Yes, they have finally gone ahead and started making this fucking movie. FINALLY! I remember back in 1996 when Tim Burton was attached to direct this with Nic Cage to star in it. God damn have they come a long way! I think they have had at least six directors attached to this thing. Here is the first look at what Superman will look like in the new film.
I’m not that impressed with it, but you can be the judge yourself:
I just think it looks more like that 1930’s cartoon serial that I saw once or twice.
Anyway, here is the story along with cast and crew, found on http://www.comingsoon.net:
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world’s most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman’s bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), Superman Returns stars Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (Beyond the Sea, Blue Crush), James Marsden (X2: X-Men United, The Notebook), Frank Langella (HBO’s Unscripted), Academy Award-winner Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest), Parker Posey (Best in Show), Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City) and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey (Beyond the Sea, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects).
Superman Returns will be released on June 30, 2006 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Let’s hope that Bryan Singer can deliver just like he did with X-men and X2: X-men United as well as Brandon Routh (whoever the fuck he is) hopefully he’ll be a good Superman.
I guess we’ll have to wait till next year to see if it is. Until then, we’ll have to deal with Batman Begins.