2002 Movie News Archives
July 2, 2002: Superman and Batman Movie Coming 2004?Variety magazine published an article this past week titled "WB: Fewer Pix, More Punch" by staff writer Dana Harris. The article basically talks about how the WB will be reducing the number of films they release to concentrate on making bigger "franchise" films, amongst them a "Superman and Batman" movie. Here's an excerpt from the article...
2003 is already spoken for with "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," Tom Cruise starrer "The Last Samurai," "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions."
In 2004 Warners will have the second installment of "Scooby-Doo" (says Horn: "I want to make it better") and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," but that still leaves three slots.
Among the frontrunners for those posts are:
"Batman and/or Superman": It's been five years since the poorly received "Batman and Robin," and Warners now seems ready to take its superhero responsibilities seriously.
Since then, the studio carefully examined all sorts of permutations for these two superheroes.
In 1997, Warners pulled the plug at the last second on Cage in "Superman," saying the script wasn't quite there. Last year, the studio brought Darren Aronofsky on board to develop "Batman: Year One" with creator Frank Stack.
But the superhero project that has the greatest likelihood of moving forward, Horn now says, is "Batman & Superman," in which the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight join forces against evil. Wolfgang Petersen is attached to produce, develop and possibly direct.
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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