Matthew Vaughn Clarifies Persistent Superman Rumors
03.27.10 by BJSprecher
Before Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer were announced as the men who would be guiding the reinvention of the Superman franchise, comic book writer Mark Millar's name kept popping up as the one who might be writing the next chapter of the big-screen adventures of "The Man of Steel." Millar, the creator of the comic books that inspired the Wanted and Kick-Ass movie adaptations, spoke frequently about his passion for the character and his discussions with Warner Bros. about an epic trilogy of Superman movies with Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn at the helm.
Just prior to the official Nolan-Goyer announcement, when their involvement was rumored but not confirmed, LatinoReview published an article dismissing Millar's supposed discussions with Warner Bros. as "bullsh*t" and saying that he was "never even discussed to write" the reboot.
Millar immediately countered the LatinoReview article, saying that "WB had direct and serious talks with Vaughn and Vaughn was only doing it if we did it together." In a recent interview with MTV, Vaughn finally weighs in on the controversy, clarifying his involvement with the reboot.
That sort of all got blown out of proportion. I had a very brief chat with them and that's all it was. From a 30-second chat, it's become this huge thing. It hadn't gone [that far], we just had an idea for a story for Superman — that was it.
Vaughn calls Bryan Singer's Superman Returns "a mess" and says that he hopes that Nolan doesn't make the new Superman "too serious" like The Dark Knight. Watch the video below for more.