I have a soft spot in my heart for Superman. The character was a massive part of my childhood.
I watched the Christopher Reeves films constantly, wore Superman underwear, dressed as Clark Kent turning into Superman for numerous Halloweens when I was too lazy to buy a real costume, even have more than a few Man of Steel mugs in my cupboard.
I was pumped for “Man of Steel” in 2013.
I wanted to love it, and actually like Henry Cavill as Superman, but it’s a dumpster fire. Some people love it. Good for them. I’m not one of those people.
When rumors of a sequel hit the internet a couple years ago, I had zero interest.
Neither did DC, really, they were too busy making plans for shitting all over Christopher Nolan’s remarkable Batman films with Batman vs. Superman and Justice League.
In a recent interview with Polygon, the director of “Kingsman” and “Kick-Ass,” Matthew Vaughn, explained that he pitched DC a Superman trilogy that sounds pretty badass.
Here were Vaughn’s ideas to bring Kal El to the big screen (again).
“The opening of the trilogy would take place almost fully on Krypton, and according to Polygon’s interview, it would “focus on Jor-El and the impending explosion of Krypton.” In Vaughn’s film, which he had been working on with comic writer and collaborator Mark Millar, Superman would spend his formative years on Krypton, not Earth. This major change to the character’s origin would see him “maturing into an adult before having to reckon with his loyalty to both planets.”
Though Vaughn never got to direct his Superman trilogy, Polygon reports that the director later planned to incorporate some of the ideas from this Krypton-centric film for his potential sequel to Man of Steel. Of course, after the many disasters of the DC Cinematic Universe, this sequel never got off the ground either.”
Ok, fine, it doesn’t hold true to Superman’s origin story but, seriously, who cares at this point if it produces an excellent superhero franchise that’s not associated with Marvel and Disney.
I mean, if Marvel can completely reboot the Spider-Man franchise and act like Toby McGuire just didn’t happen, why can’t DC go back to the drawing board with the most recognizable superhero of all time?
Oh, they’re still too busy shitting on Batman again? Got it.