Monday, October 30, 2006

"Superman" Returns

Despite a so-so showing at the box office ($390 mil worldwide with DVD sales to come), Warner Bros. is moving ahead seriously with another new "Superman" film headed by Bryan Singer and starring Brandon Routh. Singer promises more action in the second film. It's not greenlit -- after all, there's no script or budget yet. (One part of the budget is clear: it MUST be under $200 mil; that's Hollywood's idea of belt-tightening.)

4 comments:

Orhan Kahn said...

I can't wait!

Michael in New York said...

Did you like Superman Returns better than Superman I and II with Reeves or just as much? Do you think Routh should return?

joe said...

I do think Routh should return. I am witholding judgement as to whether I like the new incarnation better than the original. It was a bit slow for me and would have liked more action, so I'm glad they seem to be taking it in that direction going forward. As long as they don't lose the human touch that was superbly displayed in the last movie, I think they could have a real winner.

Michael in New York said...

Me too. I think the elements were there for a really good Superman movie. But they need a good villain and more action and confrontation. But I certainly wouldn't expect them to equal the first two Christopher Reeves movies. I think those are the two best comic book adaptations of all time. (Though the second Spiderman is right there with them.)