Bryan Singer Talks ‘Superman Returns’ Sequel
After the somewhat dissapointing box office take that Superman Returns received domestically, many people expressed serious doubts as to whether or not Warner Bros. would greenlight a sequel. Apparently Bryan Singer wasn’t one of them, as the writer/director is so confident of an imminent sequel that he’s already begun working on it.
In an interview with Empire Online, Singer revealed that he’s currently in the developmental phase of the sequel, tentatively titled Superman: Man of Steel, and intends to direct it.
Singer is being quiet about the specific’s of the sequel’s storyline, but dropped a few hints about the movie’s tone:
“The first one was a romantic film and a nostalgic film,” he says. “I’ll be the first person to own up to that without making any apologies for it. I knew it was going to be that from the outset. 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!”
Nothing has been officially announced about a Superman Returns sequel by Warner Bros., so it’s unknown as to whether or not the cast members Singer mentioned will be returning. However, given his output since Superman Returns, it’s probably a safe bet that Brandon Routh can work a sequel into his schedule.