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Mark Millar waits for Superman

SupermanReturns_Poster.jpgThe Superman reboot seems to be going nowhere these days. Warner Bros don't seem to know what do with the Man of Steel.

A little while ago, Mark Millar was touting around a three film Superman epic. But he also seems to be giving up hope.

In October last year, Mark Millar gave us his opinion on what should happen with Superman. With a number of pitches being considered, he wanted not one film, or two but three. The whole Superman story from beginning to, well some kind of end.

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.

Certainly an ambitious approach, but since then it's mostly been silent. Maybe after the success of The Dark Knight (Filmstalker review) and Iron Man (Filmstalker review), Warner Bros aren't sure what to do. Mark Millar though, says he doesn't see his vision coming true any time soon.

Warner’s talked to us and a few other writer/ director teams, but things seem to be in stasis right now. As far as I understand, nothing is happening with Superman at the moment and so the director and I are just working on another project. If it happens, great. If it doesn’t, no biggie. Kick-Ass taught me that creating your own stuff can be at least as much fun and you don’t have to answer to anyone. It’s the future, baby.

Millar was quoted on his website, through /Film. In my limited comic book reading, I have to say Superman doesn't appear very often. Batman appeals to me more in general. Can't say I'm overly excited about whatever they do with Superman next. They sure are taking their time though.

What do you think the future holds for Superman?



In superman's future I see a giant kryptonite butplug.

i'd love to see a film vision of what i remember from supes, which has never ben possible up until maybe 10 years ago...Superman fighting against alien invaders with city sized space ships and planet evaporating energy weapons with villains not bent on simple real estate scams but, pure world domination and enslavement.

superman saving metropolis from a falling and exploding mother ship. Superman burning holes in alien viral life forms with his heat vision! Superman flying into the sun to destroy the alien inside him trying to take him over! Superman laying down enormous frackage upon those whom stand in his way, all to save the world he has come to love as home against villains that embody everything we all fear out of the potential of aliens living among us.

Superman can be interesting. They just have to ditch the baggage of the movies past, forget the pre notion that Lois and Jimmy are important to the story as anything other than emotional kryptonite anchors and cut loose with the imagination and dumb fun of a michael bay-esque action epic.


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