Is Mark Millar wanting to retcon the SUPERMAN franchise?

Inspired by what Marvel did with The Incredible Hulk and completely turned off by what Bryan Singer and his writing team did with Superman Returns... comic book writer Mark Millar (Wanted) is aiming to retcon the red, white and blue character giving him a refreshing restart if Warner Bros. agree to his planned pitch. He also mentions that the superhero property which he is planning his big presentation to the studio, now has a director attached which he will reveal closer to Christmas time.

€œSince I was a kid I€™ve always wanted to reinvent Superman for the 21st century,€ said Millar. €œI€™ve been planning this my entire life. I€™ve got my director and producer set up, and it€™ll be 2011. This is how far ahead you have to think. The Superman brand is toxic after that last movie lost , but in 2011 we€™re hoping to restart it. Sadly I can€™t say who the director is, but we may make it official by Christmas.€
I don't think it's the worst idea at all. Let's forget Superman Returns ever happened ala Ang Lee's Hulk. Knowing that his quotes to the Daily Record would spread like wildfire over the Internet, Millar was quick to elaborate on his personal message board...
"PS: That Superman news is interesting, isn't it? In the interests of clarity (because I'm sure this will be picked up somewhere) a very well known American action director heard about my love of Superman, approached my and asked me to team up with he and his producer to make a pitch for this. We've been talking for several weeks now and, if this is going to happen, we'll know by Christmas. He has huge pull at WB so fingers crossed. But this is nothing more than a huge US name pulling me into his fold and making me part of a package."
Though I would keep Brandon Routh, I think if he were given the right material - he could be a really great Superman... just whatever you do you gotta make sure you do it right this time. Because two failures, especially a failure after a retcon would mean a shelving of this character all too soon after it's last gathering of dust. Who to direct then, who is this mysterious "well known American action director". Any thoughts? The thought of Michael Bay came to mind straight away... don't like that idea at all. The only other guy I can think of is Tony Scott. Now that WOULD be interesting. source - /film

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