Originally Posted by LordofHypertime
Of course they made a profit by pitching in for Superman Returns. Recently in a letter to someone, I explained how the profit made from SR could've simply been because of the Superman icon itself. So many years without this famous hero, and suddenly he makes a return to the big-screen.
That head-start bonus won't happen with the sequel. Fans will be comparing the sequel (obviously), to SR. And many were disappointed. How does Warner Bros. or Legendary expect to make the same profit?
Maybe Legendary's cooperation is indeed irrelevant. I didn't come to disagree... just state a possibility.
It could have been due to the \S/ itself sure, it could have been a combination, or not at all. I thought we were discussing Legendary here, and if the budget is lowered and possible sequel includes more action and a supervillian, how could Legendary not make money?
Many were disappointed? Define many?
This is all speculation anyway. It will all be revealed soon enough and we can talk facts rather than speculation.