Friday, August 22, 2008

Superman Movie News: A new Superman Reboot?

Wall Street Journal reports that WB Executive Jeff Robinov spoke to the Wall Street Journal about their current plans for DC movies, Superman included.

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes -- known as "Batman vs. Superman" -- after the $215 million "Superman Returns," which had disappointing box-office returns, didn't please executives. "'Superman' didn't quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to," says Mr. Robinov. "It didn't position the character the way he needed to be positioned." "Had 'Superman' worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009," he adds. "But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all."

Like the recent Batman sequel -- which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far -- Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as "The Dark Knight." Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.' DC properties. "We're going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it," he says. That goes for the company's Superman franchise as well.

Read full article here.

Speaking of Superman Returns...

According to Superman Homepage:

TrueHD Treatment for Blu-ray “Superman Returns”

Warner Home Video has announced to retailers that they will re-release "Superman Returns" on Blu-ray on September 9th with a Dolby TrueHD and PCM soundtracks.

The original Blu-ray release featured only a Dolby Digital soundtrack while the HD DVD release had the lossless audio track. Warner is now rectifying the situation with a proper Blu-ray release.

Editions of "Superman Returns" with the Dolby TrueHD soundtrack were originally made available in a limited quantity with the purchase of certain Pioneer Blu-ray players. Since that time, fans have been eagerly awaiting Warner to re-release the title with the upgraded soundtrack.

All other content is expected to remain the same.

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