2002 Movie News Archives
August 19, 2002: The Death of the Super-Hero Film Franchise ... Again!Barry Freiman has submitted an excellent article in to the Superman Homepage discussing the trials and tribulations of super-hero films at Warner Bros. in response to the recent news of the postponement of the "Batman vs Superman" film. Here's an excerpt from Barry's article...
Is anyone who has been breathlessly awaiting the next exciting on-screen adventure of Batman and/or Superman at all surprised that Wolfgang Petersen announced today that he was "temporarily" shelving the Batman v. Superman film project in favor of directing another film? Since the abortion of a film, Batman and Robin, destroyed the AOL Time Warner DC Super-hero film franchise back in 1997, there have been premature announcements by Time Warner for films featuring not only the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel, but also Catwoman and Batman Beyond. Nicolas Cage as Superman in a film directed by Tim Burton. Ashley Judd as Catwoman. Darren Aaronofsky takes on Batman: Year One. And, most recently, Wolfgang Petersen directing Batman v. Superman. How much will AOL Time Warner invest in producing aborted super-hero projects before they realize there is something seriously amiss in both their pre-production process and marketing department that makes it impossible for them to get any new super-hero franchise beyond the rumor and innuendo phase?
2002 Movie NewsListed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2002 organized into 4 categories:
Superman and Batman vs Superman Movie News:
Christopher Reeve Movie News:
- January 30, 2002: Sarah Douglas at a Convention Near You!
- February 12, 2002: Reeve and Kidder to Present Award to Richard Donner
- February 19, 2002: Superman: The Movie on Encore
- March 5, 2002: Region 2 Special Edition Superman DVD Released!
- March 6, 2002: Special Edition Superman on Sci-Fi Channel
- March 14, 2002: Wish Jack O'Halloran a Happy Birthday!
- May 8, 2002: The Never-Made Superman Movie
- June 25, 2002: Warner Bros. Sued Over Superman: The Movie DVD
- June 26, 2002: Warner Bros. Sued Over Superman DVDs - Update!
- July 4, 2002: Superman: The Movie on the Big Screen in Ohio
- July 24, 2002: Superman Movie Items Up For Auction
- August 7, 2002: Superman Movie Items Sold at Auction
- August 28, 2002: Kidder in Crash
- September 10, 2002: Christopher Reeve Recovering!
- September 14, 2002: Wish Christopher Reeve a Happy Birthday!
- September 22, 2002: Christopher Reeve on Larry King Live
- October 3, 2002: Superman Movie Memorabilia on Auction
- October 5, 2002: Superman II on TV in Australia
- June 16, 2002: Miramax Commits to George Reeves Movie
- August 26, 2002: Kyle MacLachlan as George Reeves?
- September 22, 2002: Script Review of George Reeves Movie
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