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Posted by: Jett
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

10:30 AM CENTRAL: According to my friends over at IESB.NET, director will helm Bryan Singer THE MAN OF STEEL, the sequel to SUPERMAN RETURNS. They are also reporting that TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman could be hired to write the film. In fact, IESB says that they have had “several meetings” with the good folks over at Warner Bros.

UPDATE: The follow is Bryan Singer on the Super-Sequel via EMPIREONLINE.COM: * [SUPERMAN RETURNS made $400 million! I don’t know what constitutes under-performing these days....Look, I can understand, I suppose, what some people mean. Perhaps some people went in with the expectation of it being like an X-MEN film, and Superman is a tougher character than that. Especially bringing him back. It really goes back to the fact that you can only please some of the people some of the time. But, yes, 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."

* "The first one was a romantic film and a nostalgic film. 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!”

JETT'S TAKE: Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! I loved TRANSFORMERS, so get those guys on TMOS.

In somewhat related news, IESB’s Robert Sanchez interviewed Ausfilm Commissioner Tracey Vieira at ShoWest and things are not sounding very good for JUSTICE LEAGUE. (CLICK HERE for the full story.)

JETT'S TAKE: Please go away JL, please.

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