Next ‘Superman’ Film to Be ‘Superman Unleashed’?

Some interesting info comes across the web on a ‘Superman Returns’ sequel.

There has been much talk since Superman Returns was released about a sequel or a reboot, and some new information has just come to light. A /Film reader sent in some info from a password-protected site for Legendary Pictures that reveals the new Superman film is to be titled Superman Unleashed.

Superman Unleashed

A small synopsis was revealed as well, which would indicate that this would be a sequel to Superman Returns and not a reboot.

"Ramping up the action of its esteemed predecessor, the sequel to Superman Returns promises to raise the stakes and take the audience to heights of action that no other superhero movie can achieve."

The site also reported that the studio is hearing pitches from writers on this new film. We'll surely keep you updated with any developments regarding this possible sequel.

Sources: /Film

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  1. -comrade-


    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  2. -comrade-

    Sounds? Man, look at his hair. This guy is. I hope MW lives up to their word and kicks him off. It doesn't seem like they're going to though. Which isn't fir to those of us now holding our tongues.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  3. the Narrator

    I agree with Crypt. Lol. Spammer.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. The CryptKeeper

    Bragg down there sounds like a homo.

    6 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  5. The CryptKeeper

    Don't really care; won't be seeing it.

    6 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  6. -comrade-


    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  7. Bragg

    Hey you douche f*gs, Superman smokes giant donkey dick, get over it :D

    6 years agoby @bragg1Flag

  8. LankStun

    VIS who are owning right now

    cuz u r coming down on them with everything

    leaving them no hope to unleash a comeback

    6 years agoby @lankstunFlag

  9. the Narrator

    I',m with Vis... MILLAR SCRIPT NOW PLEASE!!!!!

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  10. Solar XI


    6 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  11. ALor2

    ok i forgot about catwoman. that by far is the worst movie ever. well see what happens. let just all hope for the best and hope bryan singer can master it this time.

    6 years agoby @champ2Flag

  12. T.Clark

    So I'm guessing you didn't read my comment? I said why Superman Returns was good but also why they need a know damn well it's better than hottie and the nottie, don't be stubborn. X-Men was good and X2 was fantastic. There's far worse superhero movies than Returns...Elextra, Catwoman, Shumacher's Batman films, the Fantastic Four flicks...take your pick. Returns was good for what it was, and that was a continuation of the Donner years which you seem to have missed. With a better script, Singer could have reinvented Superman greatly. We need the Millar script

    I also like how you changed your avatar and even your convenient

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  13. ALor2

    so i'm guessing you haven't seen the x-men movies and the worst superhero movie ever made...superman returns. if you like that movie then wow you must have very low standards for good movies. i'm guessing you thought the hottie and the nottie was phenomenal. i'm not narrow minded. i just know the difference between good and crap and you my friend don't know the difference.

    6 years agoby @champ2Flag

  14. T.Clark

    "this will prolly be worse then superman returns. the only way they can save this movie is by getting a new director. bryan singer is a piece of sh*t."

    That, my friends, is an example of a narrow mind. Comments like those is why I find it hard not to curse, rollin lmao This is coming from a guy with a TDK, that's original. Like we haven't seen a pic of the Joker before

    They've stated idk how many times that the action will be increased with this film and will stick closer to the comics, SO they're already trying to make it better than Superman Returns.
    Bryan Singer is not a piece of sh*t. He makes a movie you don't he's a piece of sh*t? You have to look at the source material: he was channeling the Donner era with Returns. It was a great movie in that sense. I'm sure he could have knocked it out of the ball park if he didn't try so hard to mimic Donner and Reeve because he IS a great director...not a piece of sh*t. I suppose you hate him for his sexuality, too?

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  15. ALor2

    this will prolly be worse then superman returns. the only way they can save this movie is by getting a new director. bryan singer is a piece of sh*t.

    6 years agoby @champ2Flag

  16. Saquin Turok 'X'

    I agree with you there Rollintruth. Not bothered if it's a reboot or not (though a new storyline would be nice), just so long as they get it right.

    6 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  17. LankStun

    i guess its trying to be like the force unleashed

    6 years agoby @lankstunFlag

  18. rollintruth

    VIS, I understand what you mean about acting differently online than in person. But that's what I mean -- I think people forget that the interactions online are also within a community. Just because we can't look one another in the eye doesn't mean there's not still another person on the receiving end. It's easy to forget that, and to fail to notice when our behavior online becomes a sort of habit that does eventually start to manifest in other settings. And I think people just don't realize that the more aggressive, insulting behavior online does in fact feel just like bullying to the people on the other end. If you've experienced bullying in person, just consider that the way you felt at those times is the way people can also feel when confronted with insults and aggressiveness against them online -- when it manifests even over relatively minor things like this, it makes the confrontational tone seem even stronger, too.

    Like I said, I think I seem to agree with most of your views about Superman (and, I suspect, comics in general). And I pretty dramatically disagree with those who think there should be less romance and more action (which I feel usually tends to result in less character development). I also think that while the glasses are a bit too simple of a plot device, they are symbolic of something more, and that it could very easily be rendered on film in a way that makes it more believable (Reeves in the first film used glasses and hairstyle to accentuate such a major shift in personality that I totally bought the idea that it fooled everyone). "Birthright" for example was great in this regard.

    And FYI, I don't personally think there's anything wrong with profanity itself, sometimes there's just no better way to express something (or to make a joke, etc). I just hate seeing it and insults (especially stuff like "retard" and "gay" -- what if people started using "jew" or "n***er" that way, would people ignore it and say it's just the internet?) thrown at people so harshly, and over disagreements about films. I think it weakens the quality of boards and whatever point someone is making.

    In light of your last couple of posts, I'll also say I apologize to you for the harshness with which I responded to your harshness.

    As for the topic at hand: I think the "Superman Unleashed" page is probably out of date. It was likely put up back when the studio was still considering a sequel, and the page was a placeholder for the project and just stayed up (but locked) as a backup. That it comes on the heels of the Wachowski rumor also gives me added disincentive to believe this most recent "news". That said, I'd welcome a sequel (whatever its faults, I liked "Superman Returns"), just as I'd welcome a reboot. I'll welcome whatever they do, so long as it treats the character with the respect he deserves and maintains the current quality of WB's DC films.

    6 years agoby @rollintruthFlag

  19. Saquin Turok 'X'

    Hope they decide that the title is sh*t before the film's released. Unleashed?! Piss off.

    6 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  20. ALor2


    6 years agoby @champ2Flag

  21. Solar XI

    Bragg and system. Pointless comments, especially Bragg.

    6 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  22. Vamp

    Wooooow... Can't we all just agree that I'M awesome and leave it at that? ;)

    As far as the maturity argument goes.... I got nothing to say.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  23. T.Clark

    ...are you the staff in disguise?

    Anyways, to add to my response: YOU'RE RIGHT...on a lot of levels. I DO need to start acting better...I just never thought of it since I was on the internet. I never took it into consideration. When I first made my account, people told me I was mature for my age...I guess it got to my head. I just like to tell people how it is, but I probably need to do it without the insults. I have a high self image...I wanna be a filmmaker. I have a lot of good ideas and I've been praised for them. However, I guess you're right that I should stop the swearing and name calling if I want to be taken seriously

    ...You have no idea how hard that was for me :)

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  24. T.Clark

    Bragg and system really need to stop doing that...

    Rollin, I'm not an internet bully. I'm just stating my opinion. I tell people what I think in real life, too. Doesn't make me a bully. Bully's are people who pick on people like me. I'm just not afraid to dish out my opinions. Kennese's comment WAS idiotic. I'm acknowledged by teachers for my attitude. It's not like I go around swearing in real life, but on here, I swear. I say as long as you make a point, you can insult people all ya want...ON HERE. Like I said, in real life, I don't constantly would be bad for my image

    About the action: action IS great. But people like Kennese ONLY acknowledged the action...they completely dismissed the plot and romance aspect. That's my point, and you're right, it probably didn't help on my part to insult him with immature names, but you have to acknowledge that I was right on various levels.

    Besides, I think you're just a regular user of this site who thinks I needed a "talking to."

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  25. rollintruth

    SLIM, there's a difference between 15 year olds who act mature and intelligent, and a 15 who acts immature. 15 is 15, you ARE young, but being young doesn't have to equate to acting childish. Too many teenagers online act immature and obnoxious. Do adults also do it? You bet they do, online and in real life. But if someone acts that way, it's called "immature" for a reason -- maturity vs. immaturity, the latter meaning less life experience and awareness of when they are still behaving like a child.

    I don't have the idea of being "young" wrong -- you have the idea of being "young and immature" wrong. The problem with VIS and those who act like him is that they act not just their age but LESS than their age, whereas plenty of other young people are as you said perfectly capable of acting mature. VIS calls people "retards", you think that's mature? You think attacking someone as a "dumb@ss" over a disagreement about adding action to a Superman film is mature? Of course it isn't, it's exactly the sort of obnoxious behavior too common online, and it is typical of a particular type of young poster.

    And there'd probably be a lot less of that obnoxious behavior, and a lot more intelligent mature discussion, if that kind of behavior resulted in widespread rejection of the poster by everyone, including their PEERS. Instead, even mature-acting and intelligent-posting young people defend the person who is acting rude and immature -- and how exactly do you think that makes you look? Online trash-talker like VIS are nothing but internet bullies, relying on the anonymity and distance of the internet to give them a false courage. Bullies are best handled by someone calling them out on it and demonstrating that the bullying rude behavior will result in a harsh and quick response -- and such responses don't tend to come from their young peers, but it should.

    It does you no good to claim that you can have mature conversations in an intelligent manner regardless of your age, if you're going to ignore rude bullies like VIS while complaining about someone who calls him out. Claiming that you just took offense over the "young" aspect (ignoring that I specifically noted the real problem was him acting immature and rude) just highlights the fact that you DIDN'T take offense at his behavior toward other people, his use of insults like "retard" and "dumb@ss", etc.

    As for how I "look" arguing with a 15 year old, I suspect I look like an adult who is fed up with bratty behavior from immature kids dominating message boards while their self-proclaimed mature, intelligent peers mostly ignore the behavior. And I look like I'm going to tell an immature person that they are acting immature. How do you think you look complaining about that and defending the maturity and intelligence of young posters, while you don't put the same effort into stopping the immaturity that explicitly gives young posters a bad name?

    6 years agoby @rollintruthFlag

  26. rollintruth

    VIS, in response to the complaint about people not noticing Kent is Superman, you say those people might as well dis every superhero -- and then you go on to compare it to (a)Spider-Man, who wears a MASK, and (b) Wolverine, who doesn't HAVE a secret identity. Superman doesn't wear a mask or lack a secret identity -- he uses a pair of glasses. The complaint is valid -- you find it "fun", others find it "contrived". Just because you don't mind a major plot hole doesn't mean you should expect others to share your sentiments, and it definitely doesn't make it acceptable to insult them, kid.

    Superman's diminished popularity isn't simply due to a lack of a strong enough film -- the sales of the comic are good when interest in the character is good, and poor when interest in the character is poor. The arc with Superman's death performed better than sales for Superman had been for a while, and it wasn't because of a film that came out alongside the arc -- the story and potential value of the series boosted sales. The fact is that DC has been well-aware that interest in Superman dropped off in part because his power level had grown so much and the stories had gotten so convoluted that the public lost interest over time.

    Claiming that people who find Superman lame shouldn't be commenting in this thread, or that those who advocate more action and less focus on romance in the films should "f*ck off" merely demonstrates a level of immaturity typical of much younger kids who can't stand having to face anything they don't like or agree with at all. Being unable to handle any viewpoint but your own (all of 15 years in the making) is the sign of someone who is MOST in need of some serious growing up before they interact with other people much.

    The sad part is that I probably agree with 99% of your views on Superman and the films, and I seem to utterly disagree with the views of these folks you're insulting. But it's your behavior that's the problem, the typical childish behavior of young kids strutting around on message boards talking trash and generally just reducing the level of intellectual discussion because they can't control their sophomoric impulses. Exactly the kind of person I don't even WANT on my side in an argument, however much we would probably agree. Insults and intolerance, coupled with an inability to admit it and apologize to the people you offended.

    6 years agoby @rollintruthFlag

  27. rollintruth

    You didn't even have to state your age at 15, VIS, that's rather apparent from the mentality behind your remarks. "Retard", "dumb@ss", and other typical "I'm brave because I'm on the internet" e-thug behavior is exactly what I expect from smarmy rude brats. So let's take YOUR remarks and look for the flaws.

    First, you can start insulting other people's grammar when you learn to use punctuation. Well, no, you can still insult other people for it, you just look ridiculous.

    Second of all, you assert as fact that adding more action alone only makes a dumbass action movie that only idiots could follow -- do I need to point how that your remark implies that smart people couldn't follow a simplistic film full of action? Maybe I do need to point it out, if that's your idea of a smart comment.

    You're 15, kid. You skip punctuation, rely on childish insults toward someone simply because you disagree with their view of how to improve a Superman film, and you can't structure an argument in a way that doesn't embarrass yourself. Kids like you, who rely on the internet to make themselves feel tougher or smarter and who love getting away with acting obnoxious toward anyone they have a minor disagreement with, are a dime a dozen and really boring.

    You can keep it up, you can try to respond with another rude attempt at wit. But you'll find out the hard way that there are people who are sick of kids like you acting out, and who are more than happy to demonstrate that however much wit and ability to be obnoxious you've learned over the last 15 years, it pales in comparison to what we've got for you. Stop being a typical internet brat, or you'll keep being treated like one every time you act out. "Ya dig?"

    6 years agoby @rollintruthFlag

  28. -comrade-

    Yeah, but just like the Coen's, those are two guys who learned how to make films together, not separately then joined together

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  29. Solar XI

    I made that comment sound like a greenlit project.

    6 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  30. Solar XI

    Unbreakable 2. Sounds more of a working title. If for whatever reason Sam Jackson and Bruce Willis return, I'd see it because they are a great duo (Unbreakable and Die Hard 3) and they both appeared in "Pulp Fiction". I have to agree with Comrade, Nolan and Scorsese as directors would come out crappy. Multiple directors usually come out in animated movies, except for Peter and Bobby Farrelly.

    6 years agoby @solarxiFlag

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