Superman Returns screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris won’t pen the movie’s sequel, Variety reports.
That leaves Warner Bros. searching for new pitches. Rumors circulate that the studio may take a cue from Marvel and pretend the previous film never happened. The introduction of Superman’s son, and the $200 million domestic box office haul, are cited as the reasons.
However, according to the trade paper, WB denies that rumor, and says the next movie will be a sequel, not a start-over.
Bryan Singer is still set to direct, with Kevin Spacey as Luthor, and Brandon Routh likely returning as the Man of Steel.