Superman Reboot Trilogy Details From Mark Millar
It's no coincidence that both Mark Millar and Superman have both been in the news quite a bit recently. This is the second time I've mentioned Mark Millar today (the other in an article about Wanted sequels), and Superman has been in the news quite a bit for the past few months. Another update today has arrived courtesy of a G4TV interview with Millar, who reveals more about his plans for the Superman trilogy. And if we connect the dots, it really, truly sounds like Millar's version is what we may see Warner Brothers greenlight sometime later this year. In August, the studio said it was a priority for them to figure out what to do with the DC character - now we might finally have a great solution.
Millar explains that "a director approached me about three months ago" and said to him that Bryan Singer's "Man Of Steel might not be happening. If that doesn't happen, it has been spoken about the possibility of me coming in, would you like to write it?" Of course we know what his answer was. As for his idea, Millar said that he's "had this plan for like 10 years for a big three-picture Superman thing, like a Lord of the Rings epic, starting over from scratch again with a seven-hour Superman story." And as for their release, he says that they'll "hopefully release them one year after another," which means they'd be shot back-to-back. He continues, "if it works out, we'll have to start shooting next summer." Wow.
This seems like a very far-fetched idea to begin with, at least for Hollywood, but I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that Warner Brothers is smart enough to take this on. The reason is because I actually love this idea! You can read up on Millar's previous statements about his idea, which include mentioning that it would be "Superman for the 21st Century, keeping everything we adore, but starting from scratch and making the kids love it as much as the 30-somethings." As crazy as this would be, especially since Superman Returns did so bad, I think this is a fantastic idea and I really hope Millar and his mystery director somehow pull it off. Superman really needs a solid reboot and I think Millar has this one nailed down - I just hope Warners likes what they've put together. Is anyone else encouraged by this news?
We've added the original G4TV interview with Millar below for your viewing pleasure.