According to Variety Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have decided not to return to write the sequel to the Superman Returns movie. Opted not to return, or asked not to return? Considering the negative criticism the film received from movie goers, this sounds like a great PR stunt to let them bow out gracefully.
A potential writer’s strike is just days away, leaving the WB scrambling for new writers while at the same time trying to figure out who will play Superman in the Justice League movie.
Marvel Studios is adopting that let’s-try-again strategy with “The Hulk” at Universal, hoping a new pic, starring Edward Norton, will launch a franchise that Ang Lee’s 2003 actioner failed to do.
But WB denies such plans and said next pic would be a sequel with Brandon Routh likely to wear the “S” on his chest again. Legendary Pictures is co-developing and co-financing the project.
Think you can write a better script? Better get your agent on the phone today.