There have been several times when I have commented on the battle between Marvel and DC at the theatre, and the former’s dominance compared to the latterâ€™s lackluster attempts to compete. Iâ€™ve said it time and time again: Marvelâ€™s model is working; build up your individual heroes and then do a blockbuster team movie.
And just maybe DC and their parent company Warner Bros., are beginning to get the message.
Iâ€™ve held off writing this story for a few days now, despite a pair of stories cropping up in the trades over the weekend. But Anne Thompson, deputy editor at Variety, forced me in to action with a small note on her personal blog regarding the future of the Superman franchise.
Today I was told that it is a priority at the studio to find the right direction and if Bryan Singer is willing to do that, fine, but if he gets in the way, he may not stay on the project. There are no writers working on a Superman script now. The studio wants to figure it out. “It might be better to start from scratch,” one exec admitted.
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