I’m going to be starting a weekly post on all things Marvel and DC comics-to-movies, starting with Superman. Hopefully this will help you to easily know what’s true and what’s not about casting rumors and everything else about the coming and anticipated movies. So, here we go!
Bryan Singer talks about what could’ve been if they kept him on to continue the franchise:
“If this was a few years ago, I might have [been disappointed] – but so much time has passed. I’ve done two movies since, I’ll be on my third movie now in the [X-Men] universe… so whilst it would have been nice then, now I’m actually genuinely looking forward to seeing Zack’s movie. At my heart I’m a fan. I’ve always been a fan.
“The original ‘Superman’ movie was the one that educated me – the first act of Donner’s ‘Superman’ was what inspired me to take ‘X-Men’ so seriously. Now I get to go see a ‘Superman’ movie and I don’t have to f***ing make it! [laughs] They’re not easy! He’s not an easy character!”
The difference between doing a Superman movie and an X-Men one:
“I got very nostalgic with my movie but even if you take it in another direction it’s very challenging… inherently he’s such a good guy… what’s easier about ‘X-Men’ is that they’re all so conflicted. ”
The Zod emblem/crest revealed:
Amy Adams does the singing/talking/musical monologue of Lois Lane’s from the original ‘Superman’ movie during her guest appearance on the Jay Leno show:
via The Mary Sue.
DC and Warner Bros. basically have not set anything in stone for the Justice League movie or the Batman reboot until ‘Man of Steel’ does its part, according to the a close source at Batman-On-Film:
“Don’t worry about the Batman [film] franchise…it’s [Warner Bros.’] most valuable [DC Comics-based] asset…I believe that they are now looking at introducing [the rebooted] Batman in a solo film, though that will likely take place later than they initially had planned. They are extremely worried how a [Batman film franchise] would be affected if Justice League bombs…and rightfully so.”
“The fact that what should be the core fanbase of a Justice League film isn’t on board is making them sweat as well.”
As for what’s next, well, it depends:
“If Superman is huge, then they’ve bought themselves some time and will have a franchise to hang their hat on for seven, eight years. The need for Batman won’t be as great, and [the reboot] of that franchise can wait until the Superman trilogy is done.”
Warner Bros. executives and their families got a private screening for ‘Man of Steel’ and they made a bold statement:
Word is everybody loved it! Apparently it was such an amazing film that it will be “the superhero movie of the summer,” beating out Iron-Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and The Wolverine. I’ll be honest, that’s hard to believe, all I’ve gotta say is that Warner Bros. better show us something soon that proves it.