Superman among a cast of youthful superheroes in The Justice League. That movie will likely not be shot, however, until after the WGA strike is resolved. Warners is so happy with Dark Knight that their fondest hope is that Nolan will return to do another Batman.
Oh no, not again. If Singer doesn’t return to the Superman franchise, a franchise he supposedly loves so much, we’re going to be stuck with another X-Men 3 on our hands – and we all remember how well that turned out.
Superman: Man of Steel, the sequel to 2005’s franchise rejuvenator Superman Returns, seems like a lost hope. Maybe Singer will at least stay on to executive produce. Then again, he seems to have a knack for completely abandoning projects and taking his entire crew with him…