|Michael Dougherty, co-writer of last year’s Superman Returns, told SCI FI Wire that the upcoming sequel will feature at least one villain drawn from the DC Comics franchise. Or more than one? “Maybe,” Dougherty said coyly in an interview on the set of his upcoming supernatural horror film Trick ‘r Treat in Vancouver, Canada, on Jan. 15. “It’s [Mr.] Myxyzptlk,” he added, with tongue in cheek.
Dougherty said that it’s likely he and his Superman Returns writing partner Dan Harris will again work with Singer on the sequel. “We’re talking,” Dougherty said. “We’re bouncing ideas around with Bryan. Big ideas. Action-packed ideas.”
Singer has said the next installment will be along the lines of the second Star Trek film, and Dougherty said the comparison is apt. “I think it’s going to be a more action-oriented film,” he said. “Again, the easy comparison to make was [X-Men] to X2, or Star Trek [The Motion Picture] to Star Trek II. I mean, I know that Bryan has said he’s going to Wrath of Khan it, and by that he means, ‘Let’s take what we’ve already establishedâ€”we’ve gotten that out of the wayâ€”and let’s just make it shorter, tighter and more action-packed.” â€”Patrick Lee, News Editor