Monday, October 11, 2010

Rumors about the Superman Movie Reboot

It was big news last week when it was revealed that Zach Snyder will direct the Superman Reboot.  Well now rumors are running rampant with many other"possible details" about the new Superman movie. 

Here are the "rumors" being reported thus far:
  • The current title is Superman: Man of Steel (clever)
  • The very brief synopsis from the script is, "Clark Kent is a journalist traveling the world trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman." (sweet Jesus this is the best we could come up with?)
  • The movie is reported to be more of a Clark Kent movie, not a Superman Movie (WTF?).
  • Darren Aronofsky passed on the project because the script is a mess (posts above make it sound like it is still a mess)
  • Apparently, Warner Bros. picked Snyder for  the script because it was rushed, is still a bit of a mess, and that Warner Bros. needs someone who won't spend months or even years trying to get it just right (i.e. Aronofsky), (God forbid we get it right after the disaster we all suffered through by Singer)
  • The studio must have a new Superman movie in production by 2011 or they'll be subject to potential lawsuits by the heirs of the superhero's creators. (well it's not like WB has anybody on payroll that could help clean it up.  Geoff Johns?, John Byrne?, Mark Waid? Grant Morrison?, Dan Jurgens?)
  • David Goyer's script is said to involve series staple General Zod, famously played by Terence Stamp in the first two "Superman" pictures, and Callum Blue on recent episodes of "Smallville". (really Zod? He's been recycled more times than a plastic water bottle.)
  • Lastly, hopefully the woman pictured at the top of the page is in it (no confirmation yet)
Those are the rumors we have found thus far and we will continue to keep you posted if we hear any more rumblings about the reboot.

Let us know if you have any tidbits about the movie you would like to share or any ideas!

via: moviehole, vulture, collider


  1. No tidbits but I only see one way for a Clark Kent movie to work, and that's to make all the Smallville fans happy and give Tom Welling the lead role. Heck, he made ten years of Clark Kent interesting on the small screen so a movie shouldn't be a big deal.

    Another way to make it work is to definitely give the girl in the pic a part in the movie.

  2. The first Spider-Man movie was mostly about Peter Parker rather than Spider-Man, so I can't say that a Clark Kent movie wouldn't work - but I'm just not seeing it. The fun of the Spider-Man movie was seeing Peter slowly morph into Spidey after the spider bit, accidentally discovering his powers, etc. I can't see them pulling that off with Clark Kent - despite the fact that he's a nerd. With Peter Parker, we could all relate to the kid in some way. I doubt any of us can relate to Clark Kent... being alien from another world with superhuman powers already intact.