Now that Superman Returns has finally broken the $200 million domestic box-office mark, it looks as if Warner Bros. is pushing forward with the sequel.
IESB reports that the studio finalized a deal with director Bryan Singer over the weekend, and plans to start production next fall.
Citing “studio insiders,” the website says the sequel’s budget will be slightly smaller than the original’s, which was about $208 million, plus $50 million or so for marketing. The follow-up will be in the neighborhood of $140 million to $175 million, plus marketing.
Also, expect much more action in the sequel, the insiders say.