Originally Posted by JoeChar4321
I'm wondering if it will even matter? Has the character been pigeon holed and has he lost his appeal to general audiences? It kind of reminds me of The Hulk. Loved the last movie but it only did so much at the box office because, good or bad, audiences have a preconceived notion of the character. Superman is perceived as a dull, two dimensional boy scout of a character, again right or wrong that seems to be the perception. The Superman Returns rehash of a film didn't help anything either.
I, myself, have pitched a few ideas on this site for how a new Superman movie could be done in a new and innovative way. I will agree with the consensus that Luthor should be kept away from this project, he's "radioactive" (comic book term), he's so overexposed that having him in a movie would ruin it. Casting Kevin Spacey as Luthor should have been the most obvious idea of all time, and somehow, SR didn't do it justice.
I totally believe that the perception can be overturned. In 2004, Batman was the exact same character: tired, one dimensional revenge freak, etc. etc., Then Nolan came along. You only need one picture, to show people a new way forward. I remember 2004, BTW, and I remember how stomach turning twisted Batman fans were back then. Many of them didn't want a new movie, because they knew that this was it, and if it stunk, there wouldn't be another, maybe ever. They knew that between the 60s TV show, and the Schumacher stuff, that Batman had been buried with "camp", and that one more, and it would be that way for all-time. Their mantra was "please, please, please get it right, please don't let this suck."
Nolan turned it all around, he did for the Batman movies what Frank Miller did for the comics: get Batman his balls back. After the 60s TV show, it took Denny O'neil and Neal Adams in the 70s and Frank Miller in the 80s, to get Batman back. Superman is in the same boat, a new vision is needed, a new angle, a new perspective. While I'm underwhelmed by the choice to direct, if anyone can find that new angle, its Nolan.