Man of Steel: Who Should Be The Villain In The Sequel
Thoughts on the upcoming movie, feelings on the character and who I think should be the villain in the potential sequel.
I'm going to start this off saying I dislike the character as much as I dislike the villain, Electro. For me, that's pretty bad. I've never liked Superman, I've always thought that the only way to beat him was to find Kryptonite has always been ridiculously cheap. Never liked it. That's been my biggest complaint with the character. Put, that aside now.
Man of Steel has always been iffy for me. While the cast excites me and the idea of Superman with Snyder's visual style has always felt like an amazing thing to watch. I can't help but feel this is going to be a hit or miss cause of who the director is. I've seen 3 Zack Snyder films. 300, Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen. I though Dawn of the Dead was pretty good, 300 is over rated. Never cared much for it and Watchmen was brilliant (the film's visual look is gorgeous). I refuse to watch Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. The original Superman film that starred Christopher Reeve, I felt was very good and Superman Returns was decent. Those are the only Superman films I have ever seen. I can't help but have mixed feelings on Man of Steel, hopefully the trailer next month will give me more positive feelings about the film.
The casting for Man of Steel though is great. Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod. But, the best castings are Kevin Costner as Johnathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White. What is not to like about that cast? Casting those actors in the roles were genius. That casting list is like if not better than The Dark Knight trilogy cast and the cast for The Amazing Spider-Man. I'm no analyst but if I were to predict the money that Man of Steel will possibly make (including 3-D) I'm guessing between 500-850 million. That's just my opinion. There is nothing about the story that has intersted me into wanting to see it. The footage from comic con (there is a recording on youtube) looked impressive but nothing to get pumped up about in my opinion. It's also rumored, if not confirmed that this will be the start of the DC cinematic universe. It can be the start that Iron Man was but, that is a huge risk. DC has only had real success with Batman and Superman depending on the Superman movie. Green Lantern sucked, Catwoman sucked and I won't even touch Jonah Hex. DC and Warner Bros. aren't that good at making movies, which means every movie they make that isn't The Dark Knight trilogy is a huge risk.
I have a villain in mind for the potential Man of Steel sequel, that villain is....Metallo.
He is my favorite Superman villain, if I were to have one. I like the idea (and I know it's a reused one, I'm pretty sure of it) of having Lex Luthor creating Metallo as a way to defeat Superman. Discovering Kryptonite causes Luthor to put it in Metallo thus creating a formidable opponent for Superman. I am not a fan of the idea of him expanding into a giant, metal monster. But, keep it basic. I think if executed well, it would be great to see on screen. Not to mention it being nice to see a different Superman villain on the big screen for a change.
Whatya think? Comment below.
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