In fact, he “is probably the most heterosexual character in any movie I’ve ever made,” Singer tells Reuters. “I don’t think he’s ever been gay.”
DC Comics Publisher Paul Levitz admits he was confounded by all the tongue-wagging, too: “We were all scratching our heads. He’s not a gay character.”
What’s behind all the buzz?
Of course, most of the buzz has been about the movie itself. Access Hollywood wonders what’s fueling anticipation for the June 28 release:
Access thinks it’s the whole, ahem, package. The superpowers, the rascally villains … oh, and the heart-wrenching pain which stems from being a vulnerable loner who can make time fly backwards but can’t seem to make it work with the ladies …
Access’ “movie guru” Scott Mantz calls Superman Returns “the most hyped movie since Star Wars: Episode III.”
Superman documentary debuts tonight
Adding to the hype, A&E debuts the documentary, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman, at 8 tonight.
“A&E has opportunistically taken what would otherwise be a swell DVD extra and turned it into an entertaining if almost exhaustively comprehensive special, neatly latching onto the capetails of the upcoming Superman Returns,” Variety writes.
The documentary sifts through nearly 70 years of Superman’s history, from the character’s creation to radio to TV to movies.
“The one glaring oversight, actually,” Variety notes, “involves a failure to acknowledge the thorny matter of how the creators were shortchanged on profits from their creation, spurring several rounds of litigation.”
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