...Only to tell us more of the same.
In a recent interview, Superman Returns star Brandon Routh said that the next chapter in the Superman-reboot will indeed start filming in 2009, and that a script is still being worked on as we speak (thank you WGA strike.) Let's pray that if the filmmakers choose to dive back into the continuity established by Superman Returns, they spend the very first scene of Man Of Steel killing off that stupid 'Son of Superman' character. I'm seeing a Kryptonite canister placed in a child's inhaler... (cue the sinister laughter.)
However, there was one interesting tidbit from the interview with Routh: when asked which film Warner Bros. was planning on completing first, Man Of Steel or the much-hyped Justice League, Routh had this to say:
"I think it seems as though [the 'Justice League' movie is] not happening, it's on the back burner right now so it's just 'Man of Steel' now, I know, they're busy writing a script and then I trust we'll be starting next year, early next year. That's my timeline anyway."
Guess that quote pretty much puts a fork in any lingering rumors that Justice League will be coming to a theater near you any time soon. (R.I.P. Justice League, we hardly knew ye.) For super-group afficionados everywhere, this means their eggs of joy will now have to be placed in the basket of Marvel's Avengers flick--or, to a lesser extent, with G.I. Joe.
Hit us back and let us know YOUR best recommendations for what the Man Of Steel script should entail. And don't be shy: any idea you come up with can't possibly be worse than Superman Returns.