No Diesel, No Bay -- And X-Men Fans
the big guy look this proud again?
It Cool News has broken and confirmed a story that
may make you smile after reading about the whole Green Lantern/Jack
Black thing. It also means that Warner Brothers may be able
to show up at Comic-Con without getting booed after Catwoman
opens. If anything can do that, it's this:
everything we have ever read about the troubled Superman
production. All the millions upon millions of development
money spent by Warner Brothers trying to make a film that
nobody wanted to see have been written off. Instead, they're
starting from scratch again, and in the spirit of Batman
Begins, they may actually be getting it right by hiring
people with a vision that starts by respecting the property.
can we be so sure? Because they've done it once already,
according to Harry Knowles at AICN, Bryan Singer and his
X2 screenwriters, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, have
signed on to direct and write Superman Returns.
Hopefully, this does not mean a Superman in black leather,
because all the prior production designs are in the trash.
and company aren't starting completely over. In a bizarre
twist, Harry claims that their take has something to do
with the continuity of the previous Christopher Reeve Superman
films. Let us hope that they will at least ignore the third
and fourth ones. Please.
rate, they feel no need for an origin story -- and why would
they? It's the one everybody knows by heart anyway. I mean
everybody. Even my wife.
signing, it makes sense. Singer
mentioned in an interview here that he firmly believes
that strong storytelling directors like himself should be
the ones turned loose on comic book movies. I just never
thought he'd start staking his territory in other playgrounds,
especially has he, Dougherty and Harris will also be writing
a year's worth of Ultimate X-Men in preparation
for X3. Or will they?
does this mean for those who have been waiting for Logan's
Run and some sort of official announcement on the third
mutant movie? Both projects still live, with Logan's
Run put on hold until after Superman Returns.
Fox may move forward with their franchise without Singer.
I hear McG is looking for a job...
Hey, retract those claws, my tongue was in my chee -- waaaahhhhhh...