J.J. Abrams probably won’t be making the next Superman movie according to a new interview.
Abrams recently spoke with Rolling Stone, in order to promote the highly anticipated Episode IX. In the process, he touched on a number of subjects – including the divisive nature of Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi and original creator George Lucas’ criticisms regarding The Force Awakens. Away from the world of Star Wars, however, discussion briefly turned to the huge deal that had been struck between Abrams and WarnerMedia. Worth over $500 million, the deal had many questioning the impact it might have on existing franchises. One idea that continually cropped up was that Abrams may finally direct a Superman film. Asked about it directly, Abrams had this to say: “We haven’t had those discussions yet.”
J.J. Abrams is known for rebooting and fine-tuning properties and making them giant box-office successes. He previously directed films in the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises before making his way over to Star Wars. Beyond that, J.J. Abrams has quite a bit of history with the Superman property. In the early 2000’s, Abrams was tapped to write a film featuring the man of steel titled Superman: Flyby. J.J. Abrams’ Superman: Flyby was going to be directed by McG, but that deal eventually fell through, leading to the production of Superman Returns, which was directed by Bryan Singer.
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