Since John Campea is away for a few days, I’m making it my duty to report any super hero news for you super fanatics out there. Variety has posted some juicy news and details about the status of the upcoming DC comic film adaptations. There is some good and unfortunately some bad news for you guys.
Comingsoon.net gives us these details:
Speaking of DC Comics pics, it is highly unlikely that Bryan Singer will return to shoot the next Superman movie. (The director is finishing up Tom Cruise’s Nazi film Valkyrie, and prepping The Mayor of Castro Street). The next Superman we will see on the big screen will not be Brandon Routh, but a younger Superman among a cast of youthful superheroes in The Justice League. That movie will likely not be shot, however, until after the WGA strike is resolved. Warners is so happy with Dark Knight that their fondest hope is that Nolan will return to do another Batman.
Well, I guess the bad news is that the next Superman will most likely not be directed by Bryan Singer. (Considering the travesty the upcoming ‘JLA’ movie will be, I don’t think fans will care if it’s delayed.)
Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of ‘Superman Returns’ and would have rather seen Singer film ‘X-Men 3’ instead. I don’t think the upcoming Superman film will hurt the franchise anymore then the previous film had. (By the way, I hope they make Superman fight next time!)
If ‘The Dark Knight’ is as great as the hype it’s been getting for the past couple of years, (Note: I saw the five minute preview and thought it was excellent! Heath Ledger is going to KICK some SERIOUS ASS as “The Joker”! I don’t care what anybody says!) then it would be crazy for Christopher Nolan to pass up the opportunity to film the third installment.
So “superfans,” what are your thoughts to this news? Are you mad about Bryan Singer not returning to ‘Superman?’ Are you pumped about Nolan doing another Batman? Do you even care about the Justice League movie anymore? :P