[NOTE: Within the hour of this story breaking, the all-wise Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News refuted it, saying that he had direct contact with the head of Legendary pictures who himself said that they are not at this phase in the production yet. Stay tuned, readers.]
It was only two weeks ago that DC Entertainment first gave us signs that they were serious about doing a Superman movie right by bringing in Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, to serve as a mentor to this other A-list DC property.
Having reviewed the bullet points of this alleged done deal, here are my immediate thoughts…
1. This is outstanding. Goyer has proven especially effective with DC’s properties in film and in the comics, so go with a proven talent.
2. The moment Warners went bold with “The Dark Knight” over a film title with “Batman” it, I really wanted to see the same for a Superman movie, so I love the idea of “The Man of Steel.”
3. I do feel bad for Brandon Routh in that he was one of the things they got right in Superman Returns. He’s still got it, as seen lately on NBC’s Chuck.
4. Nic Cage really could use the paycheck.
5. Not sorry to see Bryan Singer go, though I do hope it’s true that he’s getting another shot at the X-Men franchise.
Anything else stick out with you on this breaking news?