22 August 2008

Superman's Boots to be Put on Again

Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves just may get their chance to don the Superman costume in a feature film (though most likely not) as the Superfilm franchise is about to get the Hulk-style REBOOT treatment. What will Supes 2.0 hold for us? Hopefully something epic. By epic I mean something bigger than a wacky real-estate scheme brokered by that wacky Lexy Baby.

The wild success of The Dark Knight, the 6th (technically 7th if you go back to 1966) live action Batman film, has shown those greedy suits at WB that "there be milk" in those old comic franchises if handled properly.

According to the Wall Street Journal, "The studio is set to announce its plans for future DC movies in the next month. For now, though, it is focused on releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, a new film reintroducing Superman, and two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters. Movies featuring Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman are all in active development." From the rumblings Chip Chief has heard, GL and GA are in the lead for those other 2 spots.

I really can't see the downside here. I thought Superman Returns had its moments, but the main thing I wanted to see in a sequel was Superboy and or Cyclops dieing. I would be interested to know where the story was going to lead, but I think I would rather have a fresh take. Hopefully, they keep the origin to a minimum, and give us a Superman that uses his powers and meets a worthy adversary.

1 comment:

VaultDweller13 said...

Ah good, a reboot for all of those people who are unsure about who exactly Superman is and his origin story...

Anything but Lex Luthor is all I ask, and Lobo is all I dream.