your SUPERMAN!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by RobertScorpio, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. RobertScorpio

    RobertScorpio Pariah

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    ...and we all saw what Tim Burton's take was...oye...

    Rob
     
  2. Galactus

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    Well I said different take on the character, not a totally new character and call him Superman.
     
  3. Broccoli

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    Reboot =/= Dark
     
  4. Director: Matthew Vaughan

    Idea:
    Pretty much a beginning to end reboot, a more modern version of the Donner film, more reminiscent of the 90s animated show and 'post-crisis' continuity. Big action, big scale, I'd even consider a Darkseid Apokalips invasion storyline. Something BIG like that to introduce Superman to the world (in the story) would be cool, instead of yet another airplane/helicopter rescue.

    There is an entire generation of film-goers who have not seen the Donner film, or whom regard it as merely a quaint 70s movie, with some warm fuzzy memories of Chris Reeve.
    These are people who identify Superman most with:
    -the cartoony picture on their kid's lunchbox
    -Smallville
    -Justice League or whatever cartoon version airs now.

    I think a lot of geeks just assume that the rest of the world is like us. I'm sorry but I don't think everyone else considers the original film a pinnacle of sacred film-making.

    Any 'darkness' should be plot-based darkness, and not trying to gritty up Superman's character. I consider Superman to be like a billowing American flag peeking out of the rubble of 9/11 (That's just a metaphor, not literal). Everything else can be brought to pure shit but Superman really serves as a light. I'd make the 'Smallville' portion relatively short, 1 or 2 scenes at best, and focus more on Metropolis.
     
  5. RobertScorpio

    RobertScorpio Pariah

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    as long as you don't, as you say, gritty up superman I like your idea..

    Rob
     

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