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Subj: Re: Well, if there was ever a reason why I'm glad Superman Returns 'flopped'...
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 05:57:53 am EDT (Viewed 193 times)
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 05:11:08 am EDT (Viewed 376 times)

    I do disagree with the article's writer on the fact that Superman won't be seen on the screen again. He's too much of a cultural icon to be ignored (and there's that pesky judge ruling on having a Superman film in development by 2011 or the Creator's Estates can sue for damages) and if Batman can be resurrected after the god-awful Batman and Robin (which was much more harmful overall to the Batman film legacy than Superman Returns could ever be) so can Superman.

WB are in a bad position in terms of Superman. Its hard to reboot something such a short period after a previous film. The status of Superman Returns itself as a reboot or a continuation of a previous seies is already kinda confusing for your average moviegoer. Superman returns also wasnt such an enormous flop that everybody hated it or isnt going to remember it. Also in terms of the marketplace WB sorta got the message that a lot of people can turn up to see a dark film like The Dark Knight. Of course dark and Superman dont always go together that well especially when you are talking about an origin movie. Still it got people talking that the way to do Superman right was to make it dark and gloomy. All in all its understandable that WB are sitting on their hands.

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