Will Superman be the next iconic character to receive a franchise rebooting?
As fans might expect, Warner Brothers has been thrilled with how Christopher Nolan reinvented Batman for the new millennium with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. And McG sounds like he had big plans for Terminator Salvation.
But the studio hasn't been pleased with Bryan Singer's updated vision of Superman in Superman Returns. Now, according to Variety, the studio is trying to determine what direction to take the films starring the world's most well known superhero.
The publication writes:
Fans have been clamoring all over the web... for a complete reboot. And within the halls of Warner Bros. the same debate rages on. They too believe that the last movie didn't break the mold and wound up in some kind of middle limbo. Today I was told that it is a priority at the studio to find the right direction and if Bryan Singer is willing to do that, fine, but if he gets in the way, he may not stay on the project. There are no writers working on a Superman script now.
The studio wants to figure it out. "It might be better to start from scratch," one exec admitted.