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Mark Millar Has Director & Producer In Mind for “Superman” Revamp

Mark Miller (Wanted) has a director and producer in mind for a Superman Returns sequel.  Big problem though, Bryan Singer has already confirmed that he’s going forward with a sequel to the 2006 film (tentatively titled Superman: The Man of Steel).  But that doesn’t bother Millar, who is confident that his new pitch to Warner Bros. will go over well, telling the Daily Record:

“Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to reinvent Superman for the 21st century, said Miller. “I’ve been planning this my entire life. I’ve got my director and producer set up, and it’ll be 2011. This is how far ahead you have to think. “The Superman brand is toxic after that last movie lost $200 million, but in 2011 we’re hoping to restart it. “Sadly I can’t say who the director is, but we may make it official by Christmas. “But fingers crossed it could work out, that would be my lifetime’s dream.”

That was the only section in the interview discussing Superman.  The rest of the interview discussed his recent Box Office success Wanted.  But Millar has gone ahead and posted an update on his official message boards:

“PS: That Superman news is interesting, isn’t it? In the interests of clarity (because I’m sure this will be picked up somewhere) a very well known American action director heard about my love of Superman, approached my and asked me to team up with he and his producer to make a pitch for this. We’ve been talking for several weeks now and, if this is going to happen, we’ll know by Christmas. He has huge pull at WB so fingers crossed. But this is nothing more than a huge US name pulling me into his fold and making me part of a package.”

Millar is obviously not backing down from his statements, and he appears quite confident that he can change Warner Bros. minds about sticking with Singer for the Superman Returns sequel.

I’m one of those–the few it seems–people who really enjoyed Superman Returns and would love to see Singer’s second shot at the property.  He’s already reassured fans that the second installment will be more action-packed, something the first one was criticized heavily for straying away from, so I don’t see the issue at doing it again.  And secondly, the movie made over $200 million domestically, and over $390 million worldwide, more than Batman Begins I might add.  The problem was that the budget became overbloated, mostly due to prior failed Superman relaunches.  I don’t think its right to blame Singer for everything.  Had Warner Bros. done a better job at keeping the properties budget in line over the years, no one would have mentioned the whole “failed box office” angle.

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  • paul

    Superman Returns was terrible!
    What’s up the superman’s son subplot. The Kid was like a zombie thru the whole movie. lol.

  • paul

    Superman Returns was terrible!
    What’s up the superman’s son subplot. The Kid was like a zombie thru the whole movie. lol.

  • Bradley Miller

    Superman Returns was ok, I like Brandon Routh but he’s just not Superman to me. Tom Welling has been playing the character now for almost a decade, and I beleave that to most of us out there he is this generation’s Man Of Steele and as far as Brain Singer goes NO he does not need to be the only one to be blamed for Superman Returns Not doing as well as we had hoped, But it is partly his fault along with everyone at the head of Warner Bros. Warner Bros need to find someone Who is passionate about the whole Superman Mythology, like they did with Christopher Nolan and Batman and Marvel did with Sam Rami and Spiderman and yes Brian Singer with the X-Men. I just think that Warner Bros might have wanted to see Superman back on the big screen that they green lighted the Superman Returns a little prematurely. From the way Mark Millar is talking it sounds to me like he is the one to do that for the superman franchise. I just hope that he dosent choose Brandon Routh to be Superman because like I said earlier to me and to almost everyone I know he is a good actor but he’s just not Superman, and I know that this probably won’t mean a thing to anyone but I still have to say it, because I have followed Superman my whole life,partly because when i was younger me and my brother collected the comics and when i was six years old my brother commited suicide and ever since I have grown more passionate about it.

  • Bradley Miller

    Superman Returns was ok, I like Brandon Routh but he’s just not Superman to me. Tom Welling has been playing the character now for almost a decade, and I beleave that to most of us out there he is this generation’s Man Of Steele and as far as Brain Singer goes NO he does not need to be the only one to be blamed for Superman Returns Not doing as well as we had hoped, But it is partly his fault along with everyone at the head of Warner Bros. Warner Bros need to find someone Who is passionate about the whole Superman Mythology, like they did with Christopher Nolan and Batman and Marvel did with Sam Rami and Spiderman and yes Brian Singer with the X-Men. I just think that Warner Bros might have wanted to see Superman back on the big screen that they green lighted the Superman Returns a little prematurely. From the way Mark Millar is talking it sounds to me like he is the one to do that for the superman franchise. I just hope that he dosent choose Brandon Routh to be Superman because like I said earlier to me and to almost everyone I know he is a good actor but he’s just not Superman, and I know that this probably won’t mean a thing to anyone but I still have to say it, because I have followed Superman my whole life,partly because when i was younger me and my brother collected the comics and when i was six years old my brother commited suicide and ever since I have grown more passionate about it.