Bryan Singer admits to ‘Superman Returns’ mistakes

Star director looks back on his 2006 superhero movie

Bryan Singer has admitted to making mistakes on Superman Returns.

The director made a one-off movie about the DC Comics hero in 2006, which received a mixed reaction and was not followed-up. The abandoned sequel paved the way for Zack Snyder‘s forthcoming reboot Man Of Steel, on which Singer is serving as a producer.

Now, an interview has emerged with fansite in which Singer admits to misjudging the tone of the fillm. He said: “I think that Superman Returns was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don’t think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer.

“What I had noticed is that there weren’t a lot of women lining up to see a comic book movie, but they were going to line up to see The Devil Wears Prada, which may have been something I wanted to address. But when you’re making a movie, you’re not thinking about that stuff, you’re thinking ‘Wow, I want to make a romantic movie that harkens back to the Richard Donner movie that I loved so much.’ And that’s what I did.”

Superman Returns was intended as a sequel to Donner‘s Superman 2, writing the other two sequels out of history.