Superman Officially Goes ‘Reboot’

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superman dark reboot Superman Officially Goes RebootAfter a solid year’s worth of news, rumors and flat-out Internet BS regarding the future of the Superman franchise, Warner Brothers has decided: The Man of Steel is headed for a reboot.

As WB big-cheese Jeff Robinov explained to the Wall-Street Journal:

“‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to. It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned. Had ‘Superman’ worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009. But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman.”

Personally, I was a fan of Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns and was anticipating his sequel (i.e. the oft-titled Superman: The Man of Steel!) Ahhh well! Nothing anyone can do about that.

I’m first and foremost a fan of the character. So let’s just hope that the studio lines up the right talent behind the camera with the right direction for Superman.

But a new concern seems to have arisen from the same article:

“Like the recent Batman sequel — which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far — Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as ‘The Dark Knight.’ Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.’ DC properties. ‘We’re going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,’ he says. That goes for the company’s Superman franchise as well.”

I wouldn’t worry (if at all, to be honest) towards the “dark” remarks from Robinov. They’re coming from a real high at the moment with The Dark Knight kicking so much butt at the box-office. He’s basically just talking out loud throwing out ideas.

Nothing more, nothing less.

And prepare yourself for months of 100% Grade-A B.S., folks. At the moment, there is no director nor screenwriter(s) currently working on the new Superman revival film. Nor is there a storyline or approach that everyone at WB has agreed upon.

It basically boils down to this, boys and girls. The studio knows exactly what they don’t want, and they’re working from there.

Regardless of what ultimately goes down, Superman will return to the silver screen again… eventually.

Source: The Wall-Street Journal

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  1. Naa naa can’t go there with you Hunter,,,
    Smallville is the Buffy version of Superman.

  2. True that. Haha. I like certain aspects of the storyline(like the Justice League deal) but the whole show is very loosely interpreted and way off continuity. Not to mention every episode with Lana(which is all of them until this last season) just play out more like a teen Soap(Smallville 90210) than a comic book show. The show would’ve been a lot better if it was about, you know, Superman! But as far as Welling goes, he can’t help the writers suck. Or that the producers decided to stick to a set of rules that sucked in the first place. He portrays the Man of Steel well, S’all I’m saying. As far as other Supes are concerned, I wouldn’t mind seeing a newcomer take up the mantle. But, the number one thing they gotta take into consideration- make him Super!! I mean, I think my little sister could take Routh in a dark Alley. He portrayed Kent well(geeks play geeks-its uncanny!) but as far as the most powerful being on Earth-he left a lot to be desired.

  3. That’s the handcuffing prob with Smallville,,, once they go full powers,,, its Superman…
    That one fact right there is why the story goes down the teen angst road of high school relationships. :-p
    It also brings in the female demo. Yeah for the network.

    (Man if had those powers, girlfriends would take a back seat,,, one that you could allway go back to.). 8-)

    Welling might be a great Superman, but he’s on Smallville,
    He’s kinda typecasted himself to the high school years of Supes in the minds of the fanbase. (Imo)

  4. Dude’s in his thirties now! Smallville’s on its final season. I say let him grow up with the character. Give him a shot. The fans have spoken-that they would love to see him get the opportunity. Look on the bright side; if it sucks, they can always do another reboot. (Suck on that, Hollywood, with your lack of imagination.)

  5. Hunter,,,
    A lot of Superman fans don’t even know who Tom Welling is.

    I would love to see a online poll on who would be the best Supes.
    Routh or Welling ?

  6. I have seen a few. Welling rides away victorious into the sunset every time.

  7. > ‘We’re going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,’ he says. That goes for the company’s Superman franchise as well.”

    (BAM BAM BAM!!)

    Does someone have to POUND IT IN WITH A HAMMER?

    There IS no evil in Superman. That’s the POINT. He’s a Jesus Christ analogue.

    You cannot have powers like his and have the least bit of evil inside you — power corrupts. And he’s got close to absolute power, so if he is not GOOD then he MUST be UTTERLY EVIL. Not “a little”, not “part of the time” — he has to be either totally corrupted or utterly incorruptible.

    That’s why Superman is so difficult to write for — all the conflict tends to be external of necessity. You might do something with Red K, but not in the first movie.

    Bleeding Halfwits!

  8. @ OBloodyhell

    You really need read Exodus and Revelation before committing an argument about Superman equaling Jesus Christ.

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