Superman Returns screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have opted not to come back and pen a sequel to the 2006 summer film that would have reunited them with helmer Bryan Singer, reports Variety. The three also worked together on X2: X-Men United.
As a result, Warner Bros. is now taking pitches for The Man of Steel’s next outing from other writers — just as the studio is trying to figure out which actor will don the character’s tights in Justice League.
Brandon Routh will likely wear the “S” on his chest again. Legendary Pictures is co-developing and co-financing the project, which is expected to up the action quotient.