SUPERMAN: Matthew Vaughn Pitches RED SON Adaptation With Henry Cavill As The Man Of Steel

SUPERMAN: Matthew Vaughn Pitches RED SON Adaptation With Henry Cavill As The Man Of Steel

Late FAST & FURIOUS Star Paul Walker Reportedly Turned Down $10 Million To Play SUPERMAN
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S8R8M - 2/11/2024, 10:41 AM
John Schnepp's documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Is a great watch.
SuperiorHeckler - 2/11/2024, 10:56 AM
Josh fulfilling his weekly article quota obligation by submitting a bullet-list of standard Wikipedia info. 🙄
AlexCorvis - 2/17/2024, 11:11 AM
@AlexCorvis - He's done this before, as if he realises he could get outed and deletes the evidence.

But, it was there.

Forthas - 2/11/2024, 10:59 AM
These kinds of nonsensical adaptations to super hero mythos is what is killing the franchises now. Movies don't need to be exactly like the could they? But turning everything into a comedy show and now a musical with the Joker is what no one is asking for and it shows at the box office.
FlopWatchers5 - 2/11/2024, 11:12 AM
amazing editorial work Josh! Love it!

can we get a “10” list of the highest grossing comic book movies please?

and can we get a list of the most successful franchises based on dollar amount?

Thanks 🙏🏾
Shinzo - 2/11/2024, 11:37 AM
In the original comics from Siegel & Shuster, the Byrne era, and For All Seasons, Superman has no idea he is an alien until years into his career as Superman, well into adulthood, and when he found out, it meant little to him beyond the explanation for his abilities. The S symbol, the costume, the morality and will to be Superman, the costumed public persona as well as the mild mannered reporter disguise are all things that Clark Kent created, because being an alien is just the excuse for the superpowers, nothing else.

Over-emphasizing the alien aspect to make Superman into a fish out of water, nomadic, outsider, first contact story misses the point of the character and turns him into the Martian Manhunter. It's SuperMAN, not SuperALIEN. Superman is, in reality, one of the most human and relatable superheroes, so over-emphasizing the alien aspect to make him into a sort of space Jesus only dehumanizes him by putting a distance between audiences and him by "other-izing" him, when that is not the point of his character.

Before he was Superman or the mild mannered reporter disguise, he was always Clark first, a guy from Kansas with powers he didn't understand but chose to use them for good anyway.

His creators got it right, and it is sad that this is the only movie attempt from WB in the last 30 years that would have come close.

(Fun fact: even the first attempt at Superman outside of the comics messed this up and over-emphasized the alien aspect initially as well. The original radio show, whose writers only had a synopsis of Superman's powers, had Superman come to earth not as a baby but as a fully grown adult, complete with a costume instead of creating it himself, where he met Jimmy Olsen, who helped him create the Clark Kent persona. That version truly was a "strange visitor from another world," since he did not grow up on earth. The radio show later corrected the origin to match the comics, but the tag line "strange visitor from another world" had become so famous at that point that it stuck around, even though it can only truly be said of the radio show version of Superman in the first few episodes!)

(People often say that Batman is complex... when Superman is apparently so complex that hardly anyone has got him right in live action over the last 40 years!)

Despite Cage's casting, this movie would have been the best live action Superman movie of the last 40 years. It is a shame it didn't happen. And I think Cage would have done okay in the part.

They also had the costume right in it too, with red trunks, yellow belt, and the royal blue finally. Hardly any live action version has got the shade of blue right outside of the Dean Cain show. The Reeve films were supposed to use royal blue and be accurate to the comics but went with a lighter blue because the royal blue was too close to the blue screen. Cavill and Hoechlin's blues are navy and too dark. But the shade of blue on Cage's suit was perfect, the colors really popped, and it looked great, even as CGI, in the brief scene we saw of it in the otherwise awful Ezra Miller Flash movie.

The colors are perfect, and really highlight how much better the suit looks with the red trunks and yellow belt, especially when the shade of blue is correct.

Hopefully Gunn gets it right.

Also, Sandra Bullock as Lois Lane in the late 90s would have been great 👍. I wish the Cage Superman movie happened!
WhatIfRickJames - 2/11/2024, 1:31 PM
Timely article to publish since this has been making the rounds since the documentary 10 years or so ago
AlexCorvis - 2/17/2024, 11:12 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - He posted this before to be fair 😛

Did a search for Superman Lives and this popped up

He's covering his tracks though and deleted the article.
AlexCorvis - 2/17/2024, 11:14 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - If you're interested, do a search for Superman Lives and it should be the third one down.

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