Will "Superman Return" Again?

by | August 15, 2006 | Comments

By now it’s pretty much a well-accepted fact that Bryan Singer‘s "Superman Returns" didn’t do the kind of box office that Warner Bros. was expecting. That’s not a knock on the movie, but the thing’s still struggling to hit $200 million, and some industry insiders were predicting the flick would tally that much in only a week or two. But, of course, there’s always sequel considerations…

From IGN FilmForce: "Warner Bros. is reportedly trying to seal a deal with Bryan Singer to direct a sequel to "Superman Returns," but don’t get too excited just yet over that news or by Singer’s previous claim that the sequel could be ready by 2009 … Industry speculation suggests that Warners has simply sunk too much money into the Man of Steel to ditch the franchise now, according to Variety.

If home entertainment and TV revenues are profitable then, Variety claims, "Warners and co-financing partner Legendary Pictures have a shot at breaking even on "Superman" once all the revenue streams are accounted for, but it’s going to be a long, tough haul … Although Warners denies it, the studio and Legendary are said to want any "Superman" sequel to come in at $200 million and below ("Returns" cost $225+ million)."

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