It seems every week we get a new tidbit on Warner Brothers’ plans for various DC super heroes. One week JLA will be separate from existing Batman/Superman entities. The next week it’ll be the same. One week Wonder Woman is getting her own movie. The next week she’s out of production.

This week the focus is on Superman and Warners’ plans for the Man of Steel. Regardless of what you thought about the movie, you have to admit the film took it’s time becoming anything close to a commercial success, which has the studio a bit concerned about making another one along the same lines. Variety’s Thompson on Hollywood says the studio is debating a reboot of the franchise instead of an extension, although it’s an ongoing debate.

The big concern in play here is Bryan Singer. Some people didn’t care for the homage he created with Superman Returns and there’s a desire to reboot things a la Batman Begins, to the point that people think Singer may be expendable if he’s not willing to put aside his desire to carry on his tribute to Richard Donner’s flick.

When the movie was in theaters, I wished Singer hadn’t paid so much tribute to Donner in the movie, but I think getting rid of the director would be a bigger mistake. Superman just isn’t Batman. You can’t go too much darker with the big blue Boy Scout. If Singer is willing to holster some of his need to pay homage to Donner’s classic take on the character, I still think he’s the best pick for handling another Superman picture. Hopefully Warners can settle this debate without getting rid of Singer. Then again, this is the studio that almost let Supes fight against a giant spider, so who knows what sort of sense may win the day.

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