Superman Delayed For Mayor?

Although it had been expected that Bryan Singer would do “Superman: The Man of Steel” sequel once he wrapped up work on the WW2 Tom Cruise flick “Valkyrie”, that may no longer be the case.

Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan tell Rotten Tomatoes that they have Singer lined up to direct “The Mayor of Castro Street,” a story of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, within the next year.

Meron says “The next Superman, that’s a ways off” and Zadan adds “Don’t worry about it. Trust me. We may even start preproduction on Harvey Milk while he’s on post production on the Tom Cruise movie.”

Original plans had a “Superman” sequel aiming for a Summer 2009 release which means production would have to begin by mid-2008 at the latest. With both “Valkyrie” and “Castro” on his plate, it could be done but would be a rush job in all three cases – something that no-one wants.