Warner Bros. Hits Legal Snag With Superman
Reported by Jay Cochran - 11:59 AM 2011.04.13
THR reports that a judge has rejected attempts by Warner Bros. to have secret documents that supposedly how an agreement between the estates of Superman co-creators Joel Shuster and Jerry Siegel not to make further copyright deals with the studio.
The shielded document may contain clues about the future of Superman. By 2013, Warner is set to lose certain rights to the character to both the Siegel and Shuster estates. In the meantime, Warner Bros.’ big-budget reboot Superman: Man of Steel is currently in advanced development and the issue of who will own what is also at the doorstep of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
to read the entire article and full back story on the legal fight that has been going on between Warner Bros. and the Joel Shuster and Jerry Siegel estates.