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Chris Nolan Overseeing Superman?
He’ll "mentor" a new film's development

09 February 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline Hollywood

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He made Batman big news again. So it's hardly surprising that Warners may now have turned to Christopher Nolan to revamp Superman, too. 

According to Deadline Hollywood, the Warners brass is so confident in the man who made The Dark Knight (and who is currently in post-production on cryptic thriller Inception for the studio) that he’ll play a godfather role to any new Superman outing, which Warners is aiming as a complete reboot, and not a sequel to Superman Returns.

Before you go running into the streets proclaiming, “fan demands have been met! Christopher Nolan is directing the new Superman film!” toggle it down a few steps. While Warners is definitely pushing ahead with development for a new take on the Man of Steel, Nolan’s involvement will largely be to mentor the project, helping to make sure the embryonic movie gets off the ground.

And there’s a ticking clock on the Supes franchise for the studio which doesn’t help matters: in 2013, many of the character’s rights revert to the estates of creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, which would mean that nothing new could be kicked off without extra payments and negotiations for licenses.

So after a few years of Krypton’s last son floundering around the rumour circuit with writers and directors (including the likes of Mark Millar) noodling with new visions for the character, Warners itself mulling the idea of letting Bryan Singer continue with his version and the still abortive idea of a Justice League film, it now appears that the company's new DC Entertainment arm is throwing itself faster than a speeding bullet into getting something fresh up on screen.

Nolan’s exact involvement isn’t specified, but it’s thought he’ll help guide the script and, have a say in who gets to direct it/star in the eventual movie. Although we thought Brandon Routh did a bang-up job in Superman Returns, and deserves another shot at donning the red cape.

Nolan will also be busy ramping up a third Batman film, for which he’s apparently found a good idea. Currently, his brother, Jonah, and David Goyer are locked away in a room, furiously turning said idea into a script with words and everything.

Sounds like he's going to be a busy man for the next couple of years…


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RE: Superman 6.
Invader that's an appalling idea but as usual where the studio can cut costs they will. I think the involvement of David Goyer on the script suggests Nolan's involvement as well, given their working relationship on Batman. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 13:17 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
From CHUD "One weird thing that had been floating around for years  now is the idea that Legendary Pictures was interested in creating a fully CGI Superman and hiring an actor to play only Clark Kent. I don't know if this news has already broken out there - everybody I know has heard this exact same story - and I don't know if that concept is still in play, but it would allow Legendary and Warner Bros to always have Superman in their stable and only have to worry about casting new Clarks More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 12:59 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: The Hooded Man Given the Americana nature of Superman I think Spielberg would be perfect, but no chance in hell. o thanks. Lucas would get involved, then we'd /i] be fucked. Personally I liked the idea that the wachowski brothers were approached to produce - they're certainly a better fit than Nolan. Which, as it turns out, was dismissed as a rumour in itself. More

Posted by relativelyrelative at 18:08 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Given the Americana nature of Superman I think Spielberg would be perfect, but no chance in hell. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 14:17 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
id it before and I'll say it again. The Dark Knight was a technically well made film, but was a very shit film in regard to narrative, which was Chris Nolan's job to get right...Time will prove this to be true. p; Yeah, give it a million years.   Anyway....what I'd like to see is Jonah Nolan collaborate with Grant Morrison on the script (a bit like he does with Goyer on the Batman films) with Chris Nolan producing.   I doubt Singer would return as director as I do More

Posted by moogdroog at 14:11 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Another thing that bugged me (apart from all thats been mentioned), before heading off on a 5 year jaunt, would it have killed him to lock the door of the fortress of solitude. Given that all Kryptonion knowledge is stored there and all the damage the crystals could do in the wrong hands, probally shouldn't just leave them lying around. especally in a place thats only defence is being really far away. More

Posted by blackduck at 16:51 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
I agree it makes no sense for the second film not to be referenced, but the above post just shows how poorly the story for the film was conceived, I loved the cast (except Bosworth), production standards and spectacle but the script was strange to say the least. Singer said that Superman 2 was not as good a film as people remember. Watched it recently, don't agree with him. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 12:18 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: The Hooded Man Superman Returns was a sequel to the first Superman film not Superman 2, Singer said as much at the time adding that he didn't rate the second film very highly. This always struck me as a bizarre decision, 'm pretty sure it's accepted as being a new Superman 3.  Both Wikipedia and IMDB say it has a "loose continuity" with these films.  The Script Writers themselves however are even more vague, which if you ask me is totally lame.  They should know for defi More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 12:08 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Superman Returns was a sequel to the first Superman film not Superman 2, Singer said as much at the time adding that he didn't rate the second film very highly. This always struck me as a bizarre decision, considering Lois and Clark never got it on in the first film so where'd the kid come from? More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 11:39 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Nolan should remember that Superman is just a man who can fly and is allergic to green rocks, rather than overdoing the angst and trauma. I agree with previous posters that the Singer film was tedious and fogettable, with the predictable super-child twist and a rehash of Luthor's real-estate disaster scam from the original film. If they must make another Superman film, then perhaps leave Jon Peters out of it this time, as well as Luthor, who never seems particularly bright for a genius. More

Posted by Herve at 21:12 on 17 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
I earlier referred to Nolan as a 'story technician'. Here I go again, having my stab at such a role... SR was intended to be an alternative Superman III, and even if it hadn't been, the choice to stick with the iconic music of old immediately creates the expectation that it should fit very well with the older movies. Part of the problem with SR is Supes apparently buggering off without explanation after SII. Would it have been so terribly difficult to have a short prologue with Supes More

Posted by jobloffski at 12:11 on 15 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: Invader_Ace L: Sotto Voce It was a good way of (re)introducing the character without going through the whole origin story. ... Come to think of it, I can't remember why he actually left. Was he trying to find some piece of Krypton or something? ut it wasn't and it he didn't even need re-introducing.  He's freakin' Superman. Why couldn't the film have started the same way as the other films?  Although, maybe without the slapstick.  Opening Scene:  Sweet Jesu More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 08:56 on 15 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: Sotto Voce It was a good way of (re)introducing the character without going through the whole origin story. ... Come to think of it, I can't remember why he actually left. Was he trying to find some piece of Krypton or something? ut it wasn't and it he didn't even need re-introducing.  He's freakin' Superman. Why couldn't the film have started the same way as the other films?  Although, maybe without the slapstick.  Opening Scene:  Sweet Jesus! There's a massive More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 13:41 on 14 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: KeithM Turned out it wasn't - a good idea, that is.  It, in fact, sucked.  Hard. t was a good way of (re)introducing the character without going through the whole origin story. Re: KeithM's other points- good point. Although, you'd imagine when Supe first dissappears the world would be saying "Where are you Superman?! Come back Superman!" Some might resent him for leaving, some might think he's done enough and deserves is freedom.But after six years, people move on. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 03:12 on 14 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Things they might possibly want to include in this new Superman film. 1. The Anti-Life Equation 2. Intergang 3. Darksied All three are linked. A brutal, long, fight between Darkseid and Superman? Yes please!! his out! More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 22:18 on 13 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Turned out it wasn't - a good idea, that is.  It, in fact, sucked.  Hard. What Singer didn't exactly spell out, but which follows on logically from that "pretty good idea" was that it meant that Superman left Earth after having just screwed Lois, getting her preggers and wiping her memory of the whole thing - without a single word that he might be "gone some time" and without so much as a heads up to the world's police and security forces - you know, a courtesy to let them know h More

Posted by KeithM at 21:48 on 13 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
I think having Superman come back from a long absence was a pretty good idea. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 16:43 on 13 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
I agree wholeheartedly with the last two posters.Superman Returns was a DISASTER of a film and should be cast aside and forgotten by any creative team making a new Superman film.They should make a straight reboot like they SHOULD have done in 2006.This does not mea they have to explain his origin all over again in great detail,they could use flashbacks at the right moments after they start the film with Clark Kents first day on the job at the daily planet and his subsequent first public appeara More

Posted by darth silas at 15:05 on 13 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
If nolan is 'overseeing' the new Superman, hopefully he'll have noted some of what I believe is wrong with SR. Other posts have made similar noises, but I'll get specific, and would hope that Nolan is on my page, since I'm arrogant enough to say I don't hero worship anyone enough to assume I'll automatically love what's on his. Firstly, Nolan is a story 'technician' obsessed with making details serve the themes and character in a story and so there's no need to worry about him trying to 'd More

Posted by jobloffski at 09:26 on 13 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
What have some of you been drinking? Superman Returns was a dreadful, dull, unintelligent, poorly scripted, boring, emo pile of rubbish.  Routh, regardless of script or direction, was charisma-free, uninspiring and utterly unconvincing as Superman (he did a good impression of Reeve doing an impression of Clark Kent, but brought nothing to it himself and lacked the same charm and subtlety Reeve brought to the role). Lack of action was absolutely   its only flaw.  If all More

Posted by KeithM at 05:33 on 13 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Brainiac attacks Earth, forges alliance with Lex Luthor who wants Superman dead, Superman defends Earth while Clark struggles with feelings for Lois, giant scraps between Superman and Brainiac. What's difficult about that? More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:03 on 12 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: JIm R L: Sotto Voce I think they will realise we don't want the origin story again. I think it would be good to have a completely original villain. I also think they need to sever all ties with the Donner vesion. Possibly even the John Williams score, although it is brilliant, and made the title sequence the best part of 'Superman Returns'. Spacey was a good choice for Luthor, but it would be a bit weird to bring him into a new version. I found Routh a bit lacking in char More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 15:49 on 12 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
L: Sotto Voce I think they will realise we don't want the origin story again. I think it would be good to have a completely original villain. I also think they need to sever all ties with the Donner vesion. Possibly even the John Williams score, although it is brilliant, and made the title sequence the best part of 'Superman Returns'. Spacey was a good choice for Luthor, but it would be a bit weird to bring him into a new version. I found Routh a bit lacking in charisma anyway. More

Posted by JIm R at 09:12 on 12 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
I think they will realise we don't want the origin story again. I think it would be good to have a completely original villain. I also think they need to sever all ties with the Donner vesion. Possibly even the John Williams score, although it is brilliant, and made the title sequence the best part of 'Superman Returns'. Spacey was a good choice for Luthor, but it would be a bit weird to bring him into a new version. I found Routh a bit lacking in charisma anyway. Shouldn't be 'da More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 08:50 on 12 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Like I said earlier, I loved Routh's performance in Returns, and he certainly deserves another shot, but I still think the role should be recast if they're gonna do a total overhaul and start from scratch. Don't get me wrong, I would definitely still go if Routh was indeed asked to come back, there would be a certain distracting element to that for me, he reminded me so much of Reeve that he sort of belongs in the Donner-esque imagining of Superman, that said I would probably get used to it, si More

Posted by Kazuya at 08:33 on 12 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Superman Returns was kind of a big disaster because they didnt seem to want to take any risks after all the time since the previous ones - and were left with this weird 80% remake that fauns all over Richard Donner's original take and adds nothing but plot points that nobody will ever attempt to take up and finish - superboy? Etc. At least Nolan's involvement signals a definate change of direction - I'm fine with Brandon Routh but the ideas and story need a total revamp. More

Posted by rich at 22:36 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

Superman 6.
There's three sides to this Christopher Nolan led Superman film. One is - Continue the story (no origin) with different actors and, generally, a different 'feel' to the film, or...bring Brandon Routh back (he deserves it) and continue along this new path. Personally, I'd prefer it if they bring Routh back but change everything else (but still keeping the true spirit of what Superman should be). And the third option is to start again (new origin story), but that is pointless in my opinion as eve More

Posted by Alistair at 21:07 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Superman 6.
Please whatever happens, do not do another freakin' origin film! I don't think there's a need for origin films in general, but definately not with Superman and definately not again! More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 20:55 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

Bring back Routh !!
I say bring Brandon Routh back !! He's a little older and has had a lot more time to fine tune his acting skills. He did a good job with what he had to work with. He just acted according to what Singer wanted. I say give him another chance. But he has to put a little more bulk on him. More

Posted by ASonic77 at 20:46 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

Superman 6.
L: Adrian re: alistair - Why was Lex Luthor the villain again? in a Superman movie? you seriously asked that? He's Lex frickin Luthor! that's why. es, yes, yes, I know this. I know he's considered the main villain and of course they had to bring him back. But with the prospect of what could have been achieved in a new Superman film (with CGI etc) why didn't Bryan Singer bring something new to the table as well....such as a super villain? Superman cannot fight Lex Luthor (obviously) More

Posted by Alistair at 20:43 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

re: alistair - Why was Lex Luthor the villain again? in a Superman movie? you seriously asked that? He's Lex frickin Luthor! that's why. More

Posted by Adrian at 19:02 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

Bring back singer
Bryan singer is one of the best directors in the world. Superman returns was subtle brilliance it was true to the originals, outstanding cast, visually impressive and just because there were no explosions and constant action people didn't like it. But I am a true superman fan and would like for him to get another chance and see doomsday make an appearance. If it gets the re-vamp it will be a shit cheesy movie just like the smallville series with no substance. More

Posted by countduckula at 17:19 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Chris Nolan Overseeing Superman?
irst entry into the thread indicated, I see this as only good news. t="trebuchet ms"] it should be a direct sequel to Returns and not another 'origin' tale, you can't improve on the way the '78 original presented this. t="trebuchet ms"] s well was mesmeric as both Superman and Clark Kent, don't re-cast please. More

Posted by JIm R at 16:04 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Chris Nolan Overseeing Superman?
Will be interesting to see, Nolan's on record as a lover of sci-fi comics so I'm not surprised he's been asked to oversee the Batman Superman universe, DC obviously want to get this sorted out properly and are probably looking to culminate in a Justice League film. I wonder if we could be looking at Nolan doing what Peter Jackson did for Neil Blonkamp on District 9. I think Returns' biggest problem was a poor script, it was a remake in all but name but wrote itself in corners as well. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 15:14 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Chris Nolan Overseeing Superman?
Well, well. Nolan has proven that he can handle the Batman mythology to near perfection, and although I can certainly see where Warner are coming from, I don't think he's the right man for the job, unless there's is some part of Nolan I haven't seen yet, a more lighthearted spirit, the approach for Batman will not work for Superman. I didn't like Singer's slow, boring retread of Donner's classic, it's actually funny that some of the fans of the film use Singer's flick as a way to belittle peopl More

Posted by Kazuya at 09:35 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: DC
L: scruffylooking Think he's being brought on board to merge the universes of the various DC characters, in the same way that Marvel is doing with the Avengers movie. Would not be surprised if that started to happen with his third Batman, with Superman being mentioned or even appearing in it. ell, I'd be pretty freaking surprised if that happened. I don't think any sort of cossover will happen with Nolan's Batman. If they do Justice League or something, there will have to be a new vers More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 03:01 on 11 February 2010 | Report This Post

Superman 6.
First thing's first. The best thing that they can do is to keep Batman and Superman separate. It might work in a comic, but not on film. Secondly, Nolan's involvement in a new Superman film is great news. Bryan Singer did a fairly good job with Superman Returns but the story just wasn't as involving as it might have looked on paper (the kid was a bad idea - Where can you go with that?). And why was Lex Luthor the villain AGAIN? It will be a shame that Brandon Routh will most likely n More

Posted by Alistair at 19:11 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

Potentially Great News
Just wish they'd hurry up and get on with it. Supes won't be appearing in Bats 3 as Nolan has said his Batman doesn't lean or work well with others with powers although I hope he changes his mind as I love JLA and to Superman, Green Lantern and Batman together would be a thrill. As for the next superman Flick I think Brandon Routh should be retained as he was an excellent superman and I'd even keep Spacey but lose the rest, hope they don't linger too much on the origin part again seen it too ma More

Posted by hellboy22 at 17:50 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

DC
Think he's being brought on board to merge the universes of the various DC characters, in the same way that Marvel is doing with the Avengers movie. Would not be surprised if that started to happen with his third Batman, with Superman being mentioned or even appearing in it. Agree that Routh did a good job as Supes in SR but it was the surrounding cast (Bosworth, in particular) and a weak plot that let things down. Also agree that Superman needs an enemy that he can go toe-to-toe with physically More

Posted by scruffylooking at 17:14 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

Great News!
WB should have learned from Nolan five years ago after Batman Begins awesome reboot,that that was the direction they should hve gone with a new Superman film,a fresh start for the character and not a lame indulgent nostalgia fest that Superman Returns turned out to be.Nolan rocks! More

Posted by darth silas at 14:43 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
Seriously, just because Nolan is acting as some kind of advisor, doesn't mean the film will be at all similar to his Batman films. Superman Returns didn't really do it for me, so I welcome a new interpretation. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 13:39 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

This is great. More

Posted by Ghostwhowatchesmen at 13:32 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
I don't think this is good news at all. I'm not looking forward to another dreary Nolan n movie, and neither do I think that this director, who obviously has no real feel for the comic book genre, should be involved in another Superman. We'd have lots of out of place attempted realism, lots of tedious 'supposed darkness' dled narrative that just as it seems to end starts up again, very little action, more shots of skyscrapers than anything else, a tuneless droning score, and a Superman who s More

Posted by Dr Lenera at 13:15 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
L: rpem22 I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Dark Knight was a technically well made film, but was a very shit film in regard to narrative, which was Chris Nolan's job to get right...Time will prove this to be true. sp; Did you hit your head whilst turning your computer on?   an has been on our screens non stop in whatever format for god knows how long, there is nothing new to tell.  p; I totally agree, and I don't think Superman will ever match up to the su More

Posted by ravagee at 12:51 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

I wonder what will be the key Supes stories he'll read?
As previously mentioned, All Star Superman is a MUST! More

Posted by partybee at 11:54 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Chris Nolan Overseeing Superman?
Singer has kind of left WB with no choice but to reboot with the inclusion of superson in SR. Which is a shame, because I'd love to see both him and Routh back for another go but the kid was a step too far in the wrong direction.   And to say Nolan is overrated is nonsense. More

Posted by tftrman at 11:34 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
L: shool I hate the term Overrated. Overrated is overrated. ts the laziest possible way of expressing disdain, which is probably why its popular with internet trolls. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 10:59 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
I hate the term Overrated. Overrated is overrated. More

Posted by shool at 10:53 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
L: rpem22 I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Dark Knight was a technically well made film, but was a very shit film in regard to narrative, which was Chris Nolan's job to get right...Time will prove this to be true. hat rubbish. The film is 2 years old now, people would have begun to catch on to your revolutionary thinking by now. And what exactly do you mean by over-rated? Too many people like him? Is that grounds for negativity? More

Posted by adambatman82 at 10:51 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Very overrated director...
L: rpem22 I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Dark Knight was a technically well made film, but was a very shit film in regard to narrative, which was Chris Nolan's job to get right...Time will prove this to be true. et. out. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 10:24 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

The problem with superman
Why was Superman 2 so good, great actors with great characters perhaps, or was it the fact that Superman had villains he could actually go 1 on 1 with without killing them? Supes needs a decent fight to add to the action not just the boyscout doing good deeds. Bring on Doomsday or Darkseid with Nolan along for the ride it can't hurt! More

Posted by sinj at 10:06 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

Oh god, not another origin film. Boring boring boring. More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 09:35 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

Superman Retuns Redundant?
X-Men, The Fantastic 4 and Iron Man all had sequels made, obviously somebody somewhere finding them each deserving of this. Fair enough, so why not Superman Returns!? Surely it easily held it's own pitted against many of the fore-mentioned movies, in my opinion stamped all over them. More

Posted by higgins78 at 09:31 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

Give Smith another go !
We want Kevin! clap-clap-clap We want Kevin! clap-clap-clap We want Kevin! clap-clap-clap More

Posted by Arkduune at 08:49 on 10 February 2010 | Report This Post

More reasons...
The guy I would love to see as godfather (or writer) of a new Superman movie would actually be mad scotts writer Grant Morrison. Anyone who has read All Star Superman will know where I'm coming from. He really gets what the character and that world is at it's core. THAT could be a very fun movie. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 23:36 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Very overrated director...
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Dark Knight was a technically well made film, but was a very shit film in regard to narrative, which was Chris Nolan's job to get right...Time will prove this to be true. More

Posted by rpem22 at 22:46 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

I am really hopeful for a future of quality DC movie's but I think that if they are making DC movies they need to make them all part of the same universe. they need to work with the actors they have, Brandon Routh did exactly what he was told to do in Superman Returns and he did a bang up job. DC need to keep continuity and keep him as Superman but I am all up for Chris Nolan taking over creative control and I think he may be the right person to put Brandon Routh on the right track. He may the More

Posted by Bates at 22:13 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Chris Nolan Vs The Krypton Factor
Sounds like a cynical attempt to squeeze every last cent out of Superman before the rights revert to the rightful owners. Nolan breathed new life in the Batman franchise but this "mentoring" business means he's not directly involved in it. "Superman Returns" wasn't quite up to scratch. It was good but not great and Kate Bosworth was horribly miscast as Lois Lane, she brought nothing to the role. Must do better next time! More

Posted by BenTramer at 22:02 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Cant wait for the first reboot of a reboot. More

Posted by Bluehawk at 21:16 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Give it a long rest
You can reboot it, re invent it, give it a sequel, expand the TV show, get whichever director/actor etc.... Is hot but it's going to make no difference. Superman has been on our screens non stop in whatever format for god knows how long, there is nothing new to tell. The best move would be to end the TV show and let it be dorment for a good ten years before rebooting or whatever they want to do. More

Posted by dtox at 20:36 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

all sounds good...
this is good news all round me thinks. although i don't see why they're rebooting instead of making a sequel?! personally, i liked superman returns (apart from the whole superman lifting a kryptonite island), the performances were all good and singer did a great job. with the same team and nolan on board it'd be epic. but me thinks this won't happen. but having nolan on board is still a good step. and as for nolan having "a good idea" for the third batman flick? i think i just jizzed a More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 20:35 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
L: titchfield  Dark Knight was good but lets not eulogise the first film. don't think anyone was. Even so, it was alright. More

Posted by hatebox at 19:32 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Agree with hatebox
Accidental double post More

Posted by Noelg25 at 19:30 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

They should just use the next film to finish off Smallville. It's ludicrous to continue with Brandon 'Superman is made of plastic' Routh and the awful direction that Singer took it in. Lex Luthor is extremely dull when camped up. As for Nolan, the first of the Christian Bale Batman films was terrible and he's also responsible for letting him do that awful 'Honestly I'm not Bruce Wayne' voice that just grates on your nerves. Dark Knight was good but lets not eulogise the first film. More

Posted by titchfield at 19:25 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
The best news is Harry Enfield has an idea for another Batman and work is due to start on a script. More

Posted by Woger at 18:51 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

I enjoyed Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, but I think the whole Superman series does need to start from scratch. If Lex Luther is the main villain he needs to be a lot more sinister and serious then in the previous films. It's great news Christopher Nolan is in the producer's chair and I hope he brings David S. Goyer as well. Tone wise Superman should be like Iron Man and the Raimi Spidermans, serious, but fun, with great action sequences. The best director would be Jon Favreau, but he is alr More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 18:35 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Routh. Singer. Nolan.
This decision by DC and studio heads is all business. Its not a bad decision, Nolan will only give suggestions to new director..like maybe how to film with IMAX cameras and the best way to integrate FX into filming. This points to the use of an up and coming director also. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 18:34 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Routh. Singer. Nolan.
roduces, Singer directs, Routh as Superman, + Doomsday = eturns was superb, both Singer and Routh deserve the opportinity, PLUS a third Nolan Batman film, best news item for many a day nt] More

Posted by JIm R at 18:33 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Routh. Singer. Nolan.
I'd really love to see Brandon Routh get another chance to do Superman. Since Superman Returns he's been totally floundering. And to be totally honest I'd like to give Singer another shot. Yeah sure the first one wasn't brilliant but the actions scenes most definately spectacular and I think Singer knows the tone for the film. He was just given too much time, too much money and most importantly too much space. Now don't get me wrong, I don't want to see the studio big wigs getting in on the act More

Posted by evildave69 at 18:25 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Superman= the news???
Holy scrabled potatoes Batman! The news of Superman doesn't surprise me, nor does it make me feel all fusy and warm inside... the fact that the Nolans and mr Goyer are planning a 3rd Batman film however, does make me wanna do a little dance, for wich I, of course, will apologize Greeeetttttzzzzz.... More

Posted by indy2606 at 18:10 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Justice League is coming
Don't worry guys, Nolan knows perfectly well Superman and Batman come from different worlds. But it's great to know that both characters will be conceived to meet in Nolan's. Brilliant news! Good for DC Entertainment! It was about time! More

Posted by criderick at 18:01 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Hopefully he'll put either Kathryn Bigelow or Neill Blomkamp in the director's chair ... More

Posted by indytim at 18:00 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Bring back Brandon Routh as Superman!! More

Posted by BlackHoleP at 17:30 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Nolan loved the original Superman movie ...
I would love it if Nolan backed Singer to return to the project. The noise of a thousand fanboys' minds collapsing in sync would be amazing. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 17:21 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Nolan loved the original Superman movie ...
... but then again, so did Bryan Singer. I totally agree that dark and broody is not the way to go, neither was Singer's long and boring museum piece. Big, exciting, flashy, funny, and absolutely spectacular ... that's what I want! More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 17:13 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Agree with hatebox
Superman, by day the mild mannered Clark Kent, gets into BIG BOLD adventures, and there is one or two thousand robots that he can punch this time around. It is fun, exciting and has the right mix of kick ass action and light humor.   There. Done.   Can I get some money now Warners? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 17:11 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Agree with hatebox
and spectacular is exactly what Superman should be...not dark, moody or edgy...just spectacular and plenty of action...I just hope they get Brainiac as a villain...that would be awesome :D More

Posted by Noelg25 at 17:01 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

woops
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Posted by hatebox at 16:49 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Well, he has experience at coordinating this kind of thing I suppose. I think he'll also have the sense to find a director who understands exactly why Superman is different to Batman. Superman does not need to be dark.. he needs to be spectacular. More

Posted by hatebox at 16:47 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post


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