View Full Version : Superman Reboot Getting the Dark Knight Treatment

02-10-2010, 07:18 PM
After taking the Caped Crusader to the dark side, Christopher Nolan is looking to do the same for the Man of Steel.
The Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Dark Knight director has agreed to "mentor" development on a new Superman movie for Warner Bros., per Deadline Hollywood. Nolan will oversee the Supes reboot while he continues working with brother Jonah Nolan and David Goyer on the script for the highly anticipated third Batman flick, due out in 2012.
But can even Nolan's considerable talents save Superman from box-office kryptonite?
Warner hopes that Nolan can help steer the new Superman flick away from the cartoony feel of the previous reboot, Superman Returns, which was viewed as a critical and commercial disappointment.
The studio has struggled to come up with a popular interpretation of the iconic character since Chistopher Reeve hung up the cape.
Warner first tried to come up with a darker, edgier Superman back in the 1990s, hiring Tim Burton to reinvent the hero, with Nicolas Cage donning the tights. But that never got off the drawing board.
Then came a parade of filmmakers (including McG and Brett Ratner) and would-be stars (Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett and Brendan Fraser were all considered), before Warner hired away X-Men mastermind Bryan Singer to direct the relatively unknown Brandon Routh.
No official word yet on a cast, director or timetable for the new Superman, or if Nolan's involvement will pave the way for the long-delayed Justice League movie bringing together Batman, Superman and many other DC Comics all-stars.
Comic book reboots are all the rage these days. News of a Superman update comes just weeks after Sony announced it was scrapping its existing Spider-Man creative team and starting over on a new version.
As for Nolan, his latest sci-fi mindbender, Inception, hits theaters July 16.
too many superhero movies

02-10-2010, 07:25 PM
naw too many reboots.....1st Batman, Fantastic 4, Spider Man now Super Man!? I also heard Ghostrider is getting one too.

02-10-2010, 08:32 PM
Daredevil is too

02-10-2010, 09:26 PM
atleast this one will be good, hopefully. i dont think its necessary tho.

02-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Forgot about the Hulk reboot that happened as well

02-11-2010, 12:35 AM
its a reboot of a failed reboot (from the reboot tv show)

02-11-2010, 08:23 AM
ill pass..thanks..never been big on superman anyways

Mai Wang Tu Phat
02-11-2010, 08:33 AM
How many god damn Superman reboots are they going to have?

02-11-2010, 08:38 AM
Hopefully just one more good one.

02-11-2010, 12:26 PM
NO! What are they doing? Superman movies are classics, in my opinion.

Ghost In The 'Lac
02-11-2010, 12:33 PM
ill pass..thanks..never been big on superman anyways

co sign

the scarecrow
02-11-2010, 01:48 PM
^ i agree w g-shift and franchise

02-11-2010, 02:52 PM
^ me too. but hopefully it will be good enough to make me want to watch it