Bryan Singer confirmed for Superman Sequel March 13, 2008 With a setting inspired by 19th Century Japan, director Kenneth Branagh adapts Shakespeare’s lightest and most delightful comedy ‘As You Like It,’ a celebration of the enduring power of love in all its many disguises. Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando’s famous courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in Forest of Arden. Filmmaker Bryan Singer has confirmed recent rumours that he will be back in the director’s chair for the sequel to ‘Superman Returns’, despite earlier reports that he was off the film. Speaking to Empire, Singer said, “I’m just getting back with writers after the strike. We’re just in the development phase. I’m starting to develop a sequel…with the intention of directing it.” Singer also suggested that the next instalment will “up the threat level” claiming that the first film, which grossed over $400 million worldwide, was needed to establish characters. No date has been confirmed for the project. TIDBIT: Bryan Singer is on record as saying ‘Superman Returns’ is a follow-up to the first two Superman films, but ignores the third and fourth films.