Mark Millar waits for Superman
The 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?