Oh, the things one stumbles upon while sifting through websites, like the title and plot synopsis of the next Superman film.

There has been an air of mystery lately as to what Warner Bros. plans to do with the son of Krypton. Would Bryan Singer return? Will the Wachowski Bros. take a crack at directing the franchise? For that matter, would the story be a reboot or continue following the timeline set by Superman Returns? And who would play Superman? Well, it seems that we have a few answers to the Superman puzzle.

Superman fans have been pushing for a working title of The Man of Steel. It has a nice ring to it, much like The Dark Knight for Batman. What it looks like they will receive instead is Superman Unleashed. /Film reader Alex Litel stumbled upon the title at a password protected page from the official Legendary Pictures website. Lo and behold, Superman Unleashed is listed as one of their upcoming films in development. It also seems that Legendary Pictures did not want the cat let out of the bag. After publication of the original story, the information about Superman Unleased has since been removed from the Legendary Pictures website.

Excited yet? Maybe this will help. Maybe. The temporary plot synopsis reads:

“Ramping up the action of its esteemed predecessor, the sequel to ‘Superman Returns’ promises to raise the stakes and take the audience to heights of action that no other superhero movie can achieve.”

So, the rumors about a Superman reboot are apparently false. We’re not sure how to feel about this. The reception of Superman Returns was lukewarm and one has to wonder where they would take the story. Will Doomsday make his entrance? Will we watch Superman step in as the father of his child? Do superheroes pay child support? Just wondering.

What do you think of the Superman Unleashed title? Where would you like to see the Superman story taken?

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