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Chris Nolan To Help Out With Superman Franchise

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Wise choice, Warner Bros!

The studio is bringing in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director Chris Nolan to "mentor" the development of an upcoming Superman film.

It wouldn't be a sequel to 2006's Superman Returns, but a fresh take on the popular superhero franchise. And they need to get started sooner rather than later as the Siegels, who own the original copyright to Superman, could sue for damages if no film is in development by 2011.

Well we think bringing in Chris Nolan to consult was the best thing they could have done. Batman Begins grossed $373 million worldwide and we know what happened with The Dark Knight crossing the $1 billion mark.

The guy knows what he's doing!

No word yet on whether Brandon Routh would return as the title hero or not.

Who do U want to see don the cape and tights?

[Image via AP Images.]

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27 comments to “Chris Nolan To Help Out With Superman Franchise”



  1. 1

    You should audition for the part of Fatgirl.



  2. 2

    Perezsite has a big old boner for profiting off of other's pain! :)



  3. 3

    Awe bring back Brandon. The last movie had a crappy script, but he was great!



  4. 4

    Routh would be fine. Please don't even suggest any of your Twihard gay icon types.



  5. 5

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  6. 6

    Keep Brandon Routh!!!
    I was just thinking while watching Chuck last night that we need another Superman movie STAT!! (Brandon is on Chuck right now)
    KEEP Brandon he is perfect!!!
    He did such a good job.
    (they don't have keep Kate Bosworth though. I wasn't so impressed by her, but I could go either way)
    Keep Brandon!!



  7. 7

    TOM WELLING FOR SUPERMAN!!!!



  8. 8

    Routh was a good Superman. Bring the guy back.



  9. 9

    Christopher Nolan is sexy! Superman definitely needs some of his brilliance if that franchise is going to work. I say they get Tom Welling to play Clark Kent in the movie version as well.



  10. 10

    im all for Nolan pitching in with the Superman films, i just hope he doesnt make it dark..



  11. 11

    Brandon Routh should continue to be Superman!!! He fits the part so well.



  12. 12

    superman needs to be FUN again, and actually fight a decent villain. lex luthor as an evil real estate mogul is super lame. he should be fighting Darkseid on Apokolips.



  13. 13

    That last superman movie was a big disappointment. It was to similar to the one from 1978. I am sure that they will come up with something good for it. I do not think that Brandon Routh would be back. I assume that they will recast that role. I wish they did not wait so long between movies.



  14. 14

    I think Brandon was a good Clark Kent .. but he kinda sucked when he was superman



  15. 15

    Obama would be a great choice. He could fly around to Mighty Mouse's, "Here I Come To Save The Day".

    You could write about Global Warming, The War on Fat and Salt instead of Muslim terrorists, the health care plan that everybody wants and all the jobs that have been saved ' cuz the economy has recovered, because he only taxed the wealthy. It's a great idea folks.



  16. 16

    Tom Welling should completely moviefy his role as Superman. From his awkward, shy play as Clark Kent to the Super kickass Superman, he does it all. Plus he's not too hard on the eyes either.



  17. 17

    so basically this is a reboot of the reboot that sucked.

    it's pretty hard to make Superman ungay in that costume. the movie bleeeeeeewwwwww.



  18. 18

    He looks uncanily like British comedian Harry Enfield.



  19. 19

    If he is going to come on board for Superman, he better bring Christian Bale with him!!!! Look at what they both did for Batman and The Prestige. Besides, he's hot!!



  20. 20

    perez stay out of this you will see gay vision



  21. 21

    Brandon was okay but he wasn't given the chance to add some personal touches like Chris Reeves did when he smiled directly at the camera. So maybe a little more personality or humor.



  22. 22

    Tom Welling should be the next Superman! Since he has a nice grasp of Clark Kent, the next step should be Tom as Superman in the movies.



  23. 23

    Tom Welling for sure ; )



  24. 24

    Cast David Boreanaz as Superman!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!!!

    ….DB in tights and a cape……I'm back lol

    Plus has the look :)



  25. 25

    tom welling should be superman, he already does a good job on smallville so why not take it to the big screen



  26. 26

    Routh was great. I'd prefer Tom Welling though.



  27. 27

    TOM WELLING would be absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!