Thread: Superman Begins
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Old August 13 2008, 01:04 AM   #57
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Re: Superman Begins

Stone_Cold_Sisko wrote: View Post
I said it before and I'll say it again... pre-credit sequence where Martha and Jonathan are driving in Smallville, ship crashes, they find the craft, and bring the baby home. They name him Clark. Roll credits. Start movie with adult Clark arriving in Metropolis. The rest of the stuff, like where he came from, is revealed throughout the plot of the movie. 10 minutes max.

Superman's origin is so simple, that you can absolutely have an origin movie and it not take up an hour of screentime.
Or just have the opening credits be in the form of a montage sequence that shows the whole origin - from Krypton to Smallville to Metropolis - in short order. It could incorporate a voice over by Jor-El (a new voice over with a new actor providing the voice) and Daily Planet front page headlines as devices for quick and easy exposition. After the credits you move into the story with all of the elements of the Superman universe in place.
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