Meanwhile, in ‘Superman’ movie news…
If you ever wonder why DC can’t catch a break in movies while Marvel’s going gangbusters, consider this piece from the New York Post about the producers of Superman:
MOVIE mogul Jon Peters has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from his “Superman: Man of Steel” co-producer, Brian Quintana — for allegedly threatening to kapow! him.
The battle between the producers flared up on Aug. 12 when Peters
was giving a deposition at a Los Angeles law office for a sexual
harassment lawsuit Quintana filed against him. According to a
transcript of the deposition, Peters shouted, “I am going to cross this
table and beat the [bleep]ing [bleep] out of you. I am going to kick
Quintana, 41, told Page Six that Peters lunged at him during the session, adding, “His lawyer had to hold him back.”
A police report Quintana filed Aug. 14 reads: “Mr. Peters
threatened to break my legs. I am afraid, nervous and anxious that Jon
Peters is going to hurt or kill me.”
Then, on Aug. 19, Quintana got a court order forbidding Peters from
threatening, assaulting or harassing him. A hearing is set for Sept. 9
to decide how long the order remains in effect.
Relations between the co-producers have been more charged than
kryptonite. As we first reported last year, Quintana filed a suit
claiming Peters sexually roughed him up and subjected him to
“continuous and pervasive sexual harassment,” including “multiple
instances where he was physically [and] sexually harassed by Peters.”
Peters’ lawyer, Joe Yanny, told us, “This
restraining order is ridiculous. Mr. Peters did not threaten Mr.
Quintana. He is trying to manipulate the system.” He said Peters “lost
his temper” at the deposition because Quintana was throwing kisses at
him. He also said Peters obtained a restraining order to prevent
Quintana from saying he was an “employee” of Peters.
Remember, if there isn’t a Superman theatrical movie in production by 2011, the Siegel estate gets millions. I wonder if DC can take it out of Peters’s scalp.