Bryan Singer Confirmed to Direct ‘Superman: The Man of Steel’

Plus, other production updates from the ‘Superman Returns’ sequel.

It has been confirmed that Bryan Singer (X-Men) will return to direct Superman: The Man of Steel, the sequel to Superman Returns. IESB spoke to a source at Warner Brothers who confirmed Singer's involvement.

The story also provides insight as to who may be writing the script. Writers Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, who wrote Superman Returns, are out. So who is in? Well, the strong possibility is that the film will be written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The duo previously gained notice for their script writing on Transformers.

The pair of writers have apparently had "several meetings" with Warner Brothers regarding the film.

Brandon Routh, who played Superman in Superman Returns, has already confirmed that he will be returning for Superman: The Man of Steel as well.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.


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    @comicbookfan Yeah, the unintelligent crowds that came on here for awhile pushed a lot of people away. I get along with a number of the new people on here.

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. CBF

    @mcleve02 It's useless. I've tried to get mine back as well, but only a few of us stuck around. It's all newer dudes but a lot are cool people.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag


    @insertusernamehere@marcusx@radimus-83@sxers2k1@taberjohnson18 Get back on this site!!! I want my old clan back!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. K.Guy

    @corey So am I! Zack is best at comic adaptations.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  5. Corey W.

    @kguy I'm dying for the trailer..

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  6. K.Guy

    @moviegeek And Zack was there to save the day!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  7. moviegeek

    @corey Rofl. Instead he settled on "Jack the Giant Killer" *keels over in laughter*

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  8. Corey W.

    One of our most commented articles of all-time was a complete fail lmao @moviegeek

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  9. Corey W.

    One of our most commented articles of all-time was a complete fail lmao @moviegeek

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  10. Remy72883

    he was good then but now not really, superman returns had a lot of potential and overall i thought it was a good film but could have been so much more

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  11. Lane

    @remy72883 - Your comment never showed up in my @mentions. Next time, make sure to get my URL right.

    But to answer your question, I disagree. You went on a rant about how Singer should be bringing people coffee instead of directing movies... I like Singer, and despite what you may think of Superman Returns or any of his other films, he is good. So naturally, I'm going to disagree with you, friend.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  12. Remy72883

    what do you mean @lane do you agree with me or disagree me ?

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  13. Lane

    @thajackal - Referring to Singer as "Singerman" and Superman Returns as "Singerman Returns" has gotten really old now, don't you think? Returns wasn't a film about Bryan Singer, it was about Superman (just caught myself saying it wasn't a Bryan Singer film, lol)... Had to rephrase). Singer captured the essence of who Superman is perfectly. Tell me that after everything you've heard of the reboot, you don't still want this film to happen. Same with you @remy72883.

    BTW, I've thought about adding you in the past @thajackal because I know you're a Smallville fan, and some of the things you have to say sometimes as far as your opinions go are understandable, but for the most part you have about the same level of intelligence as a flea.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  14. TheMime

    So..... Zack Snyder's (SUPERMAN) and Bryan Singers's (SUPERMAN: Man of Steal) are two completely different stuff... WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?...... please, can someone explain to The Mime what is the difference.

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  15. Lane

    If only...

    And LOL at the number of comments this thing has, compared to the reboot articles, it has them BEAT! Yeah, I'm not even about to read all of these posts. :P

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  16. Corey W.

    I laugh at this article now. I remember when this was first posted. :D

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Remy72883

    this guy sucks now anyways as a director, now Chirs Nolan that's a director, if you cant keep up, dont bother stepping up singer, i bet it hurts his feelings knowing that every person out their wanted Nolan to direct this over him, he should be getting coffee for people now instead of directing films, i think that is the closest this guy should be to a movie set

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  18. Dan

    @Jake Who's Bryan Singer?!!!! What is it with you, man? Are you from Mars or something? What is the red planet like? You can't be that sheltered, come on....

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Remy72883

    yeah bitches i win again LoL

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  20. Mr_Jellyfish

    Wait, what? Did I miss something here? Please don't tell me Zack Snyder is having anything to do with this. Hasn't he destroyed everything he's touched?

    4 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  21. Mr_Jellyfish

    Hurray! This is very good news indeed

    4 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  22. The Real Lex Luthor

    Singerman Returns was not an origin movie so what movie did you see? They didn't even once talk about his origin they had a movie of him returning after being away 5 years, and the movie was about how he didn't fit into society anymore, and blah blah blah the movie sucked.

    4 years agoby @thajackalFlag

  23. darksektor1971 there's two SUPERMAN movies in the works...huh?

    4 years agoby @darksektor1971Flag

  24. Tony L Black

    I liked superman returns as much as i liked batman begins. Great origin/character based movies. With that being said, Man of Steel should be just as epic as The Dark Knight. Especially since Christopher Nolan is one of the producers. All I ask for is a villain worthy of theatrical release. Let Lex rot on that island we left him on.

    4 years agoby @tony-l-blackFlag

  25. The Real Lex Luthor

    wow saw this on "Most Commented Stories" and almost started to cry in horror!!! No more Singerman!!

    4 years agoby @thajackalFlag

  26. bud2fresh

    Tushay @Narzion

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  27. Narzion

    amerikanci su glupi

    4 years agoby @narzionFlag

  28. bud2fresh

    supper-calafragalistic-expealadoshis ! ha

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