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Superman Film Franchise to get ‘Knighted?

February 9, 2010

Sci-Fi Wire is reporting that Warner Brothers is in negotiations with The Dark Knight’s Director Christopher Nolan to trigger the third reboot of the Superman franchise to bring it on screen.

According to Deadline Hollywood:

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. Nolan’s leadership of the project can set it in the right direction with the critics and the fans, not to mention at the box office. …

Let us emphasize that Superman 3.0 is in the early stages of development. And we doubt Nolan would direct. This wouldn’t be a sequel to Superman Returns but a completely fresh franchise. As one of our insiders reassures: “It would definitely not be a followup to Superman Returns.”

Considering that Christopher Nolan greatly admires Tom Welling’s work and had originally wanted him in a cameo in BATMAN BEGINS, could this be the formula that we’ve all been waiting for to finally see Tom in Tights on the big screen? What are your thoughts?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gaby permalink
    February 9, 2010 11:27 am

    If ge gets Tom (AND Erica) for the Superman Big screen, I am willing to give a chance to this somehow dark Superman of Nolan

  2. February 9, 2010 3:22 pm

    I’ve been waiting for some good news like this. Nolan could do a fantastic job. If he really knows the character, he will not make Clark dark and will hopefully give us a Modern Age Superman.

    If we can’t get a World’s Finest than I’m okay with him overseeing a Superman project — especially when it will have nothing to do with Superman Returns. Let the Silver Age die already.

    My personal preference would be no Lex. Or if we have to have Lex then let him be one of a group of villains or in cahoots with Darkseid.

    Welling and Durance are my picks for Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane. They’re the right age. We don’t need another origins story.

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