Following the publications of Bryan Singer to direct a WWII thriller as his next project, speculations began to arise that the picture will cause development on "Superman: The Man of Steel" get stalled. But fear not, folks, as it is unlikely to happen according to the videographer on "Superman Returns" Robert Meyer Burnett.
"...I'm ALREADY working on the sequel," so the man claimed in a statement during a BlueTights.net Q&A session. "Bryan, Brandon and the whole merry bunch will be coming back...and filming will probably begin March, 2008, as was always planned from the beginning. The WWII film Bryan plans to shoot over the summer will have NO EFFECT whatsoever on the Superman sequel schedule."
Supporting Burnett's remark, Variety has also posted report that progress on this follow-up to "Returns" is indeed continuing though Singer is confirmed to work on the other picture first, which will be set up at United Artist.
Rumors have been abuzz lately that "Man of Steel" is not only put on hold because of Singer's new flick, but also of Warner Bros.' consideration to place the hero in its recently announced "Justice League of America."
In related news about the sequel, SupermanHomepage.com, a website devoted to the popular DC Comics superhero, stated to have known who will be the bad guys in the movie, saying "discussions are being bounced around in regards to the major villains being Metallo and Brainiac."
"Apparently the 'Bank Gunner' from Superman Returns (the guy who shot Superman in the eye) will be the man who becomes/gets turned in to Metallo," the site added. "It's unknown if he'll be referred to as John Corben or not."