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Awww…Poor Bryan Singer! Superman Returns Director On Why His Version Failed

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You win some, you lose some! Just look at Zack Snyder's last film…

Sucker Punch jabs aside, Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman film has got a lot of buzz surrounding it, and it's spurred Superman Returns director Bryan Singer to open up about why his film failed.

Here's what Singer had to say about Superman Returns' failure:

"I know it’s hard to blame the time, but there’s a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that Superman Returns was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don’t think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer."

"What I had noticed is that there weren’t a lot of women lining up to see a comic book movie, but they were going to line up to see The Devil Wears Prada, which may have been something I wanted to address."

"If I was going to do another one, it would be a reboot. I would go back and redo the original… It would be a much less romantic, more b—-to-the-wall action movie. It would be a very different pace than Superman Returns, which I can say at this point because I have distance from it now."

We certainly appreciate your candidness with regards to the movie, Bryan, but don't beat yourself up over it!

Until the day comes where they give the Eternal Sunshine memory-erasing procedure to everyone who saw Catwoman, there are still superhero movies that people will say were worse than Superman Returns. LOLz.

What do U think about Bryan Singer's comments on his Superman film?

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7 comments to “Awww…Poor Bryan Singer! Superman Returns Director On Why His Version Failed”



  1. 1

    It's bizarre that he tried to turn a superhero flick into a woman's picture.



  2. 2

    he DID do a re-boot.. everything in it was already done in the first Superman - the new one coming out sounds horrible too. zod is the worst. would have preferred to see brainiac or darkseid.



  3. 3

    Re: tonybotz – i was going to say the same thing about singers superman. he totally ripped off the first movie. i think that is the main reason why it failed so miserably. it was a complete rip off of the 1st movie minus any of the magic the 1st movie had. it was a major disapintment. a director should never get paid for ripping off someone else work.



  4. 4

    It is obvious he is a cock sucker that collects roadkill juice to use as a lube so that he can suck that cock down his throat…



  5. 5

    The difference of Superman Returns and Catwoman is that everyone remembers how bad catwoman was. No one even remembers that Superman Returns POS garbage attempt of a movie. The only good thing about it was the dude that played Superman.

    And he's an idiot if he thinks he would be given another shot at it.



  6. 6

    Did he say he would go back and redo the original??? How about coming up with something ORIGINAL???!!!



  7. 7

    Superman Returns was not a bad film. It just didn't have what people were hoping for, which was Superman physically fighting someome/something. He doesn't even throw a punch in the film. That was a mistake, as the film needed to appeal to men just as much as it did to women (more so, actually.) But was it a bad film? No. It just could have been better.