Warner Brothers has been extremely happy with how Christopher Nolan has reinvented Batman for the new millennium with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, but it seems that they've been less thrilled with Bryan Singer's updated vision of Superman in Superman Returns. Now, according to Anne Thompson at Variety, the studio is trying to determine what direction to take the films starring the world's most well known superhero.
The report states that:
Fans have been clamoring all over the web... for a complete reboot. And within the halls of Warner Bros. the same debate rages on. They too believe that the last movie didn't break the mold and wound up in some kind of middle limbo. 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.
So, despite the fact that stars Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey, as well as Singer himself, have all said that they are signed for multiple films and are eager to return to the franchise, it seems that Warner Brothers may decide to take the Man of Steel in a new direction.