Net goes Nuts Over Spacey Rumor
Much is being made of a comment, buried deep in an interesting interview with actor Kevin Spacey regarding his participation in the next Superman film. The UK’s Independent noted that Spacey was signed to reprise his Lex Luthor in the film but doesn’t quote the actor directly. Instead, he commented on his life as a producer and occasional actor.
"Well, look. If I’m not producing, then I’m an actor for hire. It ends there. That doesn’t mean you’re not working with a director and other actors and a writer to make the best movie you can, but it’s a temporal experience, you’ll be together for a couple of weeks or months and then you’re done."
While it’s true he was committed to the next film, which at the time was still going to act as a follow-up to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, the playing field ahs changed. Singer is no longer attached to the film, which was recently announced as being rebooted ala Batman Begins.
After all, Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov told the Wall Street Journal what the rest of us knew walking out of the theater that the homage to Richard Donner "didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to. … It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned."
Exactly who will write, director or appear in the new start has yet to be announced so there may well be a lot of guessing through reading tea leaves. We suspect that any new Superman feature film will not bring back anyone from the Singer film or the 1980s features.