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08.19.2008

SUPERMAN RETURNS Long time friend of onliners and all around cool Variety deputy editor Anne Thompson decided to do a little digging on the status of the SUPERMAN RETURNS follow-up, supposedly titled MAN OF STEEL, and found out, interestingly enough, that the project is a priority at Warner Bros. and they're willing to go at it without RETURNS director Bryan Singer. It seems they weren't impressed enough with Singer's homage to the Richard Donner original to give him free reign with the follow-up. So, if he happens to wanna do it and all parties happen to agree, it's a go. If not, they're prepared to boot his ass off the project and, as one exec mentioned to Thompson: "It might be better to start from scratch." Uh-oh. That didn't work out too well for THE INCREDIBLE HULK now, did it?

Extra Tidbit: SUPERMAN RETURNS had a working title of SUPERMAN REBORN.

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7:49AM on 08/21/2008
As much as I love Bryan Singer's work, I kinda wanna see someone else take the reins. I wasn't a fan of the original films (except I loved the way Christopher Reeves played the character) and I liked how Singer's version was more serious but I think there's more. A new movie as opposed to a remake would be a good thing. Keep the same Superman and everything, just new villains.
As much as I love Bryan Singer's work, I kinda wanna see someone else take the reins. I wasn't a fan of the original films (except I loved the way Christopher Reeves played the character) and I liked how Singer's version was more serious but I think there's more. A new movie as opposed to a remake would be a good thing. Keep the same Superman and everything, just new villains.
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10:57PM on 08/20/2008
After WB got so much shit for every direction they attempted to take before going with Singer's vision, how could they argue with using Donner's template?

Whether or not it was perfect, it was way WAY better than what we almost got. I'm sure Singer's plan was to use what was great about the original films to bring the franchise back to life, and then take it from there. It was a great plan! So I hope he gets the chance to continue.

In my opinion, SR was about as good of a comeback for
After WB got so much shit for every direction they attempted to take before going with Singer's vision, how could they argue with using Donner's template?

Whether or not it was perfect, it was way WAY better than what we almost got. I'm sure Singer's plan was to use what was great about the original films to bring the franchise back to life, and then take it from there. It was a great plan! So I hope he gets the chance to continue.

In my opinion, SR was about as good of a comeback for Supes as I could have hoped for (all things considered). I wasn't crazy about the super kid, or Kate as Lois (as cute as she is). Some of the CGI flying scenes were unnecessary as well. Practical is the way to go with that. But, overall I was very pleased and I would hate to have to start all over.
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4:59PM on 08/20/2008

Not a reboot, just do something fresh

they don't need to reboot the series just do something fresh. Returns was way to much like the first Superman film, right down to some of the dialogue. Plus what I could not understand is why Lex wanted land to sell when he just got some old lady to leave him a very large fortune...if you are going to use Lex get his reasons for being bad from the comics. Whatever they decide it needs to be new and fresh. Also I liked the new hulk movie.
they don't need to reboot the series just do something fresh. Returns was way to much like the first Superman film, right down to some of the dialogue. Plus what I could not understand is why Lex wanted land to sell when he just got some old lady to leave him a very large fortune...if you are going to use Lex get his reasons for being bad from the comics. Whatever they decide it needs to be new and fresh. Also I liked the new hulk movie.
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1:17PM on 08/20/2008
They better not reboot it. Returns was great and I'd love to see where Singer takes it. I don't see why the WB would be unhappy with the film, it did better at the box office than Batman Begins.

The Incredible Hulk was a fun film, but way too cartoonish to take seriously.
They better not reboot it. Returns was great and I'd love to see where Singer takes it. I don't see why the WB would be unhappy with the film, it did better at the box office than Batman Begins.

The Incredible Hulk was a fun film, but way too cartoonish to take seriously.
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12:48PM on 08/20/2008

STOP WITH THE DONNER VERSION!

I hope that they start fresh. The new Hulk film was awesome and better done than the ang lee version. I hope they do start fresh...if it can work for the Batman it should as hell work for Superman!
I hope that they start fresh. The new Hulk film was awesome and better done than the ang lee version. I hope they do start fresh...if it can work for the Batman it should as hell work for Superman!
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12:48PM on 08/20/2008

STOP WITH THE DONNER VERSION!

I hope that they start fresh. The new Hulk film was awesome and better done than the ang lee version. I hope they do start fresh...if it can work for the Batman it should as hell work for Superman!
I hope that they start fresh. The new Hulk film was awesome and better done than the ang lee version. I hope they do start fresh...if it can work for the Batman it should as hell work for Superman!
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11:22AM on 08/20/2008

HEY!

Hulk ruled, ok? It was one of the better movies this summer.
Hulk ruled, ok? It was one of the better movies this summer.
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10:46AM on 08/20/2008
I was actually quite happy with Kate Bosworth's performance. Didn't understand why so many hated her.

While I consider myself a fan of Singer, and enjoyed his homage immensely, I also think his greatest film was "Usual Suspects" (I'm sure many agree), so as long as they maintain the same cast, if they keep Routh & Co. I'm game.
I was actually quite happy with Kate Bosworth's performance. Didn't understand why so many hated her.

While I consider myself a fan of Singer, and enjoyed his homage immensely, I also think his greatest film was "Usual Suspects" (I'm sure many agree), so as long as they maintain the same cast, if they keep Routh & Co. I'm game.
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10:46AM on 08/20/2008
I think the 270M budget included all conceptions of it, ranging back to Tim Burton and Nic Cage's play-or-play contracts. I don't think Singer's movie itself cost 270M, but included a great deal of the Hollywood drama before it.

That being said, Superman Returns played way too hard to the original Donner flick, flat out ripping off some of it (did we really need to see Superman and Lois fly over Metropolis AGAIN???). Luthor has been done to death, he's been present in every one of the
I think the 270M budget included all conceptions of it, ranging back to Tim Burton and Nic Cage's play-or-play contracts. I don't think Singer's movie itself cost 270M, but included a great deal of the Hollywood drama before it.

That being said, Superman Returns played way too hard to the original Donner flick, flat out ripping off some of it (did we really need to see Superman and Lois fly over Metropolis AGAIN???). Luthor has been done to death, he's been present in every one of the movies, and the primary villain in most.

This isn't Batman where it is more reality based... Superman is a freakin' alien after all! No reason why you can't do Brainiac, Darkseid, Bizarro, or some of the more "out there" villains.
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9:12AM on 08/20/2008
I didn't hate Returns like others and Routh was perfectly cast...now Bosworth, that's a different story.

And hey! I loved the new Hulk film.
I didn't hate Returns like others and Routh was perfectly cast...now Bosworth, that's a different story.

And hey! I loved the new Hulk film.
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8:48AM on 08/20/2008
The biggest problem for WB was that Singer went way over budget with his $270m and barely made it back.

Reboot or not, get Singer, Routh, Spacey & Bosworth in. Plz don't drop them, they were great. It'll work with a decent script (i.e. villan).
The biggest problem for WB was that Singer went way over budget with his $270m and barely made it back.

Reboot or not, get Singer, Routh, Spacey & Bosworth in. Plz don't drop them, they were great. It'll work with a decent script (i.e. villan).
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7:30AM on 08/20/2008

Maybe?

I didn't hate Superman Returns but I also thought that is was mediocre at best. Keep Routh and bring in a new director that will introduce some much needed action and a new powerful Super-Foe!!!
I didn't hate Superman Returns but I also thought that is was mediocre at best. Keep Routh and bring in a new director that will introduce some much needed action and a new powerful Super-Foe!!!
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6:59AM on 08/20/2008

i agree with the reboot

as much as i love Singer's work and dont get me wrong Superman Returns was a good movie, it wasnt done with its target audience in mind. Not many 5 to 18 year olds have seen the original Donner Superman films, so when given a bit of drama and more story than action its easy to see why it didnt do as well as hoped. That said, i think Superman should be taken in more of a comic book way, unlike Batman where the villans need to be kept down to earth, superman needs some crazy off the wall villans
as much as i love Singer's work and dont get me wrong Superman Returns was a good movie, it wasnt done with its target audience in mind. Not many 5 to 18 year olds have seen the original Donner Superman films, so when given a bit of drama and more story than action its easy to see why it didnt do as well as hoped. That said, i think Superman should be taken in more of a comic book way, unlike Batman where the villans need to be kept down to earth, superman needs some crazy off the wall villans to fight, Lex Luthor is cool and all but he could never take a super ass beating, i'd love to see Superman fight someone like Doomsday or Bizarro because i know it would be fantastic to look at. As much as i love Singer, i think a reboot could be done without him, but only if they brought on someone who knew the comics and loved them like Favreau did with Iron Man. No hotshot douchebag directors like Paul WS Anderson or McG, or even worse Brett Ratner.
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6:06AM on 08/20/2008
Superman Returns was a great movie compared to what we could've gotten before Singer stepped in. The other visions before Returns would've been complete disasters.

With that being said, I think Singer should've done a complete reboot.

I understand he didn't want to tread over The original, which is still up ther for me as one of the best comic adaps ever.

But, The original franchise is definitely comparable to The original Batman Franchise before Nolan took it over. Two pretty decent
Superman Returns was a great movie compared to what we could've gotten before Singer stepped in. The other visions before Returns would've been complete disasters.

With that being said, I think Singer should've done a complete reboot.

I understand he didn't want to tread over The original, which is still up ther for me as one of the best comic adaps ever.

But, The original franchise is definitely comparable to The original Batman Franchise before Nolan took it over. Two pretty decent ones and then a slew of shit.

So, why couldn't Singer completely rehaul the Superman franchise? I think as long as it was well written, Donner wouldn't of minded.

Also, In order t fit in with the original two, which, Returns is spposed to do, Lois and Superman were cast too young for my tastes.

The kid story point was also silly to me, but at the same time very intruiging.

I think a reboot would be fine, but a sequel would be okay also, either way the cant loose as long as the script is tight and the dirctor is decent.

As for the tidbit, The new Hulk might not have financially ben as sussessful as they aimed for it to be, but, it was a great movie and needed to be re done if it was t fit in with their new Avengers gameplan.
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3:30AM on 08/20/2008
Why you gotta diss the new HULK movie? The movie and writing was so much better than Ang Lee's version, am I right? Either way, SUPERMAN RETURNS was mediocre at best. It's too bad that WB is still helming these DC projects. It's just not destined to work out.
Why you gotta diss the new HULK movie? The movie and writing was so much better than Ang Lee's version, am I right? Either way, SUPERMAN RETURNS was mediocre at best. It's too bad that WB is still helming these DC projects. It's just not destined to work out.
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3:00AM on 08/20/2008

JUST MAKE IT..

..though I hope they don't bother unless they combine some all-around ass kicking & well thought-out action sequences this time, and get some actual fucking super villains for once.

Oh yeah, and get Bryan Singer back too of course. But please less of that Richard Donner superfluous homage shit.
..though I hope they don't bother unless they combine some all-around ass kicking & well thought-out action sequences this time, and get some actual fucking super villains for once.

Oh yeah, and get Bryan Singer back too of course. But please less of that Richard Donner superfluous homage shit.
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1:23AM on 08/20/2008

get rid of it

why's people keen on having ANOTHER remake/reboot/sequel for supes? There's been like 5 freakin superman movies already!

There's so many other characters/comic books in the DC stable.

How about giving GREEN LANTERN a go?
I pay money to watch that!

why's people keen on having ANOTHER remake/reboot/sequel for supes? There's been like 5 freakin superman movies already!

There's so many other characters/comic books in the DC stable.

How about giving GREEN LANTERN a go?
I pay money to watch that!

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12:52AM on 08/20/2008

The Hulk

The hulk might have not been the smash hit of the summer (at the box office atleast) but it definitely is one of my favourite movies this year. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next one.

As for superman, supes returns was Awful and this franchise is in desperate need for a reboot i think. If it turns out to be half as good as The Incredible Hulk was then i'd be happy with that.
The hulk might have not been the smash hit of the summer (at the box office atleast) but it definitely is one of my favourite movies this year. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next one.

As for superman, supes returns was Awful and this franchise is in desperate need for a reboot i think. If it turns out to be half as good as The Incredible Hulk was then i'd be happy with that.
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12:13AM on 08/20/2008

To Omar

"That didn't work out too well for THE INCREDIBLE HULK now, did it?"

Maybe not at the box office, but it was still a great Hulk movie and way better than Ang Lee's version.

Anyway, Superman Returns could've been so much better if the story was more original and not dependant on what Richard Donner did. A reboot is in place indeed.
"That didn't work out too well for THE INCREDIBLE HULK now, did it?"

Maybe not at the box office, but it was still a great Hulk movie and way better than Ang Lee's version.

Anyway, Superman Returns could've been so much better if the story was more original and not dependant on what Richard Donner did. A reboot is in place indeed.
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11:35PM on 08/19/2008
Wow, if Superman's in this much trouble then hopefully the decision makers at WB will realise that a Wonder Woman movie would be a waste of time and money for EVERYBODY involved (including the audience)
Wow, if Superman's in this much trouble then hopefully the decision makers at WB will realise that a Wonder Woman movie would be a waste of time and money for EVERYBODY involved (including the audience)
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11:25PM on 08/19/2008

well

I didn't really mind Superman Returns besides the whole son thing. That was stupid.
I want their story to continue, but I'm kind of edging for the reboot. As long as they don't dumb it down like they did for the Hulk and instead pull a Batman Begins, I think it would really work out.
I didn't really mind Superman Returns besides the whole son thing. That was stupid.
I want their story to continue, but I'm kind of edging for the reboot. As long as they don't dumb it down like they did for the Hulk and instead pull a Batman Begins, I think it would really work out.
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11:09PM on 08/19/2008
lose bosworth for sure, but let singer have a shot at continuing the story. he knows there needs to be more action and what not. i'm such a huge fan of all the superman movies, and i really don't want a do-over.

remember the last time singer was replaced on a comic book movie? TERRIBLE!
lose bosworth for sure, but let singer have a shot at continuing the story. he knows there needs to be more action and what not. i'm such a huge fan of all the superman movies, and i really don't want a do-over.

remember the last time singer was replaced on a comic book movie? TERRIBLE!
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10:43PM on 08/19/2008

Keep Brandon Routh

I loved Superman Returns, but I understand why a lot of people didn't enjoy it. It was slower paced than most wanted. That said, I hope Singer works things out with the studio, but I don't think he is the only person that can make a great Superman movie, For that matter the same foes for Christoper Nolan and Batman. However, Brandon Routh needs to stay on as Superman. He was perfect in the part. The role also needs some consistency. A good part of what almost ruined the Batman series was an
I loved Superman Returns, but I understand why a lot of people didn't enjoy it. It was slower paced than most wanted. That said, I hope Singer works things out with the studio, but I don't think he is the only person that can make a great Superman movie, For that matter the same foes for Christoper Nolan and Batman. However, Brandon Routh needs to stay on as Superman. He was perfect in the part. The role also needs some consistency. A good part of what almost ruined the Batman series was an inconsistent Batman. Going with a new script or director doesn't mean that a new Superman is needed. Routh was good and needs to be Superman until he gets tired of doing it. As long as I am rambling about this topic, I don't think Bana had anything to do with the Hulk not being a good movie. He could have played the role in The Incredible Hulk and the movie would have been just as good. The problem was with the movie, not the actor. That said - please keep Brandon Routh.
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10:41PM on 08/19/2008
i didnt think Returns was as bad as some say it is, but i wouldnt heap praise on it either. it was OK, but it definitely had a lot of flaws. if they were to do another, i wouldnt mind a reboot, they kind of have to do it. i mean, in Returns, they introduce the boy, which was a horrible move, and then they do the whole "Superman is Dead' thing which kinda hurts the prospects of a Doomsday film ( mainly because they would have to "kill" him again) i liked Routh as Superman, and Singer is a great
i didnt think Returns was as bad as some say it is, but i wouldnt heap praise on it either. it was OK, but it definitely had a lot of flaws. if they were to do another, i wouldnt mind a reboot, they kind of have to do it. i mean, in Returns, they introduce the boy, which was a horrible move, and then they do the whole "Superman is Dead' thing which kinda hurts the prospects of a Doomsday film ( mainly because they would have to "kill" him again) i liked Routh as Superman, and Singer is a great director, it is just i dont like the idea of a direct sequel to Superman Returns. an action-y sequel wouldnt be bad because there isnt that much to Superman as a character.
his plight is almost always purely physical, and most people couldnt quite feel that in a movie where the villain was plain criminal like Luthor, yeah , his plan was to kill millions/BILLIONS of people, but we never really feared him or even respected him as a capable villain for Superman. i mean, anyone could use a green rock, it is not like he was doing anything special.
so yeah, i agree with some of the posters here, get rid of the kid, get rid of Bosworth, bring in a villain that could really bring out the true powers of Superman.
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10:23PM on 08/19/2008
I don't care what they do with the Superman franchise as long as they make another movie!
I don't care what they do with the Superman franchise as long as they make another movie!
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10:22PM on 08/19/2008
What's with the Hulk bashing? Norton's Hulk kicked the Bana/Lee films butt! It was everything the first one wasn't. That said, Sup Returns wasn't as bad as everyone made out to be. Just a different sort of film than a lot were expecting.
What's with the Hulk bashing? Norton's Hulk kicked the Bana/Lee films butt! It was everything the first one wasn't. That said, Sup Returns wasn't as bad as everyone made out to be. Just a different sort of film than a lot were expecting.
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9:46PM on 08/19/2008

Keep Routh

As much as I like Singer, and can appreciate what he was trying to do (I'd wanna pay homage to Donner's film too), it just didn't work. So I get it if they wanna go with someone else...

That said, WB Execs... if you're reading this (an I hope you are), Keep Brandon Routh. He was one of the few bright spots of the film, and a capable successor to the late great Christopher Reeve.
As much as I like Singer, and can appreciate what he was trying to do (I'd wanna pay homage to Donner's film too), it just didn't work. So I get it if they wanna go with someone else...

That said, WB Execs... if you're reading this (an I hope you are), Keep Brandon Routh. He was one of the few bright spots of the film, and a capable successor to the late great Christopher Reeve.
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9:40PM on 08/19/2008
LAME. Do not replace Singer. He is an amazing filmmaker and I really loved Superman Returns. If they reboot it, a greatly underappreciated movie will be followed by an action-y joke. So yeah, essentially the same thing that happened with Hulk.
LAME. Do not replace Singer. He is an amazing filmmaker and I really loved Superman Returns. If they reboot it, a greatly underappreciated movie will be followed by an action-y joke. So yeah, essentially the same thing that happened with Hulk.
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9:33PM on 08/19/2008
I really enjoyed Superman Returns, and hope they don't go with a reboot. The only thing I would change is the story about his son, lets just pretend that didn't happen. As long as they increase the action and add a villian other than luther I think Singer can make a great film. I mean x-men was awesome, and than X2 improved on it. I bet singer can work the same magic with the man of steel.
I really enjoyed Superman Returns, and hope they don't go with a reboot. The only thing I would change is the story about his son, lets just pretend that didn't happen. As long as they increase the action and add a villian other than luther I think Singer can make a great film. I mean x-men was awesome, and than X2 improved on it. I bet singer can work the same magic with the man of steel.
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9:32PM on 08/19/2008

Yeah I said it

Fuck Singer and his super-son bullshit. In fact, fuck all previous Superman movies! Let's have a movie at least somewhat based off the comic. Bring in Braniac! They would fuck up Doomsday, wait until they get a real Justice League established for that one.

I really did love Donner's Superman as a kid and a few aspects of Returns, but let's move on.
Fuck Singer and his super-son bullshit. In fact, fuck all previous Superman movies! Let's have a movie at least somewhat based off the comic. Bring in Braniac! They would fuck up Doomsday, wait until they get a real Justice League established for that one.

I really did love Donner's Superman as a kid and a few aspects of Returns, but let's move on.
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9:14PM on 08/19/2008
They to make the death of Superman into a movie with the Doomsday villain. That would fucking rock.
They to make the death of Superman into a movie with the Doomsday villain. That would fucking rock.
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9:03PM on 08/19/2008
Superman returns sucked. Norton's Hulk was waaaaay better than Bana's. I don't think starting from scratch is a bad idea for next Supes' flick.
Superman returns sucked. Norton's Hulk was waaaaay better than Bana's. I don't think starting from scratch is a bad idea for next Supes' flick.
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9:00PM on 08/19/2008
i liked superman returns. didn't love it, but it was a good time. i just have a few things to say if WB goes forward with this: 1) keep brandon routh. he's perfect. 2) ditch kate bosworth and kevin spacey. terrible, terrible choices. 3) one word:
DOOMSDAY
i liked superman returns. didn't love it, but it was a good time. i just have a few things to say if WB goes forward with this: 1) keep brandon routh. he's perfect. 2) ditch kate bosworth and kevin spacey. terrible, terrible choices. 3) one word:
DOOMSDAY
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8:54PM on 08/19/2008

Too Stupid!!

Scrap the character as a whole... to still not know the difference between Kent and Superman is completely tired. they need to rethink the whole thing, not just the movie.
Scrap the character as a whole... to still not know the difference between Kent and Superman is completely tired. they need to rethink the whole thing, not just the movie.
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8:50PM on 08/19/2008
I was so excited for Superman Returns. I loved the characters, and it had Bryan Singer directing it. Then I saw it, and it sucked. I didn't mind Routh as Superman, but everyone else were dull. Then adding the kid into the mix just ruined the whole love angle for me with Lois and Clark. I guess he was the father, but I didn't care.
I was so excited for Superman Returns. I loved the characters, and it had Bryan Singer directing it. Then I saw it, and it sucked. I didn't mind Routh as Superman, but everyone else were dull. Then adding the kid into the mix just ruined the whole love angle for me with Lois and Clark. I guess he was the father, but I didn't care.
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8:39PM on 08/19/2008
I just hope Brandon Routh doesn't get screwed over in this whole thing. I liked him a lot as Superman and would love to see what he can do with the role. And instead of comparing it to Hulk, just look at The Punisher as another prime example. Don't REBOOT!!!
I just hope Brandon Routh doesn't get screwed over in this whole thing. I liked him a lot as Superman and would love to see what he can do with the role. And instead of comparing it to Hulk, just look at The Punisher as another prime example. Don't REBOOT!!!
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8:33PM on 08/19/2008
i didn't like Superman Returns because it was pretty much a rehash of the first Superman movie. It had a lot similar dialogue and scenes. all the money they spent for special effects of a bullet bouncing off his eye or using his nostrils to create a jetstream, could have been used for a better fight scene. lois lane has superman's kid, the kid kills somebody and everybody acts like nothing happened. it was a ridiculous movie. Kevin Spacey could have played a better Lex Luthor if they let him be
i didn't like Superman Returns because it was pretty much a rehash of the first Superman movie. It had a lot similar dialogue and scenes. all the money they spent for special effects of a bullet bouncing off his eye or using his nostrils to create a jetstream, could have been used for a better fight scene. lois lane has superman's kid, the kid kills somebody and everybody acts like nothing happened. it was a ridiculous movie. Kevin Spacey could have played a better Lex Luthor if they let him be the business mogul, and not the Gene Hackman wannabe. I say yes to another Superman movie, but do it right. Give him someone else to fight like Braniac, or Metallo, or Bizarro.
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8:25PM on 08/19/2008
I liked Superman Returns, but unlike Batman, I think that Superman is a character that should be directed more towards a younger crowd. Imagine yourself going to see Superman Returns when you were 10 years old. At that age, I would have been bored out of my mind with that film. I'm not saying that you need to dumb things down for children, but a Superman film should take full advantage of the Man of Steel's ability to fight. did anyone else notice that half of what Routh did in that movie was
I liked Superman Returns, but unlike Batman, I think that Superman is a character that should be directed more towards a younger crowd. Imagine yourself going to see Superman Returns when you were 10 years old. At that age, I would have been bored out of my mind with that film. I'm not saying that you need to dumb things down for children, but a Superman film should take full advantage of the Man of Steel's ability to fight. did anyone else notice that half of what Routh did in that movie was simply lifting stuff and moving it. zzzz.
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8:21PM on 08/19/2008
Was Superman Returns perfect? No, but it was a sincere, competantly-made film and that's more than we can say for a lot of comic book films. There were a few things that didn't work in Returns but honestly I think that might have been more the writers' faults than Singer's. Either way he's proven with the X-Men movies that he can make a decent superhero flick and I'm sure he's learned from his mistakes so I say give him another shot.

As for that Hulk comment, I'm not sure whether its
Was Superman Returns perfect? No, but it was a sincere, competantly-made film and that's more than we can say for a lot of comic book films. There were a few things that didn't work in Returns but honestly I think that might have been more the writers' faults than Singer's. Either way he's proven with the X-Men movies that he can make a decent superhero flick and I'm sure he's learned from his mistakes so I say give him another shot.

As for that Hulk comment, I'm not sure whether its supposed to be sarcastic or serious. It doesn't really sound sarcastic but Incredible Hulk has made more money than the previous film and seems to be more popular with fans and critics alike, so I'm not sure how "starting from scratch" was a bad idea for that franchise.
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8:13PM on 08/19/2008

right......

Correct - it didn't work out so well with the Hulk, but to compare the two characters of Superman and Hulk would be a joke. A new Superman comes out, they're going to support it far more than they did Hulk.
Correct - it didn't work out so well with the Hulk, but to compare the two characters of Superman and Hulk would be a joke. A new Superman comes out, they're going to support it far more than they did Hulk.
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8:12PM on 08/19/2008
I thought SUPERMAN RETURNS was an excellent movie and I don't understand all the hate for it. Hopefully, Singer, Routh and the principal cast can come back for another round. Oh, and Darkseid.
I thought SUPERMAN RETURNS was an excellent movie and I don't understand all the hate for it. Hopefully, Singer, Routh and the principal cast can come back for another round. Oh, and Darkseid.
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8:07PM on 08/19/2008
I didn't think that Returns was awful, it was actually entertaining. So saying that you need to start from scratch is a little harsh.

But I am looking forward to a new perspective a good director might have to offer. Whom, I don't know...I wish Kevin Smith would actually direct a comic book movie. I mean hell, he's written a comic.
I didn't think that Returns was awful, it was actually entertaining. So saying that you need to start from scratch is a little harsh.

But I am looking forward to a new perspective a good director might have to offer. Whom, I don't know...I wish Kevin Smith would actually direct a comic book movie. I mean hell, he's written a comic.
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