Over at the, a fan ran into screenwriter Mike Dougherty and questioned him on the next film.

I asked him if he was apart of the sequal because everything I have seen says Singer and Harris are writing the script and that he isn’t mentioned. He confirmed that he is writing it with the two just like the last picture. I then expressed to him that I was hoping the delays of Superman: The Man of Steel weren’t true. He said that they were on track and that the goal is still to have the movie out in the Summer of 2009. He seemed a little hesitant about it but did his best to try and reassure that it will get done by then. I asked if he could give any more info on the film. He responded, “There are TWO villains,” and he smiled.

Interestingly the scooper claims s/he recognized Dougherty out of a crowd and approached him out of the blue. I’ve only just recently seen a (one) picture of the dude, and doubt I would remember his mug if I sat across from him on the bus, so some of this seems a little iffy. However, I have heard other rumors of multiple villains in the next film. We already know Spacey is returning as Lex Luthor, which leaves us with one other spot to fill. I’m personally hoping for a Animated Series-esque Brainiac.



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  1. I don’t think you should be so quick to assume Lex Luthor will be one of the two villains mentioned. It is in character for him to occasionally work with the Man of Steel whenever it benefits him.

  2. Grain of salt. He’s a screenwriter…writers are always the last one to know that their project’s been screwed, right? I hope Man of Steel is still coming though. Bizarro and Brainiac, por favor! Bring it!

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