Two years ago we saw Superman return from the dead in the film “Justice League”. With poor box office takings, poor critical reviews, Ben Affleck’s retirement from the Batman role, and speculation that Warner Bros. were done with Henry Cavill’s version of Superman, speculation has been running wild about where things would go (if anywhere) for the Man of Steel on the big screen.
With J.J. Abrams having recently signed a massive production deal with Warner Bros., many have been speculating as to whether the filmmaker is next in line to take on a Superman film.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Abrams, who has a number of Superman toys among the collection in his Bad Robot production office, was asked if a Superman film was in his immediate future.
“We haven’t had those discussions yet,” Abrams says, not quite convincingly.
Long-time Superman fans will recall that Abrams once delivered a script for a Superman film titled “Superman: Flyby” back in 2002. With Brett Ratner hired as director, the film was eventually cancelled, reworked, with Bryan Singer coming on board to film “Superman Returns” instead.
The script for the un-made “Superman: Flyby” film by J.J. Abrams is available for download (4.6mb PDF).