February 27, 2009

Superman: Man of Steel/Unleashed (2011)

The next Superman film will be a darker film than the previous one as promised by the studio. Along with the recent revlations of the J.J. Abrams script and concept artwork. Which features Krypton and a massive Kryptonian battle suit equipped with kryptonite missiles. While the script has many epic battles it also has many problems that could be re-worked. From what I know a majority of the script never made it into Superman Returns. If the studio decides to use the material the best parts of the Abrams script could be recycled into the next film. Abrams himself could actually end up taking the directing chair if Singer doesn't return. It would be a great choice considering what Abrams has done with revitalizing the Star Trek franchise. We could look forward to the large scale threat that was missing in the last film. Having the planet in complete jeopardy rather than just a city.

Some of the concept artwork that didn't end up being used.

Of course it goes without saying that the talented Brandon Routh will return as Superman. On the other hand it's unknown if Kate Bosworth and James Marsden will. It was rumored a while back that East Indian actress Priyanka Chopra would play a love interest for Clark Kent. I for one would enjoy severing the love connection between Kent and Lane for at least one film.

Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor will more than likely also return but hopefully will end up a smaller role. It's been way too often that the character has been the main villain. It's time for a villain who can match and become a real threat to the planet and Superman. Doomsday is one of the most popular choices. In Abrams' script Superman fights other Kryptonians who would make for better villains.

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