2011 Movie News Archives

February 16, 2011: Rumor About Superman Movie Script Issues

Superman Movie News NY magazine's "Vulture" blog claims that due to supposed issues surrounding the script for the new Superman movie, as well as alleged poor screening reviews for his up-coming film "Sucker Punch", Warner Bros. has offered "Xerxes" (the sequel to Zack Snyder's "300") to director Guy Richie.

    One theory is that Warner Bros. needs Snyder to bear down on Superman stat: Insiders say the closely-guarded script for Superman suffers from major third-act problems, and the studio faces a ticking clock on that franchise, legally speaking; if a Superman film isn't in production by 2013, Warner Bros. loses the rights to the entire Superman franchise and would have to re-license it from its original creators - the estates of Detective Comics writers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - at great if not prohibitive expense.

    But there's another theory: At a recent Warner Bros.-conducted audience research screening of Snyder's Sucker Punch, the film tested poorly. Says one insider familiar with it, "It was bad; like, really bad. They're [Warners brass] really not happy with it over there."

This rumor (and that's all it is) may be total fabrication. Firstly, Siegel and Shuster wrote "Action Comics", not "Detective Comics". Secondly, David Goyer would be the one responsible for completing and correcting any issues with the Superman script... Not Snyder. If Warner Bros. has indeed offered the "300" sequel to another director, couldn't it simply be because Snyder is busy with Superman... and nothing more?

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