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On Friday, I spoke with the new head of DC Entertainment, Diane Nelson, who offered up some thoughts on how the recent changes in and around Warner Brothers will affect Superman, Batman and the rest of DC's stable of characters in comics, movies and various other media.

However, one particular portion of the interview seemed to merit its own post. While discussing some of the specific projects on the horizon for DC ("Ryan Reynolds can be anything he wants to be," said Nelson of the "Green Lantern" star's ability to play both Hal Jordan and the Marvel character Deadpool in upcoming films), the conversation eventually turned to one of the company's most iconic characters: Superman.

"We actually don't have any current plans for Superman," said Nelson when asked if the new environment (and the recent legal decision regarding the character) made a "Superman" movie more or less likely in the near future.

We recently ranked Superman as one of the most important properties for WB to prioritize in their new, movie-friendly arrangement regarding DC, so it was interesting to hear that the company currently has no plans for the Man of Steel.

Nelson then reiterated her stance on the lack of action on the Superman front, while acknowledging the character's importance in the DC universe.

"We've obviously done a lot of great things behind the property in our history, and it's a key part of the family, but we don't have current plans behind Superman," she said.

With rumored "Superman" director James McTeigue recently offering his own take on what he'd do with the Man of Steel if given the chance, Nelson's comments certainly call into question how far along any plans might be—and whether we'll believe a man can fly again any time soon.

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Things are sure looking up for Superman these days

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Now focus on making the damn books good again, maybe starting with, I don't know, having Superman in Superman's monthlies ... and keeping Kurt Busiek as far away from the Man of Steel as possible.

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    On Friday, I spoke with the new head of DC Entertainment, Diane Nelson, who offered up some thoughts on how the recent changes in and around Warner Brothers will affect Superman, Batman and the rest of DC's stable of characters in comics, movies and various other media.



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    However, one particular portion of the interview seemed to merit its own post. While discussing some of the specific projects on the horizon for DC ("Ryan Reynolds can be anything he wants to be," said Nelson of the "Green Lantern" star's ability to play both Hal Jordan and the Marvel character Deadpool in upcoming films), the conversation eventually turned to one of the company's most iconic characters: Superman.



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    "We actually don't have any current plans for Superman," said Nelson when asked if the new environment (and the recent legal decision regarding the character) made a "Superman" movie more or less likely in the near future.



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    We recently ranked Superman as one of the most important properties for WB to prioritize in their new, movie-friendly arrangement regarding DC, so it was interesting to hear that the company currently has no plans for the Man of Steel.



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    Nelson then reiterated her stance on the lack of action on the Superman front, while acknowledging the character's importance in the DC universe.



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    "We've obviously done a lot of great things behind the property in our history, and it's a key part of the family, but we don't have current plans behind Superman," she said.



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    With rumored "Superman" director James McTeigue recently offering his own take on what he'd do with the Man of Steel if given the chance, Nelson's comments certainly call into question how far along any plans might be—and whether we'll believe a man can fly again any time soon.



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Knowing they have nothing... or... knowing of unconfirmable rumors of speculation that they might have something, maybe.

I don't know which makes my brain hurt more.


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    Now focus on making the damn books good again, maybe starting with, I don't know, having Superman in Superman's monthlies ... and keeping Kurt Busiek as far away from the Man of Steel as possible.


Superman has monthlies? Plural? Huh.




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DC has not had plans for Superman for a very long time now.




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JesusFan


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Think this refers to mainly no movie projected for near term for Man of Steel at Warners...

And think that there are A Lot of writers that I would rate as being worse than Kurt Busiek doing Supes on a regular basis!


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    Think this refers to mainly no movie projected for near term for Man of Steel at Warners...
Neither the article nor I say otherwise.

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1. You need to re-read that again. DC Entertainment is about trying to get films and television shows going.


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    "We actually don't have any current plans for Superman," said Nelson when asked if the new environment (and the recent legal decision regarding the character) made a "Superman" movie more or less likely in the near future.


Note the part where her answer is in response to the future of Superman film franchise.


2. That's your opinion, not fact.


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> 1. You need to re-read that again. DC Entertainment is about trying to get films and television shows going.

I didn't say otherwise.

> Note the part where her answer is in response to the future of Superman film franchise.

I know. I read the article.

> 2. That's your opinion, not fact.

What opinion, rather than fact, are you speaking of? This one?: "Now focus on making the damn books good again, maybe starting with, I don't know, having Superman in Superman's monthlies ... and keeping Kurt Busiek as far away from the Man of Steel as possible." If so, yes, obviously that is my opinion, not a fact.


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    > 1. You need to re-read that again. DC Entertainment is about trying to get films and television shows going.



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    I didn't say otherwise.



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    > Note the part where her answer is in response to the future of Superman film franchise.



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    I know. I read the article.


The way you worded the subject line made it look like you said that there were no plans for Superman period. Not in film. That's what JesusFan and I were talking about.


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    > 2. That's your opinion, not fact.



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    What opinion, rather than fact, are you speaking of? This one?: "Now focus on making the damn books good again, maybe starting with, I don't know, having Superman in Superman's monthlies ... and keeping Kurt Busiek as far away from the Man of Steel as possible." If so, yes, obviously that is my opinion, not a fact.



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That's all I was saying about the second part.


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rc




I didn't "word the subject line" -- I just gave the title of the article. Click the link and you'll see.

_rc


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darth-sinister




I have read the article, when it first came out. But when you posted that quote, it came across differently from how JesusFan and I precieved it. That's all I am saying.


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