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Millar's Superman epic

10.29.2008

Mark Millar spoke recently with Empire, telling them about his pitch for an 8 hour epic 'GODFATHER'esque trilogy of SUPERMAN movies. He calls the project the Magnum Opus of Supes stories, and says he has a 'big Hollywood action director' with him. Here's what he plans:

"Its gonna be like Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him. The Dark Knight showed you can take a comic book property and make a serious film, and I think the studios are ready to listen to bigger ideas now.

I want to start on Krypton, a thousand years ago, and end with Superman alone on Planet Earth, the last being left on the planet, as the yellow sun turns red and starts to supernova, and he loses his powers."


I used to spend seven hours a day working in a comic book shop and I still didn't read Superman because I thought he was too bland, so on the one hand I'm probably not the guy to be casting judgment on a subject like this. On the other hand I do have a desire to act professionally and add some insightful or thought provoking commentary, just the same. I guess we'll find out in the next paragraph which side of me won out:

Boobies.

Extra Tidbit: Bryan Singer wanted Jude Law to play General Zod.
Source: Empire

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