At last the sequel is coming to development. Variety has confirmed that a follow up to this year's "Superman Returns" will be made with Bryan Singer to once again direct and produce for Warner Bros. Pictures. However, as with any other project, there are several factors that must be addressed first before it is greenlit.
Expected to be backed up by Legendary Pictures in financial matters for the second time, the movie is tentatively set for a summer 2009 release using a production budget below $200 million regardless of Warner's statement saying there's not even a script or budget yet.
In terms of casting, Warner has already had an option on Brandon Routh to reprise his role as the titular hero. It is still unclear whether screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris will return for the project though.