Bryan Singer has confirmed that he will return for Superman: Man Of Steel, the sequel to 2006’s Superman Returns.
Despite pulling in $390 million at the box office, Superman Returns did not match the expectations the industry had set for it, and critics too were unimpressed, in particular with the film’ lack of action. This, however, is something Singer himself seems keenly aware of and will be looking to address with the follow up. “The first film was a romantic film and a nostalgic film,” the director has explained to EmpireOnline, “I’ll be the first person to own up to that without making any apologies for it. Now the characters are established, there’s a real opportunity to up the threat levels.”
It is still unclear whether Returns’ screenwriters Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty will be back though, with rumours indicating that should they decide not to reprise their roles, Transformers’ scribes Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman could be stepping into the fold. Brandon Routh is yet to confirm his return as the titular man of steel, as are Kevin Spacey, who played Lex Luthor, and Kate Bosworth, who played Lois Lane.