With Superman Returns only in theatres for a little over a week Bryan Singer is already looking to the future of the franchise.
During the film we witness a news report that mentions Superman is helping out around the globe... including Gotham. Could this be a hint that Singer is trying to get Superman and Batman together?
Singer on Batman vs Superman
In a recent interview with MTV Bryan Singer admits that he would like to direct a Batman vs Superman but only after he has established the Superman franchise a bit more -- sequels!
"I don't think we should go toe-to-toe, unless one of us is deranged somehow by some mind-altering drug," he laughed. "We shouldn't be fighting each other; we should be combining forces." Singer said he'd consider directing a "Batman vs. Superman" flick, but only after the Man of Steel establishes his identity a bit more thoroughly. "I've thought about it for a long time — even a longer time ago, actually," the director revealed. "But I don't know who would be the villain. I guess Batman would be the villain, but then he can't be too bad, because he is Batman. So not quite yet. ... I think Superman needs to have his own movies for a little while before that happens." Either way, Singer insisted that "everybody's excited to do more ... and I'm sure we'll do another one." And Routh had this word of warning for Bale: "I don't think Batman really, really wants to go and mess with Superman."
Though the possibility of teaming up Brandon Routh and Christian Bale seem too good to be true, I feel where Singer is coming from when he says that Superman needs his fair share of attention first. Hopefully in the next film we can give Sup a real challenge that doesn't involve kryptonite.