"Like the recent Batman sequel -- which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far -- Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as "The Dark Knight." Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.' DC properties. "We're going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it," he says. That goes for the company's Superman franchise as well."
So it looks like instead of a Superman Returns sequel, we'll get more of a reboot. I hope they keep Routh and lose Kate Bosworth as Lois but why are they making him darker?
This is the big difference, for me at least, between Superman and Batman. Batman sits around and broods while Superman actually enjoys being a superhero. The world might be dark but he, by nature is not. He's not a vigilante, has a strict moral code and always does what is right, even though it might not be in line with the status quo. Lately he seems to be ridiculed or dismissed but I've always found him to be the more admirable of the two.
With Batman, I actually find the villians more interesting than the superhero.