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08.01.2009

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With that recent lawsuit forcing WB to come up with a new Superman project by 2011, the studio is apparently in full-panic mode and the title is again sizzling-hot with top priority status. The folks from IESB, usually pretty much on the dot regarding explosive rumors, spent their post-Comic Con week grilling everyone they could about it, and it comes down to this: Singer's out, Routh's not a given, and a short list of directors is being strongly considered.

Sitting on top of the pile? The guys who knocked us on our ass with that red pill 10 years ago, the Wachowski Brothers Siblings. Right after them is their frequent collaborator James McTiegue, whose upcoming NINJA ASSASSIN produced by the...whatever they call themselves, is touted as one sick action flick. So  chances are all 3 will be involved, 2 producing and the other helming.

Of course some will point out last year's money-sinking SPEED RACER or the two over-indulgent MATRIX sequels, but fact remains those guys know their comics, they kick-ass visually, and in 1999 they completely shattered the limits of what can be done with an action flick. Which is exactly what Clark Kent needs at this point: in-your-face stinking action galore! Those 3 guys unleashed on Big Blue? That would definitely be the motherfriggin shot in the arm the franchise deserves!

Of course right now it's still just a rumor, but one from a usually reliable site. Besides, WB can't afford to lose any more time, so ladies and gents start your predictions, because we're bound to get something solid soon! Who'll be the big guy? Who'll be the villain? Who will wait in line to see that? Get the full story over at IESB.

     Superman on rough times...

Extra Tidbit: I say THIS GUY should get the part!
Source: IESB

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4:30PM on 08/07/2009
Fuck this. Bring back Singer.
Fuck this. Bring back Singer.
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3:56PM on 08/03/2009
All of you morons asking why not just bring Singer back need to remember one thing, that movie was not well received by critics or audiences.
i agree that it fucking sucked, brought nothing new to the table, and basically tried very hard to be exactly like the older ones while being more liberal in every way. also they fucked up the easiest colors on a costume. and routh acted like a brick.
The Wachowski are very good directors. whoever said everything they did post matrix and bound was
All of you morons asking why not just bring Singer back need to remember one thing, that movie was not well received by critics or audiences.
i agree that it fucking sucked, brought nothing new to the table, and basically tried very hard to be exactly like the older ones while being more liberal in every way. also they fucked up the easiest colors on a costume. and routh acted like a brick.
The Wachowski are very good directors. whoever said everything they did post matrix and bound was shite? fuck that. speed racer was fuckin awesome, and they produced and wrote v for vendetta. ninja assassin looks super badass. and the flying stuff in the matrix sequels still looked way better than anything in the superman movie.
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3:32PM on 08/03/2009
superman returns was a great movie, sure it was overlong and a little boring in places. but it's heart was in the right place and the acting and story was superb. Brandon Routh needs to be given another chance, he was nowhere near bad enough that he shouldn't be allowed to be in a new movie.
superman returns was a great movie, sure it was overlong and a little boring in places. but it's heart was in the right place and the acting and story was superb. Brandon Routh needs to be given another chance, he was nowhere near bad enough that he shouldn't be allowed to be in a new movie.
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9:57AM on 08/03/2009

the wachowski's suck

they got two decent flicks under their belt. bound and the first matrix. everything else is shite.
they got two decent flicks under their belt. bound and the first matrix. everything else is shite.
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7:13PM on 08/02/2009
Yeah right. Every time there is new Superman news, dating back to the early 2000's, someone ALWAYS reports that the Wachowskis are on the top of the list to direct.

Honestly, since they need a new Superman so bad, just give it to Singer. He made a kickass first one, and already knows what he wants to do with a sequel. This way it wont be a rush job. Plus no one (beyond geeks) will go see yet another reboot.
Yeah right. Every time there is new Superman news, dating back to the early 2000's, someone ALWAYS reports that the Wachowskis are on the top of the list to direct.

Honestly, since they need a new Superman so bad, just give it to Singer. He made a kickass first one, and already knows what he wants to do with a sequel. This way it wont be a rush job. Plus no one (beyond geeks) will go see yet another reboot.
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6:41PM on 08/02/2009

hmm

i think that they might have a fresh take on it... while speed racer may not have made any money that movie kicked serious ass and was awesome!
i think that they might have a fresh take on it... while speed racer may not have made any money that movie kicked serious ass and was awesome!
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6:06PM on 08/02/2009
The franchise is hurting right now. Leave it alone for a few years and revisit. Look what it did for Batman. Moving on.
The franchise is hurting right now. Leave it alone for a few years and revisit. Look what it did for Batman. Moving on.
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6:05PM on 08/02/2009

V for Vendetta

These 3 gave us the excellent V for Vendetta in 2006, so I say give them a shot with Supes. As long as McTiegue directs and the Bros. stay in writer/producer roles.
These 3 gave us the excellent V for Vendetta in 2006, so I say give them a shot with Supes. As long as McTiegue directs and the Bros. stay in writer/producer roles.
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10:19PM on 08/02/2009
As a film it was pretty good, but as an adaptation they took a lot of very large liberties, including changing the entire message of the story. The Wachowskis and McTiegue are certainly capable of making good films,it just really makes me wonder how faithful they'd stay to the mythos.
As a film it was pretty good, but as an adaptation they took a lot of very large liberties, including changing the entire message of the story. The Wachowskis and McTiegue are certainly capable of making good films,it just really makes me wonder how faithful they'd stay to the mythos.
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5:40PM on 08/02/2009

who cares?

Superman returns sucked, and by making that shitty movie Bryan Singer not only fucked up the Superman franchise, but screwed up the X men one too, by deciding to make superman instead of X Men 3, therefore leading to Brett Ratner being put in charge. Bryan Singer tried to save it and failed badly, and can't it just be left at that?
Is it me or are comic movies just getting dull? I read comics and I'm bored of them. The dark knight was the only decent one of the past few years.
Superman returns sucked, and by making that shitty movie Bryan Singer not only fucked up the Superman franchise, but screwed up the X men one too, by deciding to make superman instead of X Men 3, therefore leading to Brett Ratner being put in charge. Bryan Singer tried to save it and failed badly, and can't it just be left at that?
Is it me or are comic movies just getting dull? I read comics and I'm bored of them. The dark knight was the only decent one of the past few years.
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5:19PM on 08/02/2009
Well this is shitty news. Superman Returns was great and needs a sequel. The Wachowskis are a bunch of hacks. Returns was better than anything the Wachowskis ever made.
Well this is shitty news. Superman Returns was great and needs a sequel. The Wachowskis are a bunch of hacks. Returns was better than anything the Wachowskis ever made.
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2:06PM on 08/02/2009
Bryan Singers vision of superman sucked. It was like watching high school kids doin a play. Everyone looked 19 except for luthor. It was a waste of time to watch. Singers homage is better forgotten. You gotta have a fresh start with this character NOW
Bryan Singers vision of superman sucked. It was like watching high school kids doin a play. Everyone looked 19 except for luthor. It was a waste of time to watch. Singers homage is better forgotten. You gotta have a fresh start with this character NOW
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12:53PM on 08/02/2009
They'd do a good job, because it'd have what the last film lacked- ACTION.
They'd do a good job, because it'd have what the last film lacked- ACTION.
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12:46PM on 08/02/2009

I hate hate hate the matrix!

But 'V for Vendetta' was good...
But 'V for Vendetta' was good...
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12:43PM on 08/02/2009
Why do people keep sucking the Wachowski's dick? Out of 5 films they've made one pretty good action movie, one mediocre film, and three pieces of shits. Just give this franchise back to Singer, at least he already has a plan, and is a much better filmmaker than the Wachowskis.
Why do people keep sucking the Wachowski's dick? Out of 5 films they've made one pretty good action movie, one mediocre film, and three pieces of shits. Just give this franchise back to Singer, at least he already has a plan, and is a much better filmmaker than the Wachowskis.
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12:39PM on 08/02/2009
I thought this was a rumor that was debunked a while back
I thought this was a rumor that was debunked a while back
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7:49AM on 08/02/2009
I've almost given up hope for a decent Superman film :(
I've almost given up hope for a decent Superman film :(
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3:37AM on 08/02/2009

Brainiac

Come on and give someone besides Luthor to fight. I say have him go against Brainiac. He needs to do some serious action ass kicking like how the Hulk did in the last movie. How about Metallo, Doomsday, or Darkseid. How many times do we have to have Luthor fight about Real Estate?
Come on and give someone besides Luthor to fight. I say have him go against Brainiac. He needs to do some serious action ass kicking like how the Hulk did in the last movie. How about Metallo, Doomsday, or Darkseid. How many times do we have to have Luthor fight about Real Estate?
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1:35AM on 08/02/2009

WHY SUPERMAN FAILS.

You know why Superman fails? Because he has become a stereotype. People tend to say "he's so strong he's Superman!". And that's not a good thing because people want to relate to characters these days and Superman's flawlessness makes him inhuman and frankly, an @$$hole to some. Making a successful Supes flick needs tact. Singer f**ked it up by making him way too strong with too many pointless, repetetive "save the day" scenes. What Superman needs is a new look which is more contemporary
You know why Superman fails? Because he has become a stereotype. People tend to say "he's so strong he's Superman!". And that's not a good thing because people want to relate to characters these days and Superman's flawlessness makes him inhuman and frankly, an @$$hole to some. Making a successful Supes flick needs tact. Singer f**ked it up by making him way too strong with too many pointless, repetetive "save the day" scenes. What Superman needs is a new look which is more contemporary (wishful thinking). And a villain that can pummel his blue @$$...like Doomsday. And as for "making it like The Dark Knight" goes...there's NO better way than to screw up the franchise even more than by making it gritty like TDK. Superman needs balls-out effects, hardcore visuals, colorful epic scenes, but all done with so much tact that it skillfully avoids being cheesy. When that's done, then we'll have an awesome Superman movie. We need a man with weaknesses, not some boyscout who doesn't have vices and doesnt feel pain.
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8:35PM on 08/01/2009

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That was not Donner who has Supes pull the "S" from his chest, it was Richard Lester. Superman 2 is highly overrated, but Superman : The Movie, Donners film is bar none the best superhero origin store ever, followed closely by Batman Begins. There is truly only one really good Superman film and that is Donners film.

And by the way, GOD is not a woman!
That was not Donner who has Supes pull the "S" from his chest, it was Richard Lester. Superman 2 is highly overrated, but Superman : The Movie, Donners film is bar none the best superhero origin store ever, followed closely by Batman Begins. There is truly only one really good Superman film and that is Donners film.

And by the way, GOD is not a woman!
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7:57PM on 08/01/2009

My Two Cents...

To the people who loved Richard Donners Superman films, I can respect your opinion, I may not agree with it but I can respect and understand it. It was just a little bit of harmless cheesy supes themed fun and - for its time - it is a pretty decent effort.
Sure, for some reason, they decided to make up some very stupid additional superpowers for 'big blue' such as pulling clingfilm from his iconic "S" which has the ability to trap Zods minions and the ability to fly round the world really
To the people who loved Richard Donners Superman films, I can respect your opinion, I may not agree with it but I can respect and understand it. It was just a little bit of harmless cheesy supes themed fun and - for its time - it is a pretty decent effort.
Sure, for some reason, they decided to make up some very stupid additional superpowers for 'big blue' such as pulling clingfilm from his iconic "S" which has the ability to trap Zods minions and the ability to fly round the world really quickly to turn back time (which lets face it - all that would do is fuck up the tides) - but in my opinion, as a series of kinda dated family movies, they were a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful effort.

Now, in the words of god herself, lets fast forward to a few years later. Bryan Singer having made a decent effort on some other franchises, decides to turn his hand to Superman. You can imagine my excitement as a big comic book Superman geek. I figure a big budget Superman film with modern day technology would blow peoples minds!
However, the I hear the horrifying news that the film, rather than a reboot, is a sequel of sorts, taking over from where Richard Donners Superman 2 left off. Suffice to say I felt hurt. I felt hurt and betrayed. First of all, If you're gonna go that route, Superman 3 was no worse that Superman 1 or 2. If you're gonna screw up things that bad, why bother ignoring the fact that it happend. Second of all, why do it it all. Richard Donners films were cheesy family movies - You have the chance here to do something truely worthy of a nerdgasm here Singer.

So what does he do? Bryan Singer takes one of the worlds most Iconic figures and turns him into the equivilent of a bastard father. Sure, we're led to believe that he didn't know Lois was pregnant, that he got her prgnant when he "briefly lost his powers" and that he went in search of Krypton - blah blah blah - but seriously!? What? Have you never heard of a "Dear John" letter Superman? You couldn't have just said goodbye to Lois before you dissapeared from the planet? Also, where the hell were you going? I'm pretty sure your father, Terrence Stamp told you that you were the last son of a dead planet. What were you looking for?
The idea of "Son of Superman" was played out in an Elseworlds comic book, but in all the years of Superman stories and of all different writers, no one DARED approach the idea of Superman having kids in a serious effort. How dare you just decide to have Lois pop out a sprog between films. Was it just for sake of doing something new in a Superman film? Hell, If you wanted a new idea for a Superman film, just have someone other that Lex Luthor as the main villain.
Don't just wipe your ass with the whole DC comics superman mythology.

On a side note, Brandon Routh, his acting ability aside, esthetically, was NOT Superman. He was clearly just given the part because of how much he looks like the late Christopher Reeves
(which I suppose you would want if you are doing a sequel to the Donner films).
If you are going to recast Superman these days, go with the comics, Not with the George and Christopher Reeves - You need a muscular looking guy. Not someone who looks like a child in the Costume. Hell, If it came to it, I'd take Tom Welling over Brandon Routh in a heartbeat. In my humble opinion, Michael Turner's Superman IS the ultimate Superman.

Now, whilst I understand that its unlikely to happen, Death Of Superman (Doomsday etc) would make an amazing film. The downside here being that if it happened, they would most likely go the route of the animated effort (don't get me started on that one) and try to simplify the films by removing characters and plot arcs. The problem with making a Superman film is that the DC universe is so convuluted with characters that all intertwine and crossover on a regular basis, that if you wanted to make something like "Death Of Superman", You would need to introduce other characters, such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Supergirl... Its difficult, because at the point, you need to cast your entire DC universe, and these characters wouldn't have even had thier own films yet.

They need to take a leaf out of Marvels book. Start from scratch, reboot all the DC franchises completely, I'm not talking origin stories (Incredible Hulk proved that this isn't necessary) but build up a film for each of the main characters and then go for one big crossover film. Much like they're doing with The Avengers. I'd suggest a rebooted Superman film that is so good that it could be held up nicely against "The Dark Night" and you could imagine them in the same film/universe together, otherwise you're doing something wrong, in the comics, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent are as close as brothers, there is no reason it shouldn't happen in the films if you can get Supermans character right.
Then, and I don't know if any of you have read it, I'd go ahead and make the Superman:Batman where they re-introduce Supergirl into the DCU. [link]

I know it'll never happen, but a man can dream. And to be honest, Christopher Nolans Batman films, as amazing as they are, are too grounded in reality, I think adding Superman and the rest of the gang into the tone of these films could ruin them.

If you're going to do a new Superman film by 2011. Please, just forget all previous incarnations, read the comics, and make something legendary. There is no excuse for Superman Returns. It pains me to think about the budget you had for that film and how much you failed - all you did was piss off the fan boys.

Thats my thoughts anyway.
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5:47PM on 08/01/2009
they need to stop trying to be "artsy" with Superman. people want to see him fight a villain where he can unleash his full power and not have to hold back. i'm tired of seeing him lose his powers just to level the playing field. i'd have Billionaire mogul lex Luthor(not the lame land obsessed version in previous movies) have one of his departments build Metallo.
they need to stop trying to be "artsy" with Superman. people want to see him fight a villain where he can unleash his full power and not have to hold back. i'm tired of seeing him lose his powers just to level the playing field. i'd have Billionaire mogul lex Luthor(not the lame land obsessed version in previous movies) have one of his departments build Metallo.
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3:20PM on 08/01/2009

The Wachowskis aren't the worst choice...

...but they wouldn't be at the top of my list either. You know who'd seriously be perfect for this though, Brad Bird. Especially since he's started doing live action films.
...but they wouldn't be at the top of my list either. You know who'd seriously be perfect for this though, Brad Bird. Especially since he's started doing live action films.
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3:16PM on 08/01/2009
The Wachowski Bros jokes are lame as fuck. They clearly called themselves Wachowski Bros in the credits for Speed Racer. its lame and the joke is getting old because everyone thinks they are funny when they joke about it.
This is GREAT news though if they do direct it.
The Wachowski Bros jokes are lame as fuck. They clearly called themselves Wachowski Bros in the credits for Speed Racer. its lame and the joke is getting old because everyone thinks they are funny when they joke about it.
This is GREAT news though if they do direct it.
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3:07PM on 08/01/2009
What they need to do is the story introducing Darkseid. Bruce Timm did a fantastic version of it in the animated series. It showed Darkseid had his hands in Intergang here on Earth just to feel out how to invade it. It ends with a full scale invasion by Darkseid and a beaten Superman tied to the front of his tank.
What they need to do is the story introducing Darkseid. Bruce Timm did a fantastic version of it in the animated series. It showed Darkseid had his hands in Intergang here on Earth just to feel out how to invade it. It ends with a full scale invasion by Darkseid and a beaten Superman tied to the front of his tank.
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2:46PM on 08/01/2009

All Star Superman

They just need to do a straight-up Superman story. Enough with the origin, we get it. Krypton goes boom, Supes raised by hicks. And enough with the romantising Donner's flick.

They should loosely adapt Grant Morrison's All Star Superman.
They just need to do a straight-up Superman story. Enough with the origin, we get it. Krypton goes boom, Supes raised by hicks. And enough with the romantising Donner's flick.

They should loosely adapt Grant Morrison's All Star Superman.
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1:54PM on 08/01/2009
I do NOT think they should do DOOMSDAY right away, thats a set up for failure. What they need to do IS REBOOT the franchise, start fresh, reestablish everything that is true cuz the way donner and singer depicted Superman is WAY far off IMO. That should be the first, the second should be how Superman II was in a sense but SAVE the DOOMSDAY story for the third one. Great trilogy idea right there IMO.
I do NOT think they should do DOOMSDAY right away, thats a set up for failure. What they need to do IS REBOOT the franchise, start fresh, reestablish everything that is true cuz the way donner and singer depicted Superman is WAY far off IMO. That should be the first, the second should be how Superman II was in a sense but SAVE the DOOMSDAY story for the third one. Great trilogy idea right there IMO.
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1:40PM on 08/01/2009
Brandon Routh + Wachowski Brothers + Recast Louis = IM THERE!
Brandon Routh + Wachowski Brothers + Recast Louis = IM THERE!
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1:15PM on 08/01/2009
In a situation like this WB should go back to where it all began... Richard Donner.
In a situation like this WB should go back to where it all began... Richard Donner.
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1:10PM on 08/01/2009
I would love to see Singer do Man of Steel, since I liked everything about returns except the super-kid. With some new villians, I think a sequel would be more successful (look at Batman Begins and Dark Knight). Than after a few years let the Wackowski Bros. do their version.
I would love to see Singer do Man of Steel, since I liked everything about returns except the super-kid. With some new villians, I think a sequel would be more successful (look at Batman Begins and Dark Knight). Than after a few years let the Wackowski Bros. do their version.
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1:06PM on 08/01/2009
I don't care who directs, just please keep Brandon Routh!
I don't care who directs, just please keep Brandon Routh!
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12:45PM on 08/01/2009
All i can think of reading this was seth rogens shirt in funny people. It was the superman "S" with a star of david around hilarious! As for this i dont understand the problem with the newest version. What were just supposed to forget that ever hapeened. As there already rebooting.
All i can think of reading this was seth rogens shirt in funny people. It was the superman "S" with a star of david around hilarious! As for this i dont understand the problem with the newest version. What were just supposed to forget that ever hapeened. As there already rebooting.
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12:44PM on 08/01/2009

WB has to screw up a good thing

They should just bring back Singer and Routh.
They should just bring back Singer and Routh.
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12:33PM on 08/01/2009
maybe they should get matthew vaughn. somebody who can bring the action in crazy ways.
maybe they should get matthew vaughn. somebody who can bring the action in crazy ways.
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12:27PM on 08/01/2009

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i haven't been really as pleased with anything the wachowskis have done since the 1st matrix. the 2 sequels were ok...V was alright. but nothing as awesome as the 1st matrix. tho the final battle in matrix revolutions between smith/neo was pretty awesome, and could be applied to a superman fight scene
i haven't been really as pleased with anything the wachowskis have done since the 1st matrix. the 2 sequels were ok...V was alright. but nothing as awesome as the 1st matrix. tho the final battle in matrix revolutions between smith/neo was pretty awesome, and could be applied to a superman fight scene
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11:44AM on 08/01/2009

WRONG!

"but fact remains those guys know their comics"

No, they don't, Tony. They screwed up V for Vendetta. It was nothing like the comic.
"but fact remains those guys know their comics"

No, they don't, Tony. They screwed up V for Vendetta. It was nothing like the comic.
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11:40AM on 08/01/2009
I enjoyed Superman Returns and really wish that line was going to continue. That said, I would be stoked to have the Wachowski's do this. So far I'm fond of everything they've done and think that one day everyone will love Speed Racer. That movie really got a bad wrap but it's phenomenal.
I enjoyed Superman Returns and really wish that line was going to continue. That said, I would be stoked to have the Wachowski's do this. So far I'm fond of everything they've done and think that one day everyone will love Speed Racer. That movie really got a bad wrap but it's phenomenal.
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11:27AM on 08/01/2009
Brandon Routh is way too feminine to play Superman. SR was as close to superman-emo as you could get. Someone a bit more manly needs to fill the role. And yes, SR sucked. Making a sequel to the original Chris Reeves Superman movies was a mistake. Reboot and make Luthor a NON-comedic character like in the comics. We've never seen a true-to-character Lex on-screen. The closest one was the Lois and Clark version!
Brandon Routh is way too feminine to play Superman. SR was as close to superman-emo as you could get. Someone a bit more manly needs to fill the role. And yes, SR sucked. Making a sequel to the original Chris Reeves Superman movies was a mistake. Reboot and make Luthor a NON-comedic character like in the comics. We've never seen a true-to-character Lex on-screen. The closest one was the Lois and Clark version!
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11:19AM on 08/01/2009
I'm one of the few who actually likes the 2 Matrix sequels. But Speed Racer sucked. V For Vendetta was awesome though, so I have a feeling they could pull this off.
I'm one of the few who actually likes the 2 Matrix sequels. But Speed Racer sucked. V For Vendetta was awesome though, so I have a feeling they could pull this off.
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11:17AM on 08/01/2009
They chose Singer because X-Men was a successful franchise and now they're going for the Wachowskis because of the Matrix. *sigh*

Couldn't they try to think out of the box? It didn't work that bad with Chris Nolan...
They chose Singer because X-Men was a successful franchise and now they're going for the Wachowskis because of the Matrix. *sigh*

Couldn't they try to think out of the box? It didn't work that bad with Chris Nolan...
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11:16AM on 08/01/2009
The Wachowski's are definitely hit or miss. Speed Racer was very underrated in my opinion. V for Vendetta was really good too, so I have no problem with them doing Superman. Superman Returns was a good movie too though and I don't understand everyone's displeasure of it. I think the only way to make this as epic as everyone wants it to be you'll have to get James Cameron or Chris Nolan.
The Wachowski's are definitely hit or miss. Speed Racer was very underrated in my opinion. V for Vendetta was really good too, so I have no problem with them doing Superman. Superman Returns was a good movie too though and I don't understand everyone's displeasure of it. I think the only way to make this as epic as everyone wants it to be you'll have to get James Cameron or Chris Nolan.
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11:10AM on 08/01/2009

Maybe

As long as they don't try and be edgy like stupid fuck Tim Burton and give him a translucent stomach or something just as asinine!

I did like Routh, but can he be brought back and still ignore Returns altogether? Don't get me wrong, it was a fine film, but we all need to collectively pretend supes jr. was never created.
As long as they don't try and be edgy like stupid fuck Tim Burton and give him a translucent stomach or something just as asinine!

I did like Routh, but can he be brought back and still ignore Returns altogether? Don't get me wrong, it was a fine film, but we all need to collectively pretend supes jr. was never created.
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10:50AM on 08/01/2009
I will only see this if Singer and Routh are NOT involved. Singer's film suckd...he messed everything up when he left X-Men. I would argue the whole history of film making was altered when Bryan Singer walked away from the final piece of that trilogy. He has already struck gold and he got greedy.
I will only see this if Singer and Routh are NOT involved. Singer's film suckd...he messed everything up when he left X-Men. I would argue the whole history of film making was altered when Bryan Singer walked away from the final piece of that trilogy. He has already struck gold and he got greedy.
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10:16AM on 08/01/2009

Dean Cain!!!!!!!

He was such a good superman on tv. Let's give him a shot
He was such a good superman on tv. Let's give him a shot
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10:11AM on 08/01/2009
they need to bring back everyone to the roles they had last time. if they goin to have lex involved in the story, i can imagine no other besides spacey
they need to bring back everyone to the roles they had last time. if they goin to have lex involved in the story, i can imagine no other besides spacey
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10:00AM on 08/01/2009
i'm for this cause a Superman movie needs to be the most epic balls to wall action superhero flick out there. i feel those 3 would get it right. but i do love routh.
i'm for this cause a Superman movie needs to be the most epic balls to wall action superhero flick out there. i feel those 3 would get it right. but i do love routh.
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9:38AM on 08/01/2009
i loved brandon routh and i loved superman returns. I dont understand the thinking. when SR first came out everyone loved it (it still sits around 75% at RT, i think). just because the studio wasnt a fan of it because it didnt break a lowly (sarcasm) $300 mil is no excuse for people to not like it or to boot singer or to call it a dissappointment.
i loved brandon routh and i loved superman returns. I dont understand the thinking. when SR first came out everyone loved it (it still sits around 75% at RT, i think). just because the studio wasnt a fan of it because it didnt break a lowly (sarcasm) $300 mil is no excuse for people to not like it or to boot singer or to call it a dissappointment.
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9:34AM on 08/01/2009

Just start over

I really don't want an over blown origin film either, but the first Superman movie really copped out on a lot of the origin aspect of the character. Young and confused Clark decides to walk to the Antartic and after his magical crystal palace emerges from the ice he apparently watches a movie for about 10 years and suddenly has a costume and heads for Metropolis. WTF? I have fond memories of the orginal Superman, and that is why I think I enjoyed Returns when I first saw it, but it is time
I really don't want an over blown origin film either, but the first Superman movie really copped out on a lot of the origin aspect of the character. Young and confused Clark decides to walk to the Antartic and after his magical crystal palace emerges from the ice he apparently watches a movie for about 10 years and suddenly has a costume and heads for Metropolis. WTF? I have fond memories of the orginal Superman, and that is why I think I enjoyed Returns when I first saw it, but it is time for an update.
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8:52AM on 08/01/2009
if ur gonna let the wachowskis do superman let them pick the actor for their movie.
if ur gonna let the wachowskis do superman let them pick the actor for their movie.
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8:15AM on 08/01/2009
I hope that they bring back Brendon Routh, he is a really good successor to Christopher Reeve. I wasnt a fan of the matrix and i think that the next film deserves better then the wachowski brothers. I would'nt mind seeing someone like Len Wisemen doing it, i think that Kate Beckinsale would be a great Lois Lane (or a sexy villainess)
I hope that they bring back Brendon Routh, he is a really good successor to Christopher Reeve. I wasnt a fan of the matrix and i think that the next film deserves better then the wachowski brothers. I would'nt mind seeing someone like Len Wisemen doing it, i think that Kate Beckinsale would be a great Lois Lane (or a sexy villainess)
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7:56AM on 08/01/2009
As long as Brandon Routh is Superman again, I'm game. Otherwise, I'll be hard-pressed to be even remotely interested.
As long as Brandon Routh is Superman again, I'm game. Otherwise, I'll be hard-pressed to be even remotely interested.
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7:31AM on 08/01/2009
BRING IT!!!!!
BRING IT!!!!!
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7:00AM on 08/01/2009

Just Don't Get It...

I enjoyed Superman Returns (it was the first movie I ever saw on IMAX) and I thought Routh was great in the role.
So.....why all the hate for this film?
What happened behind the scenes that made this property so toxic?
I enjoyed Superman Returns (it was the first movie I ever saw on IMAX) and I thought Routh was great in the role.
So.....why all the hate for this film?
What happened behind the scenes that made this property so toxic?
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6:00AM on 08/01/2009

ps

lets have more DC characters hit the big screen i wanna JLA movie in my life-time
lets have more DC characters hit the big screen i wanna JLA movie in my life-time
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5:53AM on 08/01/2009

supes new director?

i love the idea that supes, may finally kick some friggin ass. I mean lex great villian but he can't fight supes, lets see a bizzaro battle, or bring in brainiac, hell i would even settle to see Dark Seid but, Please not another Luthor real estate plot i mean for god sake even if you don't like all of matrix revolutions you can't deny the end battle was magnificent, and paved the way for a huge Superman- villian battle, that would shatter the world. but i think its to soon for doomsday.
i love the idea that supes, may finally kick some friggin ass. I mean lex great villian but he can't fight supes, lets see a bizzaro battle, or bring in brainiac, hell i would even settle to see Dark Seid but, Please not another Luthor real estate plot i mean for god sake even if you don't like all of matrix revolutions you can't deny the end battle was magnificent, and paved the way for a huge Superman- villian battle, that would shatter the world. but i think its to soon for doomsday. either way lets finally see him hit some one, who loses his powers with the shadow of an umbrella
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5:15AM on 08/01/2009

FAITFUL???

Z_oasis...you must be on crack or have never read any of the X-Men comics...those movies were so far off base from the original it made me sick to watch them...hell they couldn't even get Batman 100% correct(not saying it was a bad film...awesome in my book) but to say film makers are faitful to comics is completely wrong statement!!! Anyways...Death of Superman should be the 3rd film to Superman Returns(given that they make it a sequel to that film). It shouldn't be the next film...they need
Z_oasis...you must be on crack or have never read any of the X-Men comics...those movies were so far off base from the original it made me sick to watch them...hell they couldn't even get Batman 100% correct(not saying it was a bad film...awesome in my book) but to say film makers are faitful to comics is completely wrong statement!!! Anyways...Death of Superman should be the 3rd film to Superman Returns(given that they make it a sequel to that film). It shouldn't be the next film...they need to have the road to Doomsday...something to cash in on and make at least 2 films about. I would love to see Death of Superman in live action as I would like to see Batman Knightfall!
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5:03AM on 08/01/2009
this guy's a noob fag.

In all seriousness, this would be awesome. I for one, thought Speed Racer was revolutionary and will be appreciated years and years from now. But seriously, Wachowski Brothers know how to write a smart action script, and a Superman epic would be amazing to behold. They ARE still brothers, by the way. Sex change thing was a false rumor.
this guy's a noob fag.

In all seriousness, this would be awesome. I for one, thought Speed Racer was revolutionary and will be appreciated years and years from now. But seriously, Wachowski Brothers know how to write a smart action script, and a Superman epic would be amazing to behold. They ARE still brothers, by the way. Sex change thing was a false rumor.
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4:51AM on 08/01/2009

V For Vendetta this shit.

shit, double post. my bad.
shit, double post. my bad.
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4:40AM on 08/01/2009

V For Vendetta this shit.

I think if they approach this film the same way they did V For Vendetta, we could have the fucking kick ass Superman film everyone finally wants. I'm totally hip to this news. I hope that McTiegue actually gets the director's chair, and the Wachowski children produce. All 3 need involvement.
I think if they approach this film the same way they did V For Vendetta, we could have the fucking kick ass Superman film everyone finally wants. I'm totally hip to this news. I hope that McTiegue actually gets the director's chair, and the Wachowski children produce. All 3 need involvement.
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4:39AM on 08/01/2009

Superman Returns again?

good news, I hope the W bros. get to direct the flick, I liked all Matrix movies and Speed Racer was not as bad as most make it to be.

Superman Retuns was also a good film, the only major accomplishment, I would say, was Brandon Routh's casting, the dude was perfect for the role, I think they should keep him, I hated Spacey as Lex Luthor and Kate Bosworth as Louis Lane.

I hope Singer decides to return to the X-MEN franchise which really needs him back.

I'd like to see Supes go against
good news, I hope the W bros. get to direct the flick, I liked all Matrix movies and Speed Racer was not as bad as most make it to be.

Superman Retuns was also a good film, the only major accomplishment, I would say, was Brandon Routh's casting, the dude was perfect for the role, I think they should keep him, I hated Spacey as Lex Luthor and Kate Bosworth as Louis Lane.

I hope Singer decides to return to the X-MEN franchise which really needs him back.

I'd like to see Supes go against Bizzaro in the new film.
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4:23AM on 08/01/2009

will be good.

speed racer kicks ass
speed racer kicks ass
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4:06AM on 08/01/2009
They should adapt "the death of superman". There is action galore. he fights at least hundred pages against Doomsday. EPIC!
They should adapt "the death of superman". There is action galore. he fights at least hundred pages against Doomsday. EPIC!
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3:30AM on 08/01/2009

EXACTLY!

This is why Superman Returns couldnt muster up. All comic book movies nowadays are FAITHFUL to the comics, Superman hasn't been so, its been a different authors take. Find the BEST comic material (I say the graphic novel BIRTHRIGHT is the BEST idea for a reboot) and go from there, and we all know how FAITHFUL the Wachowskis are, they were on my list of directors that SHOULD reboot the franchise.
This is why Superman Returns couldnt muster up. All comic book movies nowadays are FAITHFUL to the comics, Superman hasn't been so, its been a different authors take. Find the BEST comic material (I say the graphic novel BIRTHRIGHT is the BEST idea for a reboot) and go from there, and we all know how FAITHFUL the Wachowskis are, they were on my list of directors that SHOULD reboot the franchise.
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3:29AM on 08/01/2009

Sheeeeeeit

I think the Wachowskis could make an awesome Superman movie, I thought Speed Racer was great.
I think the Wachowskis could make an awesome Superman movie, I thought Speed Racer was great.
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4:05AM on 08/01/2009
So you are the other one who liked speedracer. Cool Flick!
So you are the other one who liked speedracer. Cool Flick!
3:25AM on 08/01/2009

Anything will be better than Returns..

I have nothing against Brian Singer, but besides the casting of Routh I could not stand that movie. It was just freaking horrible. I got nothing against the Wachowski's all I ask is they not do another origin film. Superman is an alien? from krypton? planet destroyed you say? can fly? lasers out of his eyes? etc etc..
I have nothing against Brian Singer, but besides the casting of Routh I could not stand that movie. It was just freaking horrible. I got nothing against the Wachowski's all I ask is they not do another origin film. Superman is an alien? from krypton? planet destroyed you say? can fly? lasers out of his eyes? etc etc..
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2:48AM on 08/01/2009
Singer's film had it's pluses and minuses. My biggest complaint was essentially making Superman into an illegitimate father. "I'll see you around," really? Regardless, I'm not sure the Wachowski's could deliver, though I'd like to see Routh given another shot...
Singer's film had it's pluses and minuses. My biggest complaint was essentially making Superman into an illegitimate father. "I'll see you around," really? Regardless, I'm not sure the Wachowski's could deliver, though I'd like to see Routh given another shot...
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2:38AM on 08/01/2009

Bring Routh Back.

Actually like him in the role. Just continue but take it in a new direction.
Actually like him in the role. Just continue but take it in a new direction.
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