The Man of Steel represents truth, justice, and the American way. Which means, of course, that the lawsuits over the character are about as hostile and nasty as it can get. And it just got nastier!
Some background: Warner Brothers and the families of Superman’s creators, Siegel and Shuster, who got epically screwed, have been fighting over Superman’s copyright since 1999. It’s long and it’s messy, but the short of it is that this lawsuit was delayed over a lawsuit over THAT lawsuit.
You see, Warners is suing the lawyer for the Siegel and Shuster estates, Marc Toberoff, for convincing the family to back out of deals that the estates and Warner Brothers had already reached, so they could seek more money. The judge hearing the actual suit delayed it because of the lawsuit over the lawsuit. Confused yet?
Anyway, the order has been lifted and Warner Brothers is going full steam ahead with deposing the Siegel and Shuster families to continue the main lawsuit. No word on the lawsuit about the lawsuit.
[ The Hollywood Reporter heard you liked lawsuits, so they put a lawsuit in your lawsuit ]