I hope we get Bruce Wayne in whatever Justice League movie we get. The Dark Knight trilogy should be left alone.
By left alone do you mean ignored entirely? If so, thumbs up!
But if anything, wouldn't it only play into the usual female typecast in comic movies? Because to my mind, Jimmy Olsen is generally a clueless kid who gets into trouble and needs some sort of saving.
The Death Of Tim Burton And Nicolas Cage's Superman Lives - Documentary Project Now On Kickstarter - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
John Schnepp is a director on Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse and Venture Bros., provided the W is for WTF segment for ABCs of Death and worked with Upright Citizens Brigade in making their TV pilot. I don’t suppose there’s anything that could seem out of place in such a varied resume, but his next project – Kickstarter willing – is certainly newsworthy.
Here’s Schnepp pitching a documentary on Superman Lives, the Tim Burton-directed, Kevin Smith co-scripted, Nicolas Cage-starring Superman movie that never quite was.
Early Screening Buzz for MAN OF STEEL Highly Positive | Collider
The folks over at JoBlo have a source that sent them some bullet point reactions from the early screenings at WB:
- Imagine a Nolan story with Snyder effects/action.
- It’s the best movie of the year.
- There’s TONS of action with Superman kicking all kinds of ass in his suit.
- The cape is CG’d most of the time so it can look awesome.
- They have intentionally left out most of the the Super action in trailers to save it.
- It’s not nearly as dour and serious as the trailers suggest.
- The movie is complete, minus the 3D post-conversion, which is currently taking place
To say it’s premature to call Man of Steel “the best film of the year” is a massive understatement, but it’s clear that the screening went over well. Fans worried that we’re in for another romantic drama a la Superman Returns should be pleased, and I’m all for WB keeping the action-y bits under the hood until the film hits theaters; audiences are going to turn out for this movie no matter what, and I’d really enjoy not having half the film released online by way of trailers, TV spots, clips, etc. months before it even opens. It’s also reassuring to hear that there’s some fun to be had despite the super serious nature of the trailers.
I imagine we’ll start to see much more from the film in the next few months as the release date looms closer, but for fans waiting with bated breath to see if Snyder pulls this thing off, hopefully these early screening reactions serve as a tiny bit of reassurance. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.