Superman Not Flying Again Anytime Soon

Look up in the air – it’s a bird, it’s a plane … and it’s a bunch of boring clouds, unfortunately. Wait! No, that’s just another plane. Bummer. Those expecting to see a brand new Superman movie emerge from the newly crowned DC Entertainment might have to instead dig up their old copies of previous Superman films because according to the new head of DC Entertainment, there are no plans to resurrect the Man of Steel anytime in the near future. 

DC Entertainment chief Diane Nelson told MTV recently that they “don’t have any current plans for Superman,” even though she acknowledged that Superman is “a key part of the family” and that there’s been “a lot of great things behind the property in our history.” Over the last year or so, a bunch of people have pitched Warner Bros. their own takes on Superman (including the much-publicized version from comic creator Mark Millar), though it really does seem like the studio would rather spend their time developing films around heroes we haven’t seen much of, like Green Lantern and maybe Wonder Woman.
In my non-professional opinion, I could almost see DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. waiting to stick Superman in an eventual Justice League movie and using that to re-launch the character – this way they won’t have to contend (or compete) with a separate, existing franchise like they would’ve had to do with Batman and Superman if the scrapped Justice League movie from 2007-2008 ever happened. By that time Christopher Nolan will most likely be done with his Batman movies, and they can properly insert the two biggest DC characters into a Justice League film without dealing with any fanboy repercussions.
What do you think? Does Superman need to fly earlier, or does the guy deserve a few years off?


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