Superman: Man of Steel To Have Two Villains?

Straight from the screenwriter's mouth?

On the grand continuum of movie rumors, this item falls somewhere between a conversation half-overheard at a restaurant and something a dude you know heard from this one guy, but it concerns the breathlessly debated Superman Returns sequel, so we can't very well not report it, can we?

SuperheroHype reports that a user at Super-fansite forum The Planet just happened to bump into Superman Returns co-screenwriter Michael Dougherty recently, and took the opportunity to ask him if he would be working on the sequel. As the fan tells it:

I asked him if he was a part of the sequel because everything I have seen says [Bryan] Singer and [Dan] Harris are writing the script and that he isn't mentioned. He confirmed that he is writing it with the two just like the last picture. I then expressed to him that I was hoping the delays of Superman: The Man of Steel weren't true. He said that they were on track and that the goal is still to have the movie out in the Summer of 2009. He seemed a little hesitant about it, but did his best to try and reassure that it will get done by then. I asked if he could give any more info on the film. He responded, "There are TWO villains," and he smiled.

The fan in question is apparently a police officer who happened to be on duty when he came across Dougherty, so perhaps the screenwriter felt compelled to share a little information; he also seems to have consented to a picture with the officer, but it's no longer up at The Planet -- along with the rest of the original post, it's been edited out of existence "due to negativity." (In true fan-community fashion, the poster's fellow members immediately ripped him and each other to bloody shreds; more than a dozen pages of bickering follow the initial post.)

Source: SuperheroHype

Comments

Product_of_You

Steven Edwards

I don't see how they could possibly get a big special effects movie out in two years that apparently no one has even started working on yet.

Aug 6 - 04:27 AM

Rusty Broomhandle

Jaco Gerber

Transformers took under a year

Aug 6 - 04:42 AM

JpPrewitt789

joe fish

As long as Luthor isn't a main villain again.

Aug 6 - 06:51 AM

Mr. Jamal Everette Foxx

Nick Zinghini

Well we know Luthor is back, so I guess that's villain #1, but who could be villain #2? Hopefully someone for Superman to fight.

Aug 6 - 08:12 AM

Rash Hunt

Rash Hunt

"(In true fan-community fashion, the poster's fellow members immediately ripped him and each other to bloody shreds; more than a dozen pages of bickering follow the initial post.)"

Best news ever.

Aug 6 - 08:25 AM

Prosper761

Brian Bara

What? Fans bickering and tearing into each other? Unheard of!

Aug 6 - 08:37 AM

stevegilpin

Steven Gilpin

Who gives a rat's ***? This movie will suck, as did Superman Returns.

Aug 6 - 08:42 AM

sickofitall

b x

pathetic troll go die

Aug 6 - 04:42 PM

Rockslide

Rocky Davies

I hope Luthor creates either Brainiac from some of the Kryptonian tech he got from the Fortress of Solitude OR he creates Bizarro from some of Supes' blood that he got from the Kryptonite dagger. Either one would be fine in my book. And coax Brandon into showing a little more personality.

Aug 6 - 08:59 AM

LJPlayer69

Jose Manuel

Exactly, Bizarro or Brainiac? Would be great...Lex should take a long, long, long vacation, after all, he only doesn't really have a heavy role in the awful SIII (and for the record, SIV was good, better than SIII).

And if you didn't like the movie, that means that you don't appreciate a good retcon story...or people growing up...or having kids...

Aug 7 - 01:28 PM

Gwynnbeilld

Geralt of Rivia

Brainiac wasn't created by Lex (the first time) he accually floats around the universe like galactis except he drains information instead of all the energy but i think that he destroys it or something. and if i'm not mistaken he was the cause of krypton's demise but if anyone wants to correct me go ahead cause i just know the basic plot and not all the details.

Sep 27 - 01:05 PM

Jasonsnak

Jason Smith

i could give to sheznits really, superman is dead in my eyes ever since he had a son in superman returns that really made me want to hurt hollywood. if anything should be darksied and doomsday.

Aug 6 - 09:02 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

Darksied better be one of those villains...

Aug 6 - 09:05 AM

jmo2ski

Jimmy Moorer

Would they just come on wit the damn superman project. I mean Superman Returns sucked, so i am curious to see if they are going to make this one better. and Lex is getting kind of old. Get someone i can see superman smash through a building.

Aug 6 - 09:09 AM

FEENXFIRE

x x

Why won't this project die? Marvel has the right idea; Hulk sucked, so they're retooling the franchise. WB should do the same.

Aug 6 - 09:41 AM

I Am Remote

Robert Pilkington

Two huh? I wonder how Parker Posey will be able to defeat both of them them.

Aug 6 - 09:52 AM

nogard46

joe smith

Luthor summons DOOMSDAY!!!! SUPERMAN'S DEAD!!!!

Aug 6 - 09:54 AM

Lance5680

lance ippel

they cant have doomsday...it would be awsome if they did...but superman just died in the last movie..it would be a repeat if they pur doomsday in the next movie...i would bizzaro

Sep 29 - 07:55 AM

Lance5680

lance ippel

they cant have doomsday...it would be awsome if they did...but superman just died in the last movie..it would be a repeat if they pur doomsday in the next movie...i would bizzaro

Sep 29 - 07:55 AM

Uradik Smoke

J-red FF

There could be 10 villians and this will still suck just like Superman Returns did . They already killed Superman with that hack of a last movie . Knowing Singer and crews ability to write a script the villians will be the illegitamit offspring of Lex Luthor and Doomsday after they had a one night stand some years back followed by a long un-explained absence in space by Doomsday . The little half breeds will have Doomsday powers and Lexs bald head and wreck havok down on Superman and his bastard child...SUPERMAN WAS ALREADY KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD ...

Aug 6 - 10:08 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Damn people always complain when they get all action films that have ridiculous plots and not enough development. Singer finally gives you one and all you can do is ***** about how he had a kid who as movie kids go wasn't that terrible an actor. He wasn't nearly as bad as young Anakin in Phantom Menace. Many of you wanted a Superman who had vulnerabilities and wasn't so perfect no one could challenge him. That's what you got a Superman who makes mistakes and can be fooled. Yes, the movie could have had more action, but it's the first movie of a trilogy. Maybe Singer was just getting the back story out of the way so he can go big in the sequal without shortchanging the characters? and what is the BS about Singer not being able to deliver a story? As far as I can tell you're judging the man's entire career off of Superman Returns which you apparently didn't like. The Usual Suspect, there was a terrible story huh yeah the script really sucked on that piece of crap. The Apt Pupil, terrible. X-men and X-men2, Brett Ratner really outshone those two disappointments.

Oh yeah, and the absence in space wasn't unexplained. At the very beginning of Returns he explains that he had to make sure Krypton was destroyed. Anyone who's ever lost a relative or something of value knows, you don't really believe it until you see the proof yourself. That's a pretty good explanation to me.

Aug 6 - 10:43 AM

sharpless

Matthew Sanderson

It will be either Metallo or Brainiac. Mark my words.

Aug 6 - 10:20 AM

ManofStee1

Alec G

Uh guys, there's three choices for the new villain that involve Luthor. You can have Metallo as Luthor's creation trying to destroy Superman with his Kryptonite heart, Bizzaro (who I would LOVE to see on the big screen) created by Luthor trying to destroy Superman because Luthor says so, or Doomsday created by Luthor trying to destroy Superman because he's Doomsday.

Aug 6 - 10:35 AM

ManofStee1

Alec G

And FYI, just because Returns didn't have a big slugfest doesn't mean it wasn't good. I thought it was refreshing to see a super hero movie focus on character development instead of the villain the hero is fighting. Think about it, after Spidey 1 everyone focused on the new villains and Spidey himself was left in the dust. Same thing with Dark Knight. We've seen one piece of news on Bats himself and the rest about the Joker.

Aug 6 - 10:42 AM

AmazingAndrex

Andrew Rabon

"Think about it, after Spidey 1 everyone focused on the new villains and Spidey himself was left in the dust. Same thing with Dark Knight. We've seen one piece of news on Bats himself and the rest about the Joker."

Don't you even dare.

The only reason I like Spider-Man 2 is because of Peter and his ongoing plots.

And don't you DARE pull that sh** with The Dark Knight. Batman Begins was ALL about Bruce and Batman, and Nolan has stated many times that it will stay that way with the rest of the series. That's why it was called "The Dark Knight".

Aug 6 - 09:08 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Damn people always complain when they get all action films that have ridiculous plots and not enough development. Singer finally gives you one and all you can do is ***** about how he had a kid who as movie kids go wasn't that terrible an actor. He wasn't nearly as bad as young Anakin in Phantom Menace. Many of you wanted a Superman who had vulnerabilities and wasn't so perfect no one could challenge him. That's what you got a Superman who makes mistakes and can be fooled. Yes, the movie could have had more action, but it's the first movie of a trilogy. Maybe Singer was just getting the back story out of the way so he can go big in the sequal without shortchanging the characters? and what is the BS about Singer not being able to deliver a story? As far as I can tell you're judging the man's entire career off of Superman Returns which you apparently didn't like. The Usual Suspect, there was a terrible story huh yeah the script really sucked on that piece of crap. The Apt Pupil, terrible. X-men and X-men2, Brett Ratner really outshone those two disappointments.

Oh yeah, and the absence in space wasn't unexplained. At the very beginning of Returns he explains that he had to make sure Krypton was destroyed. Anyone who's ever lost a relative or something of value knows, you don't really believe it until you see the proof yourself. That's a pretty good explanation to me.

Aug 6 - 10:43 AM

DarthWonka

Jesse Rodgers

They should have stopped after Donner's Superman: The Movie, an excellent comic book movie that only the first Spider-Man has equalled.

Aug 6 - 11:29 AM

GoldbergsVariations

Z Gold

Said with finality by someone calling themselves darth wonka

Aug 7 - 07:25 AM

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