Ever since “Superman: Returns” was released, there were many rumours that there will never be a sequel, since the movie didn’t do very well in box office. Bryan Singer, confirmed with Empire magazine that he is definitely working on the sequel.
In this article, Singer admits that “Superman: Returns” being a romantic movie and less action was a mistake, he said he’ll make the next movie better.
Singer says, “The first one was a romantic film and a nostalgic film,” he says. “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!”
As myself being a huge obsessive Superman fan, I have been my entire life, I’m very excited for the sequel. It’s most likely Brandon Routh will reprise his role as Superman/Kent and Kevin Spacey returning as Lex Luthor.
The next Superman movie definitely needs more action. We need Superman saving more people in Metropolis throughout the entire film. We need another villain besides Lex Luthor. Who should the next villain be? General Zod? Doomsday? I would say bring them both in.
If Singer can sign Terence Stamp as General Zod, that would be killer. Sure, General Zod died at the end of Superman II by falling down the pit but he could survive that fall.
While I did love “Superman: Returns” very much, I agree it needed more action and that film was missing something.