2006 Movie News Archives

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August 18, 2006: “Superman Returns” Sequel Looks Promising

In an article posted on Yahoo News, looking at the success of "Superman Returns" compared to "X-Men 3", the following comment was made by Warner Bros. production president Jeff Robinov.

    "'Superman Returns' will be profitable for us. We would have liked it to have made more money, but it reintroduced the character in a great way and was a good launching pad for the next picture. We believe in Bryan and the franchise. Clearly, this was the most emotional and realistic superhero movie ever made."

Meanwhile Warner Bros. President Alan Horn told the LA Times that he expected "Superman Returns" to continue making money, and has plans for a sequel film...

    Horn expects "Superman Returns" to eventually gross about $400 million worldwide, more than last year's hit "Batman Begins." Nonetheless, "Superman" fell at least $100 million short of his expectations.

    "I thought it was a very successful movie, but I think it should have done $500 million worldwide," Horn said. "We should have had perhaps a little more action to satisfy the young male crowd."

    Still, he's betting Warner has firmly reestablished the "Superman" franchise and is planning another installment for summer 2009.

2006 Movie News

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