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New Supes trilogy?

09.02.2008

Could SUPERMAN be heading back to the screen in a big LORD OF THE RINGS style trilogy? Well...maybe, especially if Mark Millar gets his way. You might know Millar as the creator of WANTED and the upcoming KICK-ASS (with Matthew Vaughn directing Nic Cage) but he's also done Superman work for DC. Millar, who's never bashful of self-promotion, talked to G4 and says he pitched Warner Bros. on a "big three-picture Superman thing, like a Lord of the Rings epic, starting over from scratch again with a seven-hour Superman story." Millar has been spreading the word that he's working with a "well known" director on the pitch but that name has yet to be revealed. Millar says he expects to hear the fate of his pitch over the next few weeks. For now, check out G4's interview with Millar where he talks about his epic plan, WANTED parts 2 and 3 and KICK-ASS.

Extra Tidbit: I thought a had a pretty decent SUPERMAN idea a few years back but "Heroes" came out and kinda stole my thunder.
Source: G4

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10:43PM on 09/03/2008

Read some comics made post 1985 for a change!!!

I like superman the movie. It's one of the best comic-book adaptation. While Superman returns was a messy quasi-remake with subplot that doesn't belong in a Superman film (yes, the kid)

Like alot of 20 something guys, I started reading Superman around the Death and return event. I'm not saying that they should make this the next film. But it's a story that clearly altered the villains in the Superman universe. Villains like the Prankster and the Toyman, got huge make-overs but we're clearly
I like superman the movie. It's one of the best comic-book adaptation. While Superman returns was a messy quasi-remake with subplot that doesn't belong in a Superman film (yes, the kid)

Like alot of 20 something guys, I started reading Superman around the Death and return event. I'm not saying that they should make this the next film. But it's a story that clearly altered the villains in the Superman universe. Villains like the Prankster and the Toyman, got huge make-overs but we're clearly out-dated. We got meaner and nastier versions of brainiac. The cyborg-Superman tried to tarnish the Superman legacy. Conduit was a jealous childhood friend of Clark Kent that became a Kryptonite powered villain. Lobo fought Superman a few times (in impressive slug-fests) Metropolis was destroyed by a dying Luthor. Metallo not only had a Kryptonite heart, now he could control machines to fight Superman. Hell, Clark Kent revealed his ID and married Lois (oh, and Clark is no longer the door-mat he once was)

The problem with the next film is that no matter how good it is, people won't care, they missed their chance in 2006 and screwed up. Not that Superman returns was that bad or badly marketed. It wasn't the Superman movie "for the 20th century" That people craved. I am sure that somewhere, someone can make the right film for the current audience. Just take your cues from the comics WRIITEN AFTER 1985!!!!!
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7:56PM on 09/03/2008

No More Luthor!!!

Lex Luthor is a major tool! Superman needs someone powerful and interesting to fight!

Common WB put some creativity behind the new films!!!
Lex Luthor is a major tool! Superman needs someone powerful and interesting to fight!

Common WB put some creativity behind the new films!!!
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5:31PM on 09/03/2008
I just hate Superman in general.
I just hate Superman in general.
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1:47PM on 09/03/2008
the main problem with Superman films are the villians are weak and redundant. make use of Braniac or Dark Side. Using the Joker for a Superman villian would be better than the same ol Lex Luther BS
the main problem with Superman films are the villians are weak and redundant. make use of Braniac or Dark Side. Using the Joker for a Superman villian would be better than the same ol Lex Luther BS
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9:06AM on 09/03/2008
I don't get why this is happening. When Superman Returns came out I couldn't do enough to stop people from talking about how awesome it was, I didn't care for it myself, but the rest of the world sure seemed to love that thing to death.
I don't get why this is happening. When Superman Returns came out I couldn't do enough to stop people from talking about how awesome it was, I didn't care for it myself, but the rest of the world sure seemed to love that thing to death.
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6:39AM on 09/03/2008

Why???

This sounds disastrous? Singer did a great job? I can just imagine how this new superman will be and it'll be such a let down. Especially if it's anything like wanted.
This sounds disastrous? Singer did a great job? I can just imagine how this new superman will be and it'll be such a let down. Especially if it's anything like wanted.
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11:54PM on 09/02/2008

i don't like this guy...

He seems like a mediocre talent, at best. I have been reading more of his stuff online and I like him less and less.
He seems like a mediocre talent, at best. I have been reading more of his stuff online and I like him less and less.
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10:41PM on 09/02/2008

*sigh*

I really wish they were't doing this. Give this back to Singer and Routh. What a bust. Screw Mark Millar.
I really wish they were't doing this. Give this back to Singer and Routh. What a bust. Screw Mark Millar.
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9:53PM on 09/02/2008

JJ Abrams

Hey guys, has anyone here read JJ Abrams script for Superman? i think it might need to be revised a tad but it is a worthy contender for where the new superman movies should go. What do you think?
Hey guys, has anyone here read JJ Abrams script for Superman? i think it might need to be revised a tad but it is a worthy contender for where the new superman movies should go. What do you think?
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9:40PM on 09/02/2008
I like the trilogy idea, but i don't need to see the origin story again. And i'd like the cast from superman returns to come back, but i'm guessing there is no chance of that now.
I like the trilogy idea, but i don't need to see the origin story again. And i'd like the cast from superman returns to come back, but i'm guessing there is no chance of that now.
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9:09PM on 09/02/2008

NO!!!!!

We Know His story the last thing I want to do is watch it again....this is retarted!
Stupid WB!
We Know His story the last thing I want to do is watch it again....this is retarted!
Stupid WB!
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8:49PM on 09/02/2008

WANTED WAS HOT

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8:49PM on 09/02/2008

WANTED WAS HOT

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MAN
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7:56PM on 09/02/2008
well Zeon636, the Wanted film was plenty stupid as well, (Loom of Fate.....WTF) but i know what youre saying. i always thought that the premise of Red Son was pretty sweet but the execution is a let down.
well Zeon636, the Wanted film was plenty stupid as well, (Loom of Fate.....WTF) but i know what youre saying. i always thought that the premise of Red Son was pretty sweet but the execution is a let down.
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7:09PM on 09/02/2008

Doomsday

The whole story of Supes and Doomsday could actually turn out to be a triilogy if done right. It would be a little interesting to see the new Superman trilogy kick off with the Death of Superman. I'm still trying to write a decent adaptation of the graphic novel without the Justice League, which is hard, since it only really leaves room for the fighting and that's about it.
The whole story of Supes and Doomsday could actually turn out to be a triilogy if done right. It would be a little interesting to see the new Superman trilogy kick off with the Death of Superman. I'm still trying to write a decent adaptation of the graphic novel without the Justice League, which is hard, since it only really leaves room for the fighting and that's about it.
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6:13PM on 09/02/2008
Did anyone else notice Millar's not-so-subtle endorsement of Mccain?
Did anyone else notice Millar's not-so-subtle endorsement of Mccain?
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5:56PM on 09/02/2008

Dumbdumbdumb

Mark Millar is not a very good writer. Superman Red Son is an awesome concept that ultimately goes nowhere.
I absolutely hated Wanted (not the movie, which vastly improved the POS comic).
Wanted is what happens when you ask a 12 year old to write a story about something "badass" and then tell them to go nuts with the swearing and titties. Maybe it was all tongue-in-cheek and that's what he was going for...
Mark Millar is not a very good writer. Superman Red Son is an awesome concept that ultimately goes nowhere.
I absolutely hated Wanted (not the movie, which vastly improved the POS comic).
Wanted is what happens when you ask a 12 year old to write a story about something "badass" and then tell them to go nuts with the swearing and titties. Maybe it was all tongue-in-cheek and that's what he was going for...
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5:33PM on 09/02/2008

Cage?

Why not bring Nic Cage into the mix and have him play a sinister alien from the Planet "Toupee"! His hair would have a life of its own and would be able to weaken Superman.

Why not bring Nic Cage into the mix and have him play a sinister alien from the Planet "Toupee"! His hair would have a life of its own and would be able to weaken Superman.

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5:30PM on 09/02/2008
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5:04PM on 09/02/2008

If only...

... Chris Nolan would have had the same grand scheme with Batman.
... Chris Nolan would have had the same grand scheme with Batman.
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4:48PM on 09/02/2008
All talk and no ACTION!!! The producers should not mess up this franchise. Superman returns was a good movie,expand the storyline and add some action Keep the actors, change SUCKS.
All talk and no ACTION!!! The producers should not mess up this franchise. Superman returns was a good movie,expand the storyline and add some action Keep the actors, change SUCKS.
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4:32PM on 09/02/2008
I liked Superman Returns well enough. I agree.. bring back Routh and Spacey
I liked Superman Returns well enough. I agree.. bring back Routh and Spacey
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4:27PM on 09/02/2008
They really should bring back Routh and Spacey though.
They really should bring back Routh and Spacey though.
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3:51PM on 09/02/2008
Great idea but I don't want Millar doing it. Find someone else.

I love the idea of a superhero franchise being planned out from beginning to end in a self-contained trilogy rather than "just continuing".

And make it dark. Not the happy, cheery tone seen in Superman Returns. All the best Supes stories are dark.
Great idea but I don't want Millar doing it. Find someone else.

I love the idea of a superhero franchise being planned out from beginning to end in a self-contained trilogy rather than "just continuing".

And make it dark. Not the happy, cheery tone seen in Superman Returns. All the best Supes stories are dark.
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3:42PM on 09/02/2008

Interesting

Im all for a relaunch of Superman, but ive got to go look through my old comics to see if miller comes up on any of my superman mags. so long as they dont take the hero all dark. Dont get me wrong, the villians could stand to be darker but metropolis is the city of tomorrow and superman is the savior... keep those two elements bright and i think we could have a great new story.
Im all for a relaunch of Superman, but ive got to go look through my old comics to see if miller comes up on any of my superman mags. so long as they dont take the hero all dark. Dont get me wrong, the villians could stand to be darker but metropolis is the city of tomorrow and superman is the savior... keep those two elements bright and i think we could have a great new story.
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3:34PM on 09/02/2008

Interesting

Im all for a relaunch of Superman, but ive got to go look through my old comics to see if miller comes up on any of my superman mags. so long as they dont take the hero all dark. Dont get me wrong, the villians could stand to be darker but metropolis is the city of tomorrow and superman is the savior... keep those two elements bright and i think we could have a great new story.
Im all for a relaunch of Superman, but ive got to go look through my old comics to see if miller comes up on any of my superman mags. so long as they dont take the hero all dark. Dont get me wrong, the villians could stand to be darker but metropolis is the city of tomorrow and superman is the savior... keep those two elements bright and i think we could have a great new story.
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3:15PM on 09/02/2008
I guess this will mean no Brandon Routh. Shame, I enjoyed the guy as Superman.
I guess this will mean no Brandon Routh. Shame, I enjoyed the guy as Superman.
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