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PostSubject: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:40 pm

I was just so excited when I read about this...not only the return of Superman, but arguably one of the best filmmakers of our time helping to put it together!? HELL YEAH!!!! My only hope is they don't try to get Nolan to make it very gritty, dark, and brooding....it works for Batman, but not Supes. What do you all think?
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:20 pm

History has shown that in order to make a successful and well received comic book film, you need to respect and stay true to the source material. For Marvel, they got it right with Spider-man 1 & 2 and Iron Man. For DC, it's Tim Burton's Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the first 2 Christopher Reeve Superman.

I seemed to remember reading a news article that Warner Bros was thinking of making a new Superman film dark and gritty. According to them, dark and gritty sells. Yes, it worked with Batman but if Superman were to follow that path, then I feel that all that source material will be taken for granted. It doesn't need to be dark and gritty.

Take Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's All Star Superman for example. All it needs is a good story. It would be super cool to turn that series into a feature film wouldn't it? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:27 pm

Indeed! You hit the nail right on the head; Superman just can't be dark and gritty. I assume you've heard about the Tim Burton directed/Kevin Smith scribed Superman starring Nic Cage that we almost got?





Tim Burton's style worked with Batman for the most part, but Superman can't be "bathed in the same dark and brooding tone as the Dark Knight". Superman is the light, the hope of the superheroes. Now, you can make his villain as horrific, twisted and dark as you want; but Superman and the movie itself has to be, I dunno, uplifting. Make you believe in the best in people...not think "Wow, he's got issues".

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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:56 am

Yikes! The third photo looks really really creepy. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:01 am

Yup...they were screen-testing Cage and the prototype suit for the movie...Thank goodness it never happened.
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:25 pm

I am excited about this news and I hope it turns out great. I know others will disagree but I enjoyed Superman returns for the most part just wasn't keen on Lois they could have found someone better.
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:33 pm

I totally agree with you, Leviathan! I also am in the minority, because I really liked Superman Returns. I really wish Singer, Routh, and Spacey (like you said, maybe not Bosworth/Lois) had a chance to make a sequel, but oh well.....
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:54 pm

I hope we weren't getting prematurely excited...Based on this link, I'm getting a bit worried that it might not happen...

Unfortunately for comic and movie fans everywhere, the new DC President Diane Nelson denied the rumors. MTV News spoke with Nelson recently and this is what she had to say about the Nolan involvement with Superman rumors:

“Wouldn’t you like to know!… We don’t have any plans about that, and as I’ve mentioned, in the coming months we’ll be making a lot of announcements about what our content plans will be,” she added. “But right now, that’s nothing but rumor — and we frankly don’t say a whole lot more about rumor than that, so…”


Granted, this is the only place I've seen this mentioned, and it's more like she's dodging the subject rather than flat-out denying it. So, let's hope it's wrong!
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:56 pm

I hate the little games this big wigs play....sighs.
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:03 pm

I know...my only hope is that they're trying to keep it under wraps before an official announcement. Hell, at this point, if Nolan's not involved that's fine; just tell me they're gonna make a gorram Superman movie!
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:19 pm

Nolan behind Superman would be great! However, could he make the switch in perspective from the darker Batman movies to the "lighter", more "hope for tomorrow" Superman franchise? I don't know......but I hope so!
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PostSubject: Re: Nolan Mentoring the return of Superman to film!!!!!   Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:32 pm

Mr.Vulture wrote:
could he make the switch in perspective from the darker Batman movies to the "lighter", more "hope for tomorrow" Superman franchise? I don't know......

Yeah, that's my biggest worry with that announcement to! That's why Tim Burton was so wrong for Superman, he tried to make it dark and twisted like most of his other stuff. Which can work for Batman, but not Supes, who has to be the guiding light to the other heroes.
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