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07.09.2009

The heirs to "Superman" co-creator Jerry Siegel filed suit against both DC Comics and Warner Bros. in years past claiming they were robbed of money throughout various dealings over the years. On Wednesday, a US District Court judge ruled that the Siegels are only allowed to seek profits from DC Comics and not Warner Bros, who obviously had a hand in "Smallville" and the SUPERMAN movies.

OK that's all well and good but what does it mean to the SUPERMAN film franchise? Warner Bros. head Alan Horn testified at the trial about the future of the SUPERMAN franchise at the studio saying that while they "hoped" to make another film, "the property wasn't under development" and "no script had been written." Perhaps even more interesting was the court's ruling that if Warner Bros. did not begin production on a new SUPERMAN movie by 2011, "the Siegels will be able to sue to recover their damages."

So will it be worthwhile to actively begin developing a SUPERMAN movie so that production can begin in two years? Considering how long it took to get SUPERMAN RETURNS made that's not exactly a lot of time...

Extra Tidbit: In 2013 the rights to "Superman" revert to the families of Siegel and co-creator Joe Shuster and no related property may begin without a license from their families.
Source: Variety

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5:06PM on 07/11/2009
The only concern I have is that if a new movie is made, it might be rushed.
The only concern I have is that if a new movie is made, it might be rushed.
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6:21PM on 07/10/2009

Doomsday/Supes Death

It seems obvious to me that a Death of Superman Movie would be insane, if done right. Why doesn't WB start adapting the Graphic Novel? They could do a two or three parter. I don't. I just imagine Supes and Doomsday detroying Metropolis while they fight each other would be an awesome treat. Especially with today's technology.
It seems obvious to me that a Death of Superman Movie would be insane, if done right. Why doesn't WB start adapting the Graphic Novel? They could do a two or three parter. I don't. I just imagine Supes and Doomsday detroying Metropolis while they fight each other would be an awesome treat. Especially with today's technology.
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1:33PM on 07/10/2009

and dont let Millar near Supes

sounds good on paper, but if u actually listen to him he wants only 3 movies with Supes losing his powers at the end. what a fuckin retard.
sounds good on paper, but if u actually listen to him he wants only 3 movies with Supes losing his powers at the end. what a fuckin retard.
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1:33PM on 07/10/2009

and dont let Millar near Supes

sounds good on paper, but if u actually listen to him he wants only 3 movies with Supes losing his powers at the end. what a fuckin retard.
sounds good on paper, but if u actually listen to him he wants only 3 movies with Supes losing his powers at the end. what a fuckin retard.
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9:33AM on 07/10/2009
Singer wasn't finished. Let him.
Singer wasn't finished. Let him.
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7:57AM on 07/10/2009

Shut up

Bryan Singer ruined the Superman franchise. I don't care who they hire, just don't bring that amateur back.
Bryan Singer ruined the Superman franchise. I don't care who they hire, just don't bring that amateur back.
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3:50AM on 07/10/2009

BRING SINGER BACK! NOW!!!

He had a plan for the sequel, and is the only guy who can bring us another film so quickly due to that plan.

Starting from scratch means a rush job, which means EPIC FAIL!

Plus Returns was pretty damn good, and I want a sequel.
He had a plan for the sequel, and is the only guy who can bring us another film so quickly due to that plan.

Starting from scratch means a rush job, which means EPIC FAIL!

Plus Returns was pretty damn good, and I want a sequel.
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3:09AM on 07/10/2009

Singer!!!

Bring back Singer!!!!
Bring back Singer!!!!
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2:05AM on 07/10/2009
I would love to see another Supes film and lets hope they manage to it, however if they rush it, it'll likely suck.
I would love to see another Supes film and lets hope they manage to it, however if they rush it, it'll likely suck.
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12:23AM on 07/10/2009
I'm a big fan of Singer and what he did for comic book movies, but I don't know, maybe because I was too young to really get into the Reeves superman stuff, but I think they should redo this franchise.
And they need to make superman a bit more vulnerable and have a real villain to contend with like Bizarro or something. And have them duke it out in some pretty cool scenes where they're smashing everything to shit. Because just being a supergod all the time and only being weakened by Kryptonite
I'm a big fan of Singer and what he did for comic book movies, but I don't know, maybe because I was too young to really get into the Reeves superman stuff, but I think they should redo this franchise.
And they need to make superman a bit more vulnerable and have a real villain to contend with like Bizarro or something. And have them duke it out in some pretty cool scenes where they're smashing everything to shit. Because just being a supergod all the time and only being weakened by Kryptonite is super-lame.
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10:54PM on 07/09/2009

Please GOD!

Lets get straight to the point. Need to ditch Singer and his writing pals. I don't want them near the next Supes movie. Mark Millar says he has a trilogy all laid out and we need him and a new director and we are solid man! We need new something fresh and a new direction!
Lets get straight to the point. Need to ditch Singer and his writing pals. I don't want them near the next Supes movie. Mark Millar says he has a trilogy all laid out and we need him and a new director and we are solid man! We need new something fresh and a new direction!
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10:35PM on 07/09/2009
I would also love to see an older Superman. As far as a story goes I think they should draw from the Kingdom Come mini-series. It doesn't necessarily have to be a straight up adaptation, but I'm attracted to the idea of something happening that causes Superman to give up on humanity. I'd also like to see Batman show up in a Superman flick (or vice versa) because I really enjoy the relationship between the two.
I would also love to see an older Superman. As far as a story goes I think they should draw from the Kingdom Come mini-series. It doesn't necessarily have to be a straight up adaptation, but I'm attracted to the idea of something happening that causes Superman to give up on humanity. I'd also like to see Batman show up in a Superman flick (or vice versa) because I really enjoy the relationship between the two.
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8:27PM on 07/09/2009

Ughh..

Supes needs to be fuckin BIG and older too. Like Alex Ross's drawings. I dont want another 20 year old skinny kid playing The Man of Steel.
Supes needs to be fuckin BIG and older too. Like Alex Ross's drawings. I dont want another 20 year old skinny kid playing The Man of Steel.
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12:27AM on 07/10/2009
Exactly! Superman can move planets for christssake! He should at least be ripped
Exactly! Superman can move planets for christssake! He should at least be ripped
7:00PM on 07/09/2009

Yup!

A new Superman franchise is needed. Now I liked Superman Returns and Brandon Routh was perfect, but it's about time they get another going, Routh maybe a bit too old(maybe). So I do hope they take this more seriously and get this comic icon back on the screen.
A new Superman franchise is needed. Now I liked Superman Returns and Brandon Routh was perfect, but it's about time they get another going, Routh maybe a bit too old(maybe). So I do hope they take this more seriously and get this comic icon back on the screen.
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6:23PM on 07/09/2009

Doomsday

We need Doomsday, but that would work best in 2-3 films (to really be able to fully include "funeral," "world without," and "reign," of course)
We need Doomsday, but that would work best in 2-3 films (to really be able to fully include "funeral," "world without," and "reign," of course)
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5:41PM on 07/09/2009
I agree they need to choose a different path for Superman. Returns was a good movie but there does need to be a change. Everyone is bored with Lex and craving a new villain.
I agree they need to choose a different path for Superman. Returns was a good movie but there does need to be a change. Everyone is bored with Lex and craving a new villain.
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5:40PM on 07/09/2009

I want to see Man of Steel

Just have Singer do Man of Steel and continue from Returns, otherwise this will sit in development hell for years. SR had its flaws, but I accepted on the fact that it was Singer re-introducing Superman, and hopefully would build up in the sequel. I'm sad that'll never happen now.
Just have Singer do Man of Steel and continue from Returns, otherwise this will sit in development hell for years. SR had its flaws, but I accepted on the fact that it was Singer re-introducing Superman, and hopefully would build up in the sequel. I'm sad that'll never happen now.
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5:18PM on 07/09/2009

make a new one

I loved Superman Returns enough that it is on my TOP TEN FAVORITE FILMS. I know i am the minority but i will stick up for the beauty of that film any day of the week.
I loved Superman Returns enough that it is on my TOP TEN FAVORITE FILMS. I know i am the minority but i will stick up for the beauty of that film any day of the week.
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3:06PM on 07/09/2009

Best. Judge. Ever.

Seriously, it's taken long enough already! Bring it on!
Seriously, it's taken long enough already! Bring it on!
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2:29PM on 07/09/2009

Why not make one more?

But if they don't want to make Brainiac the lead villain, then they shouldn't even fucking bother.
But if they don't want to make Brainiac the lead villain, then they shouldn't even fucking bother.
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1:53PM on 07/09/2009

Move On

It's time to completely get rid of the Christopher Reeves Superman. I liked Brandon Routh, but it's time to move in a new direction. Do a Superman movie, where he actually kicks ass and isn't brooding all the time.
It's time to completely get rid of the Christopher Reeves Superman. I liked Brandon Routh, but it's time to move in a new direction. Do a Superman movie, where he actually kicks ass and isn't brooding all the time.
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1:37PM on 07/09/2009
I'm only sorry they won't get Brandon Routh back. I thought he was a good Superman.
I'm only sorry they won't get Brandon Routh back. I thought he was a good Superman.
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1:14PM on 07/09/2009

USE THE STORY...

In the graphic novel BIRTHRIGHT as the outline. Its perfect with action, new takes and all around perfection. USE IT!
In the graphic novel BIRTHRIGHT as the outline. Its perfect with action, new takes and all around perfection. USE IT!
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12:46PM on 07/09/2009

Uh NOOOOOOOOO

This means a rushed job ala Fantastic Four ROTSS
This means a rushed job ala Fantastic Four ROTSS
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12:39PM on 07/09/2009

hmmm. It's a tough one.

I have always felt a reboot was the best option.
I still think they can make a darker Superman, but nothing like Batman.
Batman's ideas are to scare villains away from doing crime, rather than inspire good, more of superstition.
Superman is about inspiring people to do good, that they donít have to use their strengths for their own personal benefit all the time.
I still think a Superman film could be interesting. Why the suit? Do we really need him? Etc.
I have always felt a reboot was the best option.
I still think they can make a darker Superman, but nothing like Batman.
Batman's ideas are to scare villains away from doing crime, rather than inspire good, more of superstition.
Superman is about inspiring people to do good, that they donít have to use their strengths for their own personal benefit all the time.
I still think a Superman film could be interesting. Why the suit? Do we really need him? Etc.
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12:28PM on 07/09/2009

i liked it

bryan singer did a great job and routh had the voice and mannerisms so christopher reeves-ish, it was scary. let's hope they siderail lex all together and give him Doomsday!
bryan singer did a great job and routh had the voice and mannerisms so christopher reeves-ish, it was scary. let's hope they siderail lex all together and give him Doomsday!
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11:23AM on 07/09/2009
Make it like:
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Including the part with a "evil" superman.

And I would gladly go pay and see it.
Make it like:
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Including the part with a "evil" superman.

And I would gladly go pay and see it.
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11:19AM on 07/09/2009

Beatrix is right

Routh was good. It was the script and the direction they took it in that wasn't good. Superson was hideous, as was Luthor's plot.

Routh yes. Singer no.
Routh was good. It was the script and the direction they took it in that wasn't good. Superson was hideous, as was Luthor's plot.

Routh yes. Singer no.
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12:15PM on 07/09/2009
What I don't get is they want to take it in this so called "dark" direction, but when was he ever really dark? That's Batman's thing.
That's why there's such a good contrast between the two heroes.
What I don't get is they want to take it in this so called "dark" direction, but when was he ever really dark? That's Batman's thing.
That's why there's such a good contrast between the two heroes.
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10:55AM on 07/09/2009
this could potentially be WB's last Superman film, so they should go all out over the top. Superman VS Zombie Robots.
this could potentially be WB's last Superman film, so they should go all out over the top. Superman VS Zombie Robots.
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10:40AM on 07/09/2009

Make him mean!

We could use a more gritty, even older Superman. The kind we saw fight Batman in the original Dark Knight series by Frank Miller. That would be nice for a change. Honkey-dorey, apple pie, shit grin superheroes just aren't cutting it anymore.
We could use a more gritty, even older Superman. The kind we saw fight Batman in the original Dark Knight series by Frank Miller. That would be nice for a change. Honkey-dorey, apple pie, shit grin superheroes just aren't cutting it anymore.
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10:34AM on 07/09/2009
Well since Routh's contract expired then maybe it won't be him. I liked Routh, I think he fit the part more than he's getting credit for.

It's not his fault the script was kinda crappy.
Well since Routh's contract expired then maybe it won't be him. I liked Routh, I think he fit the part more than he's getting credit for.

It's not his fault the script was kinda crappy.
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10:28AM on 07/09/2009
Wachowski Bros?
I sure hope so!!
Wachowski Bros?
I sure hope so!!
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10:23AM on 07/09/2009
Hated Routh. Hopefully they get someone who can act this time.
Hated Routh. Hopefully they get someone who can act this time.
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10:14AM on 07/09/2009
I liked Returns, and also like Brandon Routh in the role. I hope if a sequel is made here in the near future that Routh will still get the part.
I liked Returns, and also like Brandon Routh in the role. I hope if a sequel is made here in the near future that Routh will still get the part.
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10:03AM on 07/09/2009
Why isn't the Avatar I chose showing up?
Why isn't the Avatar I chose showing up?
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11:29AM on 07/09/2009
Good question. Can you try deleting and reupping your avatar?
Good question. Can you try deleting and reupping your avatar?
9:52AM on 07/09/2009
If they are going to reboot/reimagine the series, I hope it's done more like the last Hulk movie where they introduce the character but mostly allude to things that are canon. We don't need a 30-45 minute segment of baby Clark Kent and his parents learning he's different, et al.
There is no on in America who will look at the movie listings and say "Hmmm... Super. Man. I wonder what that's about. Or is it Superman? I'll have to ask someone who's ever been alive in America since the 40s."
If they are going to reboot/reimagine the series, I hope it's done more like the last Hulk movie where they introduce the character but mostly allude to things that are canon. We don't need a 30-45 minute segment of baby Clark Kent and his parents learning he's different, et al.
There is no on in America who will look at the movie listings and say "Hmmm... Super. Man. I wonder what that's about. Or is it Superman? I'll have to ask someone who's ever been alive in America since the 40s." People KNOW who he is. Get a good villain and make a great story.
PS not every story has to be dark. He can just have trouble balancing his work/super life. Maybe Supes 2 or 3 he can be all turmoil-y about his wants vs responsibilities.
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9:48AM on 07/09/2009
Hopefully the next movie will be of the same quality as the Nolan Batman franchise.
Hopefully the next movie will be of the same quality as the Nolan Batman franchise.
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9:45AM on 07/09/2009
Reboot it. Superman Returns were for people who grew up with the original if you walked into Superman Returns without seeing the two prior Superman films you don't know what the hell is happening.
Reboot it. Superman Returns were for people who grew up with the original if you walked into Superman Returns without seeing the two prior Superman films you don't know what the hell is happening.
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9:19AM on 07/09/2009
No Singer, or worse, no Routh, not interested.
No Singer, or worse, no Routh, not interested.
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9:12AM on 07/09/2009
I'm only sorry they won't get Brandon Routh back. I thought he was a good Superman.
I'm only sorry they won't get Brandon Routh back. I thought he was a good Superman.
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9:10AM on 07/09/2009
I hate to admit it, but I am really getting burned out on superhero movies. Especially reboots of reboots. The latest Hulk wouldn't have been as bad in my mind if it wasn't the 2nd try in just a few years.

If anything, I think we should try to get some more new properties and shun these constant reboots.
I hate to admit it, but I am really getting burned out on superhero movies. Especially reboots of reboots. The latest Hulk wouldn't have been as bad in my mind if it wasn't the 2nd try in just a few years.

If anything, I think we should try to get some more new properties and shun these constant reboots.
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9:08AM on 07/09/2009
I'm up for another movie. I just hope they can get it to the level they had with the first two films.
I'm up for another movie. I just hope they can get it to the level they had with the first two films.
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