Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Studio Briefing: Superman Promises More Action Next Time Around

Brandon Routh, the actor who played Superman in last year's franchise revival Superman Returns, has indicated that the producers of the next sequel were sensitive to audience and critical complaints that the film lacked sufficient action sequences. In an interview with the online edition of Britain's Empire magazine, Routh said that the last man-of-steel movie was formulated so that it would show Superman's love for Lois Lane and villain Lex Luthor using that against him. "I just know that in the next film there will be a lot of action and I'm gonna get to fight something, or someone. An enemy with real physical power might be worked in there, definitely." Routh provided no details, saying only that the sequel was about to begin pre-production "so there's a lot of ideas in the air and a lot of discussion about what's going to happen with it. I promise a lot of excitement."

Excuse me, but Superman Returns had enough action. What it lacked was play on the dilemma of Superman and Clark Kent being the same person. The promise of more action doesn't bode well for what I'd like to see: more of Clark juggling his desire to assimilate into humanity and his duty to serve humanity but, in so doing, stand apart.

1 comment:

MysterLynch said...

Singer has said he plans on "Wrath of Khan"ing the next film.

Sadly, we won't be seeing the next one for some time. Singer has another project lined up.

I will be writing about this project likely tomorrow. I am waiting for some additional info.