Bryan Singer on Superman Returns and Man Of Steel

News Simon Brew 3 Feb 2014 - 06:40
Superman

Bryan Singer reveals who his Superman Returns 2 villain would have been, and talks about Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel...

It's little secret that Bryan Singer was primed to make more than the one Superman film that he did. But when Superman Returns failed to have quite the level of impact that Warner Bros was hoping it would, the studio pondered for a while, before opting to go with a full reboot, rather than Superman Returns 2 off Singer. Hence, last summer's Man Of Steel.

Chatting to Empire, Singer said of the reaction to Superman Returns that "half of that I understand and half of it I never will", adding that "It was a movie made for a certain kind of audience. Perhaps more of a female audience. It wasn't what it needed to be, I guess. I think I could lop the first quarter off and start the movie a bit more aggressively and maybe find a way to start the movie with the jet disaster sequence or something. I could have grabbed the audience a little more quickly".

Singer revealed that his planned Superman Returns sequel would have been called Man Of Steel, and that the villain was likely to be Darkseid.

So what did Singer - who has X-Men: Days Of Future Past coming up - make of Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel? "I am in awe of the world building and the scope of that picture", he told the magazine"

"It's tough for me. I'm not a critic and it starts to get into a weird thing where one director is talking about another director. I know how hard it is to make a movie, especially one of these movies and especially a Superman movie, and there was so much I was impressed with in that movie. There were things I might have done a little differently just because of the way I view the character. Don't misinterpret that as me not liking something".

The full interview is in the new issue of Empire, which is on sale now.

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