The fact that director Bryan Singer said on “Sunday Morning Shootout” a while back that the cost for Superman Returns is over $250 million makes the $263 million estimate calculated by Entertainment Weekly‘s Jeff Jensen seem more reliable than the $209 million estimated provided by the Wall Street Journal‘s Kate Kelly. A big chunk is due to costs run up by previous would-be Superman directors Tim Burton ($25 to $30 million), Brett Ratner (between $12 and $20 million), and McG (between $12 and $20 million).It’s all in a pretty good sum-up by Hollywood Wiretap‘s Stephen Saito.