The status of Superman: Man Of Steel was unknown after the Justice League movie started developing. Would the ‘less than expected’ performance of Superman Returns mean that Warner Brothers would rather lump him in the Justice League movie, rather than spend another $200 million on his own venture? Well today we have got some news that clears a few things up. First IESB got word that Bryan Singer was back in the directors chair, but writers Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris were out. Some people though that Superman Returns lacked action. So who else better to replacing them than the writers of Transformers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. This is currently speculation and nothing has been confirmed yet.
Meanwhile over at Empire, Bryan Singer had a few words to say on the project:
“I’m just getting back with writers after the strike. We’re just in the development phase. I’m starting to develop a sequel…with the intention of directing it”
About the negative reaction to the first film’s focus on the drama instead of the action, Singer added, “The first one was a romantic film and a nostalgic film… And now that the characters are established, there’s really an opportunity to up the threat levels….Clearly there’ll be a body count [laughs]. From frame one, it will be unrelenting terror! All those teenage girls who found the movie and mooned over James Marsden or Brandon? Well, I’m going to wake them up!””
In my opinion we didn’t need the characters to be established. Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor have been around for decades, we didn’t really need an introduction to them as around 90% of people know who they were already. Hopefully Singer can learn from his mistakes and make Man Of Steel better on all levels.