Personally what i would do if i was a movie god and was able to pitch my perfect Superman film.. this would be it....
I would make it a trilogy, I wouldn't fuck around with the origin story again.. EVERYONE knows it for fucks sake... I would do a trilogy about Darksied.
1st ep would be the invasion of earth... full on planetary warfare.. earths armies against the small troops Darksied can get though the boomtubes...but they have the super alien tech. Also probably have the furies in it (the evil super chick squad Darksied uses) So Superman has people in his league to fight.
2nd ep would be a version of the "evil superman" comic arch, when Darksied mind controlled superman. So Superman going bad guy and forming that fascist world rule were he runs about in the black and red suit and lex luthor becomes the good guy. This imo would be a awesome story for Superman films as not a side people would expect and would be a fitting "dark" film for the 2nd
3rd I'd have the final showdown between superman and Darksied... and of course this film would be ON Apocalypse. So superman travels to the other planet to do w/e.. say stop a interplanetary fleet about to leave to conquer earth for good .. remember the anti-life Equastion would be in all three.. frickn awesome.. Also we are on Apocalypse, so when superman and darksied fight... they can fight.. I mean tear the planet apart fight!!
NOT that i have thought about a superman movie much... heheh I could go into much more detail...
spudthedestroyer wrote:Just wondering, how does superman fit into the whole comic book world? Is he too powerful? Where does the interest lay? What is the balance between Clark Kent and Superman? Is Clark Kent just a skin or is superman the skin? He follows the opposite path to nearly all comic book characters in that Clark is the persona, where as Kal-El is the 'real' person. Do you have any hopes of this film being any good? Is the right person at the helm?
Superman is to powerful in the context of the cartoons and films. In the comics he is powerful, there is no question... but he is matched with others who are near the same par. Like in the films there is no drama as he is like invincible.. not so in the comics. There are some hardcore DC badguys. The thing the cartoons and films do not portray is the galactic environment that DC universe is in. Earth us part of the green lanturn corps protectorate for example. I mean most comics in DC span across space, aliens, monsters, other dimensions... the setting of the guy protecting a single city is like form the golden age.. (there are ages in dc comics defined by the mass events)
Clark is almost forgotten in the comics nowdays. You still see him sometimes.. but it is not uncommon for the book to go a year or more with out him ever appearing. Superman has gone under a new modification recently that I find really good.. much more like wonder woman has been for ages, as they are shedding that Christopher Reeves boyscout thing. I mean he is still like Batman and a pussy that will not kill anyone.. so not quite the viscous bee-atch that wonder woman is, though like wonder woman the writers are really getting into the concept that superman is a FUCKING GOD and is scary as fuck. He is often drawn now wrapped in flames from what ever he just destroyed and glowing red eyes.
What makes Superman comics awesome is that they are extremely epic. Wonder Woman is the same in this way.... as in their comics are about events that can destroy the universe... as in the DC universe... In fact the FINAL CRISIS of DC just happened and it happen though superman's books (a crisis is a event in comics that span all books, so the story is so big it is told in every comic in the universe) If you are looking for comics about full on ass kicking god like beings from the heart of the universe.. then superman is your guy. While most other stories are smaller, superman is always epic.
As for the film... I have high hopes... for me even a shit superman film is better than none. I do not think there will ever be a real superman film for a long long long time. Most of the directors and people writing the scripts no jack shit about superman.. and I expect this to show in the fact that it will be a guy in a suit fighting bank robbers with machine guns... NOT punching things so hard that reality itself cracks. Still, i'll be at the cinema...