Wednesday, January 02, 2008

"Highly Unlikely" That Singer Will Return

Set phasers to DONE!

Well what we've been speculating on for months now seems to be coming to fruition as rumblings in and around Hollywood are that Bryan Singer is on his way out as director of the Superman franchise! Word of our pending independence comes via the blog of Variety Deputy Editor Anne Thompson.

In her most recent posting, Thompson discusses meeting Batman director Chris Nolan as well as the current state of the DC Comics movie franchises:

Speaking of DC Comics pics, it is highly unlikely that Bryan Singer will return to shoot the next Superman movie. (The director is finishing up Tom Cruise's Nazi film Valkyrie, and prepping The Mayor of Castro Street). The next Superman we will see on the big screen will not be Brandon Routh, but a younger Superman among a cast of youthful superheroes in The Justice League. That movie will likely not be shot, however, until after the WGA strike is resolved. Warners is so happy with Dark Knight that their fondest hope is that Nolan will return to do another Batman.
Not to toot our own horn here, but we've been saying that was a strong possibility for a while now. From the unsupportive comments of Alan Horn, to the fast-tracked JLA project into the 2009 slot formerly thought to go to a possible Singerman sequel, to the release of Harris and Dougherty, all things seem to pointing to Singer going 'bye bye." We can only hope this is indeed the case. Hopefully this means that this version of the franchise is dead and that WB doesn't plan on having some other director try to clean up his mess in it's current state. Keep your fingers crossed.

Interesting tidbit there about JLA as well, since previously the thinking was that it would lense before the WGA strike ended.

21 comments:

colors said...

This was where things were always gonna end up after Singerman lost all that money at the box office.

One wonders if Younis is even now on the phone with Al Gough looking for confirmation.

ApologistPuncher said...

*Cue the Apologist tear-fest

Was there EVER really any doubt? Honestly? WB would NOT have dragged their feet this long if they wanted BS to have another "shot" at BJ. They saw the writing on the wall when people were mocking the fetish-suit, choosing a Pirate who was BOTH more "feminine" and "manly" over Singerman.

I'm sure the fucking lame-brained dullards like "superfag95", and the ENTIRE lot of posters at BlueNuts and the HomoPage are STILL thinking a sequel will happen, and trying to "debunk" this article. See, because Variety was "spot on" when saying WB was looking into a sequel with BS, but "full of shit" and a "gossip mag" when reporting the TRUTH of Singerman's banishment. Need I refer you any further than "superfag95"'s posts on this very Blog, using Variety as "proof" that it would happen?

The chicken's is comin' home to roost, BS. You had your chance to do something GRAND, and all you could do was something REtarded. Pat yourself on the back-side, BS.

You know, the sore spot where WB kicked your ass out?

Anonymous said...

I will say this guys, as a Superman fan while this is great news i am also just saddened by this whole process. We as fans waited forever for a new Superman movie, it had been 20 years and actually almost 30 years since a good Superman movie came out. We all had high hopes that SR would be the start of a great new franchise for the big guy only to have those high hopes SHOT out of a FUCKING cannon 5 min after it opened. Now it seems our only alternaitive is a JL movie with Superman being one of many heroes. That is depressing to me, i wonder if as fans we will ever truly get a kick ass Superman franchise off the ground.

Anonymous said...

Thank God Singer isn't going to direct this film, gays are evil!
from a deluded Christian

Anonymous said...

How does that song go? "Nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye!"

ApologistPuncher said...

"Thank God Singer isn't going to direct this film, gays are evil!
from a deluded Christian"

U guyz r homphobes cuz u dint like superman beturns!

-From a shithead Apologist

Anonymous said...

Singer is a FAG and Superman Returns was gay.

Anonymous said...

That fag Younis is trying to say that it's only the blogger's opinion. Yeah Younis, a blogger/editor FROM THE MOST REPSECTED HOLLYWOOD TRADE MAGAZINE IN THE INDUSTRY is going to pull shit out of her ass. To Younis Variety has less credibility than some newspaper from Scotland that nobody has ever heard of. Fucking apologists are so pathetic.

Sepharih said...

This post is made of WIN!
I went ahead and checked the homepage out of curiosity and AP is spot on. They're in serious denial.

"Now it seems our only alternaitive is a JL movie with Superman being one of many heroes. That is depressing to me,"

It may or may not be everyone's ideal solution, but as the old saying goes: "beggars can't be choosers."

Apologist Douche said...

I can't believe this, SR won Saturn Awards!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a good sequel by someone who is not Brett Ratner, McG, Tim Story, or Kevin Smith. If they get someone like Singer who understood Superman, then I'll be happy either way. It's disappointing, if true.

As for the JLA movie, I wasn't looking forward to it anyway.

Terminal

Anonymous said...

Good. Superman sucks. The less, the better.

Anonymous said...

If they get someone like Singer who understood Superman, then I'll be happy either way.

Singer DIDNT understand Superman. Are you fucked in the head? That's the root of all the problems here.

Anonymous said...

The only thing Singer understood about Superman was the big red bulge he wanted in his ass.

colors said...

I think you mean "big red burgundy bulge", sir.

Anonymous said...

What's to understand? Burgundy? Red? It doesn't matter. Superman still sucks, and so do his fans. WB should shelve the character permanently.

Anonymous said...

Apologists are in hiding.

ApologistPuncher said...

"I can't believe this, SR won Saturn Awards!"

I CAN believe this, no one gives a fuck!

As has been mentioned NUMEROUS times before: BS sat on the committee for the Saturn Awards.

'nuff said.

ApologistPuncher said...

"What's to understand? Burgundy? Red? It doesn't matter. Superman still sucks, and so do his fans. WB should shelve the character permanently."

Know what sucks WORSE than Superman and his fans?

Nut-licking bitches like you and your Dad.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Breaking news like this and only a whole 20 comments from the same five people. This site is about as worthless as the character of Superman.

ApologistPuncher said...

"Wow. Breaking news like this and only a whole 20 comments from the same five people. This site is about as worthless as the character of Superman."

And yet, your queer ass can't stay away. Go figure. I mean, you have Ben10 and SpongeBob to look up to, so I can see how Superman can "bore" someone with YOUR mental facilities.

Question: Is it hard to type on the keyboard with your dad behind you, holding your hips and telling you not to squirm so much?