Monday, November 30, 2009

Waiting for Superman?

If you are, then, well, don’t hold your breath.

Yep, you heard that right, we’re going to all be waiting on well, not so much Superman as his next film. To be sure, given the lackluster turnout for the last Superman film,you can hardly blame us for yawning. Still, if you had been hoping that Warner Bros. would make every effort to get a Superman movie into theaters before their 2012 deadline for the character rights, then, well then, you’re SOL because a new report indicates that Warner intends to keep the franchise on ice at least for the time being.

Celebrity blogger, Anne Thompson, writes that:

despite the perceived need to get a new Superman movie in production before 2011 in order to avoid paying penalty to the heirs of the character's creators, Warners are planning to stay quiet on the Superman front for the simple reason that they don't know what else to do:

Furthermore, Thompson has indicated that while it is a priority for the studio to find the right direction for the character and if director Bryan Singer is willing to do that, fine, but if he gets in the way, he may not stay with the project. Apparently, while there are no writers currently working on a Superman script.

According to one popular entertainment site:

Considering Warners have three of DC's most popular comic writers consulting for the studio on DC-related projects (including Grant Morrison, who wrote the critically-acclaimed, award winning All Star Superman), the idea that the studio can't come up with a direction for the character is kind of mind-boggling, and perhaps points to a reason why Marvel Studios needn't worry about the competition just yet.

Personally, if Warner wants to ever get their flagship character back up into the air, they really have to stop having him go up against Lex Luthor in yet another Real Estate scheme, and have him fight, well anybody else in the Man of Steel’s Rogue’s Gallery. Yeah, I know that thet whol romance angle with Lois worked on TV, but on the big screen audiences want just a tad more flash, sizzle, and well, flat-out action.

1 comment:

Sol (Frederick) Badguy said...

After the disappointing RETURNS flick I still hope for a good substitute coming soon, but they freeze the project? That is so cruel

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