|The Man of Steel No.1 (July 1986), written and drawn by John Byrne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
****It dawned on me recently that there's been precious little info regarding the status of the next Superman movie, Superman: The Man of Steel - AKA Superman Unleashed. It was originally slated for a summer '09 release, but IMDB now has it listed as 2011. A trailer was released in February '09, but since then, mostly just rumors. The Man of Steel IMDB page hasn't been updated since December '08.
The best source of info I've found for this film is the Wikipedia article. A Google search just brings up stale six month old news. From the brief research I conducted, it sounds like Warner Bros. wants to forget Superman Returns (2006) ever happened. Even after reading the Wiki article, I'm still not sure if Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh will return. I dig the concept mentioned in the article that writer, Mark Millar, has for the franchise - an epic 8 hour trilogy that spans the entire life of Supes. That's the type of treatment the character has deserved for decades.
I'll admit I could be plugged into this film more, so if anyone has some fresh news, please feel free to drop a note.