Legendary Pictures Preparing for Superman Unleashed?
We've been hearing a lot of Superman buzz recently, and although the news about the Wachowski Brothers directing a trilogy was debunked, we have some real news to report today. A reader on SlashFilm sent over a screenshot from the Legendary Pictures website that contained a listing for a project called Superman Unleashed and a basic plot synopsis that describes it as a sequel to Superman Returns. While I was initially kind of unsure, SlashFilm did confirm with another source that this is indeed a working title and that Warner Brothers is still hearing pitches from different writers, meaning it's not official just yet.
This is plot synopsis from the website: "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 synopsis is actually what made me unsure of this to begin with. Production companies take forever to update their websites, and this could've been listed on the Legendary Pictures site since 2006 when Superman Returns came out. Because we know that they wanted to do a sequel, it just never happened, and they've since decided to go back to the drawing board. Thoughts?