Bruce Timm, Mike Carlin And Dan DiDio Respond To MAN OF STEEL Controversy

Bruce Timm, Mike Carlin And Dan DiDio Respond To MAN OF STEEL Controversy

Bruce Timm, Mike Carlin And Dan DiDio Respond To MAN OF STEEL Controversy

At New York Comic-Con, a fan asked Superman icons Bruce Timm, Mike Carlin, and Dan DiDio what they thought of the controversial ending to Man of Steel. Hit the jump to check out their comments...



“It’s the most controversial thing in the movie,” legendary Warner Bros. animator Bruce Timm said when a fan asked what he thought of the controversial ending to 'Man of Steel' at the New York Comic-Con. He says that when he first saw the script he knew that it would be controversial, but he didn't know how much outcry there would be. “I don’t really have a problem with it. I actually thought it worked.” He added, “I understand that Superman has to have that no killing policy, even though I think it’s outdated.” The amount of destruction during the climax is definitely the most controversial/debated topic surrounding the movie. Many fans were torn. Some fans are okay with the amount of destruction, while it bothered others. “It didn't bug me either,” longtime Superman group editor Mike Carlin told the fan. “We actually did something similar in the comic books. My only problem with it is that if Superman was going to kill General Zod, why he didn’t do it sooner before a couple city blocks were destroyed.” The story in the comics he is referring to is Exile in Space. In the story-arc, the murder of Zod was followed by a long tale about the consequences–what killing someone meant for Superman, what it did to him, and how people reacted to a Superman who was willing to kill. “I’m still trying to figure out what those people were still doing in the train station with the whole city being destroyed,” joked DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. Later Bruce Timm said, “It seemed like a really, fresh modern interpretation of Superman. That was my big takeaway from the movie.” What do you think of their comments, and what are your own thoughts on the amount of destruction in Man of Steel? Sound of below!
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