Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Superman Reboot

They say that Christopher Nolan (of Batman Begins and Dark Knight fame) will be overseeing the reboot of the Superman movie franchise.

Now, this could be good or it could be bad. Superman needs some love on the big screen. Despite what some say, I believe a correctly done Superman movie has the potential to be bigger that Batman or Spider-Man.

That said, since Warner Bros. is never going to hire me to make that correctly done Superman movie they're going to have to find someone else. And it seems they're hoping lightning will strike twice (or three times) by having Christopher Nolan take the reins.

As I said, this could be good: Nolan may be able to get to the heart of Superman in the same way he got to the heart of Batman and help bring us the definitive super-hero film of the 21st century. Or it could be bad. It would be bad if Nolan took the gritty, realistic approach that worked so well with Batman and tried to apply it to Superman. We all know that won't work.

Of course, I'm hoping he succeeds either way. With also-ran comic characters getting the movie treatment it's a travesty that the first and greatest super-hero hasn't gotten the movie he deserves.

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At 2:19 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Hmmmm, the grim-and-gritty takes on the bright and comparatively cheerful world of Superman.

Hmmmm ...

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

and it's a travesty there's no wondy movie.

i have bad feelings about a nolan supes movie.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Jake said...

No reason to be pessimistic about Nolan directing a Superman movie until there's some information out. I'm happy that the series IS getting a reboot. Hanging on to a movie series that hadn't had a new entry in 19 years, and a good entry in 27 seems like a pretty proven waste of potential.

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh! So tired of Superman. I'd rather see a Flash movie instead.

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

Tired of Superman? What, that one movie they did a couple of years ago? After not having done a movie for twenty years or so?

I certainly want a Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman as much as the next guy. But Superman is due for a real cinematic treatment.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Saranga said...

@ Jake: I'm a cynic! And I liked the last Supes movie.

Tis a pity we can't have a GL, Flash, WW and new Supes movie.
or hey, even a JLA one. keep everyone happy.


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