FAN-ticizing: What I want for Superman
A CBMer spills his deepest desires for the superman frandchise...
I really enjoyed Dwayne McDuffie's writing through the years especially on Justice League material. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Mr. McDuffie did write All-star Superman animated feature which was released this week and it had some nice action sequences however I must say that I wish DC would stop alot of the Lois Lane stuff it just is getting old and making Superman too weak.
I agree with writer Grant Morrison who said Superman is "not a pacifist, he is a brawler and won't stop to until the bad guys are stopped." I truly believe there needs to be more grit, I mean when Supes and Lex fought there was his time to really take it to Lex and even though he was weaken from his sickness, I think he should have still taken it to Lex.
It seems that many times the same act continues between the two but truth is it can be better. When I took a look back as Superman/Batman Public Enemies, the fight between Superman and Metallo, Superman still took it to Metallo even when weaken by Kryptonite. I know that different movie are sometimes different interpretations of characters and I think Dwayne McDuffie did a good job with the All-Star Superman but I just want DC to really get to the grit of Superman.
I think the Superman we need is the one we seen in the Justice League cartoon series, I know he was surrounded around people he could actually fight and that is how it should be in his movie.
Batman really brings out the best in Superman because when you look back at the 90's cartoon crossover when they meet Batman showed Superman there is another way to fight crime and perhaps have peace at times. By the time Justice League rolled around we saw a tougher Superman who would have criminals more afraid when they saw him.
Superman is my top guy along with Batman and I am hoping for something new with The Man of Steel because I do feel that he deserves better on the big screen and with his animated series. I personally would love to see the main villian in his live action movie be Darkseid because with Darkseid, Superman is forced to take his skills to a higher level, such as Batman is with the Joker or Ras Al Gul. With Darkseid so many possibilities could be opened up.
Think about a movie trailer were Lois and Clark are having a picnic and all of a sudden a boomtube opens up and some like Darkseid of Kalibac perhaps kills Lois! That would be huge, different and give Superman motivation to take Darkseid down.
I think that is good for Superman and his fans. These are just my opinions and I know certain things must be followed but many characters have changed through the years and still had some similarities such as Batman and other DC characters and many Marvel characters. I do feel positive about the next Superman movie out next year and positive about Nolan, Snyder being attached to the project but what I really want to see is something new. What I want for Superman is simply “the best” in live action and animated material and I think it is time.
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