Mark Millar on new Superman
With a Superman reboot in the works, there are a few scripts being worked on. One of them is from Mark Millar, writer of Wanted and Kick-Ass.
He's still keeping schtum on who the director is, but he has let some details out about what the story arc would be. And it involves The Godfather.
One of the rumoured four pitches for the new film involve a script being written by Mark Millar. He says that he is working on a script, and there is an unknown action director close to being involved. That's about all we knew, until Millar talked to Empire. He gave some details of what he has in mind for the new Superman:
It’s gonna be like Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him.
The three films in total would amount to about 8 hours, and be released a year apart. Millar has had some less than complimentary things to say about Superman Returns (Filmstalker review), and he explained where he thought they had gone wrong.
The problem with Superman Returns was like releasing Star Wars in ’77, The Empire Strikes Back in ’80 and then waiting 28 years to release Return of the Jedi, it wasn’t relevant. I understand what Bryan Singer was trying to do, to pay homage to Richard Donner’s original vision, but I think you should pay homage by doing something completely different.
Different for Millar seems to involve going right back to the very beginning, and literally finishing at the end.
I want to start on Krypton, a thousand years ago, and end with Superman alone on Planet Earth, the last being left on the planet, as the yellow sun turns red and starts to supernova, and he loses his powers
That last bit seems a bit strange to me. Last man on earth? Not being familiar with the comic books I couldn't tell you how realistic that is. The whole idea sounds pretty epic. Is this where you would want Superman to go? Is it the right approach?