Superman Returns Sequel is NOT Delayed?!
Just last week we brought word that the Superman Returns sequel titled Superman: Man of Steel would be delayed because director Bryan Singer is working on another film titled The Mayor of Castro Street after he finishes his current WWII project Valkyrie. Well word has come from the Superman team via IESB that the Superman Returns sequel will NOT be delayed and will go on as planned - which means it will start production in late 2008. This is turning into a big feud between the producers on who can get their film the most spotlight, but it's likely there won't be delays to either.
The response from the team on Superman via IESB was fairly harsh.
"That's total horse shit, I would say the same thing if I was producing that film but don't you realize that most of the Superman producers are working with Bryan on Valkyrie? Gil Adler and Chris Lee both are in Germany with Bryan and I can guarantee you that there is some work being done with Superman right now."
So why would Mayor of Castro Street producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say the contrary? "It's their job as producers to keep that movie on their front burner, but really, Bryan's deal with Warner Bros. for the Superman sequel is already done and signed and that's the priority."
Original interviews with the Superman production team stated that they would begin production in the summer of 2008, which means that they're still on track to begin then.
For all it sounds, I think they'll fit both movies in on time. It means Bryan Singer may have one busy non-stop schedule, but with these 3 huge movies on their way, what director wouldn't enjoy working on them. We'll keep you updated on each as details develop.