The source said it will not be a sequel to 'Superman Returns,' but they have not ruled out complety Bryan Singer or Brandon Routh returning. So who knows what shape the new Superman film will take?
Our insiders say that the brains behind rebooted Batman has been asked to play a "godfather" role and ensure The Man Of Steel gets off the ground after a 3 1/2-year hiatus.It is likely things will start moving fast as the families of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster can sue if production on a new Superman film does not begin by 2011, the families will be eligible to sue Warner Bros. for damages.
As one of our insiders reassures: 'It would definitely not be a followup to Superman Returns.'
We were told that "Bryan or Brandon are not completely out of it yet. But Warner Bros doesn't have a handle yet on it, either. [Producer] Jon Peters is trying to make something happen since he stands to benefit financially. But they [the studio] need to hear a great story that makes sense." Another insider explained to us, "We know what we don't want to do. But we don't know what we want to do. We learned a lot from the last movie, and we want to get it right this time."
Deadline Hollywood also has word that the ball is rolling on a follow up to Chris Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' saying:
While Nolan completes that Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer for a July 16th release, he's also hatched an idea for Warner Bros' third Batman installment. Now his brother and frequent collaborator Jonah Nolan, and David Goyer who co-wrote Batman Begins and penned the story for The Dark Knight, are off scripting it.