Bryan Singer to direct Superman (possible spoilers)

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  1. bowenjones

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    Some interesting stuff here from Harry Knowles.....

    Hey folks, Harry here... it is with a great deal of relief, joy and happiness that I can lay out what is happening with the Man of Steel.
    As of Today, the deals for Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris have been closed to helm & write from scratch the new SUPERMAN film. This is the X2 team. The team that made, arguably the best of the Marvel Films (arguable only because Raimi nailed the hell out of SPIDER-MAN 2).
    The J.J. Abrams script has been completely tossed out. Not of shred of it will remain. That McG ordered SUPERMAN cybersuit (Brilliant Ideas From Mr Hot Wheels, eh?) that Stan Winston's brilliant craftsmen were paid zillions to create is GONE! Today, long time sources like Frosty Skywalker, Sir Etch-A-Sketch and Sir Magnadoodle... those last two have been in the hallways of Warners for the better part of the past decade... and have access to every room. Frosty wrote to tell me that Bryan was signed, and that LOGAN'S RUN and X3 were now dead. While the first part of that is true... LOGAN'S RUN and X3 are not dead. The word from the halls of Warner Bros is that LOGAN'S RUN will be the film that Bryan Singer will make immediately after the Man Of Steel lands in theaters near us all. HOWEVER - if you begin talking to spies at Fox in Tom Rothman's offices and adjoining offices... X3 will be made after SUPERMAN by Singer, or Fox will leave him behind and continue forward with a new director. It'll be interesting to see how the cast will take to that... I know they all love Rothman so. He's a really cute dude, very lovable snugglebunny and obviously the reason that series has been the success that it has been. No, no, really. Ok, maybe that's a fib.
    Details on SUPERMAN RETURNS, which is what Team Singer and WB seem to be calling it, are few and far between. But one source, that proved to me today to be quite close to some Warner exec that strikes an amazing resemblence to Lex Luthor himself, hinted to me that this film does not throw the Donner films away and allegedly somehow has something to do with their timeline and history!!! So... from the title, all we're left with is... he must have left, and now he's back. Does that refer to the child of Krypton's absence from theaters, Metropolis, our Planet or what? Will 3 & 4 be canon or merely tragedies? If he's returning, one can assume that he went somewhere, and now feels the need to be back... but why? Where'd he go? Why's he back? I can say though... SUPERMAN RETURNS will not be an Origin Story. We're not going to walk through all that molasses for the umpteenth time, waiting for Kal-El to do something or become Superman again!
    The confirmed details are: Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris are on board. It will not be an origin story. And something regarding the Christopher Reeve films and that universe has something to do with this. (though that last one is a shady detail... My source heard that, but when they did... there was no elaboration for the how, what, when, where or why of it.)
    I assure you... I'm on this case like Comet, the super-horse! That's right, I'm your super-stud!
    While Warners continues to be the craziest most bi-polar studio on planet Earth... It seems they're nailing BATMAN BEGINS... and they finally have a team that I can get enthusiastically pumped up about. Now if only GREEN LANTERN was being done justice the way New Line proposed to Warners in a faithful 3 film Green Lantern Corps super epic. But, a comedic riff by Jack Black... that's just as good right? Sigh. No matter, the team behind X2 will once again have all of us believing that a man can fly!
     
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    Well, here I was waiting for X3 :) . Nevermind, I can wait a bit longer, especially if they make a good film of Superman.
     
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    As regards to Green Lantern bowenjones, I have heard a string rumour that it is going ahead but as spoof with , wait for it .......... Jack Black as the green lantern!

    as i said only a rumour, but i hope its not a spoof.
     
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    I hear they are going to make it like The Mask.
    What are they doing this is going to alienate a lot of the comic readers thus loose bum on seats.
    I wonder if they will make it Guy Gardner.
     
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    Two words that will keep me away from a movie.

    Jack Black.

    I cannot believe with the rich cinematic and thematic pickings that "The Green Lantern Corps" could offer, that all they can think of is a spoof.

    Didn't they get that out of their system with the dire "JLA" TV movie?
     
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    Yes, just a little bit 'surprised' to see the Green Lantern movie being made into a spoof. Jack Black has never struck me as the type to be a superhero, spoof/comedy or not. Anyway, miracles do happen. After all, Jack Black somehow managed to find a way to break into the Hollywood big time :D .
     
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    Well they seem to have screwed up with Catwoman from the excerpts I have seen, I do not like it, name change, costume change and I think here origin.
    So lets alter things again and screw GL up (are they on a deathwish?).

    I hope if the do make a proper Green Lantern move they either make it Hal Jordan preferably then John Stewart. Then maybe a Flash movie with Barry Allen. I wish some terrestrial station had picked that series up.

    The only thing they seem to have got right is getting Brian Singer to direct Superman, I just hope it does not backfire on X-Men 3.

    The JLA movie was truly abysmal underpowered heros, and totally altering the characters.
     
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    I read the last draft of the superman script.
    I thought it was not bad but it went a bit flakey with some of the supernatural stuff.
    Not much respect to the original characters: superman was a bit of a cry baby ( he was a lot like peter parker in spiderman) .

    Far prefer Chris Reeves playing clarke as superman forcing himself to be a doofus.
     
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    Superman is too legendary for him to turn down. X3 can wait :smoke:
     
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    Best news possible as now they can go with a different director for X Men 3 which should freshen up the franchise, its my opinion that a new director can often bring new ideas and enthusiasm which will encourage the cast members and ensure they don't simply go through the motions for the third film ( as long as they get a decent director with some vision and not a studio stooge )
     

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