You got to love Bryan Singer. Besides making cool films that have yet to disappoint fans of some hefty franchises, Singer is himself a super geek and self-acknowledged superfan of these same geeky franchises.
Though he had hinted on jumping aboard Star Trek -- something that JJ Abrams recently announced he will do -- the biggest question facing the director is whether or not he can now keep the recently rekindled Superman franchise alive.
Superman Returns Sequel in 2009
Since Superman Returns has yet to make back its budget at the domestic box office there are many who wonder how much Warner Bros is going to risk in creating another sequel. If they do, it has been suggested that they will cut the budget down immensely. But Bryan Singer still has hopes of going big.
According to THR, Bryan Singer has recently announced down at the San Diego Comic Con that he plans to have a sequel to Superman Returns in the air by 2009. Though some worry that he is only doing it to keep the boosted franchise alive, Singer has recently announced the opposite.
Singer, you have to love his analogy, compares Superman Returns to the first Star Trek. The film exists to kick off the film franchise with hopes that the second film will be bigger adn better. How much better? How about Wrath of Khan better b*tches!
"I plan to get all 'Wrath of Khan' on it," Singer said -- a reference to 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, which is generally considered as having breathed life into the Star Trek franchise after 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" suffered critical barbs. "We haven't concluded a deal. That's always iffy," Singer added. "The intention is to do it for 2009."
I loved Wrath of Khan and still dig hearing the film's score recycled into films such as Aliens; so kudos to that.
Though Bryan Singer is adamant on a sequel, we will have to wait and see what Warner Bros thinks.