Today in “Warner wants to do superhero movies, just not about the ones they own” :
TRIGGER WARNING :
Spoilers & Violence against franchise
This quote is all over the net :
In this iteration, Clark Kent’s heroic tendencies would rise to the surface only when the threat was great enough. It would have to be a global menace — one that might also trigger an internal conflict about whether he belongs on Earth even as he yearns to be among his own kind. That’s what pits him against General Zod (Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Shannon), a Kryptonian tyrant who wants Clark to join him back on Krypton, which would mean abandoning his post as defender of the weaklings of Earth.
Even though The Mary Sue and others are wondering if Krypton still lives somewhere (and I hope this is way too far fetched to be right), my main beef with that quote is in the first part.
Clark’s heroic tendencies, they rise when the threat is great enough. In a global menace way.
How Clark uses his powers is a great subject in the Superman mythos. Superman, maybe, could save everybody and resolves all human problems.
But oh no he shan’t, Christmas or not. Because his parents raised him, and they taught him how to really help people : teaching the world how to be better, how to help the helpless. You know, beacon of hope, becoming better human beings.
That kind of stuff.
But now ? Will Clark will be like Nolan’s Batman, incredibly powerful egotistic who fights bad guys only when his home town (or his mansion) is on fire ?
If the S on his chest means “Hope”, will he try to inspire Earth ?
But let’s remember, it’s just one sentence from one website.
Maybe this movie will be about Superman. Maybe they will actually say his superhero name, once.
I just hope he’ll save people. If Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Tony Stark out-superhero-es you, you’re really in trouble, Kal.