Things are about to get hectic for Scott Mednick. The former "Superman Returns" and "300" executive producer recently announced his involvement in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" live-action movie and says he'll soon be busy producing another major franchise as well. However, one thing Mednick says he won't be doing anytime soon is taking another crack at rebooting the Superman movie franchise. Of course, that doesn't mean he doesn't have an idea or two about who should.
"Bryan Singer is, as we all know from 'X-Men' to 'Superman' to 'House' on television, a genius," Mednick told MTV News. "And if anybody can bring [Superman] again to the screen, it’s going to be that team."
While fully aware of the polarizing lack of punching in "Superman Returns," Mednick doesn't regret his time with the Man of Steel. After all, as Mednick points out, in attempting to merge generations of fan expectations, the film "did an enormous amount of money at the box office."
"In retrospect, hearing from audiences, watching reactions, and having the film get out there, the core fans wanted Superman to kick some serious butt. And we lost several of the villains when the island started to crumble and the large slab fell on them," Mednick said of the one aspect of the film he would reconsider. "A lot of the fans wanted to have Superman just beat the crap out of them. So that’s an interesting, fan-based point of view, and you have to listen to those fans and try to weigh their wants, needs, and wishes are along with the storytelling."
Still, Mednick says he looks forward to applying the lessons he learned working on Superman to his upcoming projects.
"There’s not a single movie I’ve been involved in that you don’t look back and say, 'Boy, I wish I’d done this,' or 'maybe I could have tweaked that' or something, so with Superman, it’s no different," said Mednick. "Again, it’s a great honor to be part of that franchise ... and I wish them nothing but great luck if they move on with a second ['Superman'] feature."
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