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Superman: Bryan Singer Says Bring that Cape to Me

Bryan Singer hit superhero paydirt with the "X-Men" franchise but now he's got designs on the big dog: "Superman." The Hollywood Reporter says Singer has signed to direct the troubled "Superman" film, stepping in for the latest casualty, "Charlie's Angels" director McG.

But here's a little problem: What's Singer going to do about the already-announced "X-Men 3" project? The Reporter says "X-Men 3" is slated to open May 5, 2006, which means script development, casting and other pre-shooting chores will need to happen relatively soon. Because of this, Variety says its unlikely Singer will handle "X-Men 3." I'm sure Fox execs are thrilled.

Singer also has Warner Bros' remake of "Logan's Run" on his plate and lord only knows when that project will come to fruition.

Of course, all of this assumes that Singer will avoid the "Superman" curse and succeed where Tim Burton, Brett Ratner and McG failed.

We'll be following further "Superman" developments on our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on July 19, 2004 10:16 PM
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