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Zack Snyder’s SUPERMAN having issues; SUCKER PUNCH not testing well

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 15th, 2011

Apparently tonight is just not good if you are one Zack Snyder.

First, you have a studio hand over the reins of a franchise you helped make famous, and apparently, that very same studio, WB, is not liking what you’ve been putting out.

The team over at Vulture, who just revealed that WB has offered the director’s chair of the upcoming 300 prequel, XERXES, to Guy Ritchie, have also revealed that Snyder’s upcoming take on SUPERMAN is facing some issues. Allegedly, the film’s third act is becoming problematic, and the combination of that and the reported poor testing for Snyder’s upcoming film, SUCKER PUNCH, has WB on edge at this point.

Personally, I think this is really kind of a mixed bag of a story.

First, it is not shocking that a film like SUCKER PUNCH would test poorly. The film itself seems like a very polarizing one, and one that may not ultimately play well to executives. As far as SUPERMAN goes, the film is still very early in the production stage, and while it should be ramping up production relatively soon, a film produced by Christopher Nolan and penned by David Goyer should hopefully find a way to work out the kinks.

The fact that WB seems to be balking at SUCKER PUNCH is telling, however. The studio has backed some really ballsy projects, but then again, it’s only a matter of time before we see just what the final product looks like.

What do you think?

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