April 18th, 2011
07:02 PM ET
With so much buzz surrounding Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man of Steel," it's almost easy to forget director Bryan Singer's 2006 reboot "Superman Returns." Singer himself admits that his film didn't exactly soar at the box office.
"I know it’s hard to blame the time, but there’s a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. 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," he tells VoicesFromKrypton.com of the film, which starred Brandon Routh in the title role.
"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," he says.
Singer now believes that showing Superman's softer side worked against the movie, and he should have cut the lovey-dovey stuff.
"If I was going to do another one, it would be a reboot. I would go back and redo the original… It would be a much less romantic, more b—-to-the-wall action movie," he says. "It would be a very different pace than 'Superman Returns,' which I can say at this point because I have distance from it now."
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