Mark Millar's Godfather-Like Superman Pitch Probably Not Happening
by Alex Billington
March 25, 2009
Remember that awesome pitch for a Godfather-like trilogy of Superman movies from comic book author Mark Millar? Yea, it's probably not going to happen. Millar himself confirmed today on his forums at MillarWorld.tv (via The Playlist) that his pitch didn't get too far. "Warner's talked to us and a few other writer/director teams, but things seem to be in stasis right now. As far as I understand, nothing is happening with Superman at the moment and so the director and I are just working on another project. If it happens, great. If it doesn't, no biggie." Maybe there is some hope, but sadly, I doubt it'll happen.
There have been an excessive number of Superman-related rumors in the last six months, mainly because he's such a beloved character and there have been rumblings of a reboot at Warner Brothers. The response to Millar's idea had the most enthusiastic support, probably because true Superman fans would love to see a complete origin story. Let's hope that WB likes his idea enough to still consider it whenever they do move forward. And for some inspirational advice, let's turn to Millar again. "Kick-Ass taught me that creating your own stuff can be at least as much fun and you don't have to answer to anyone. It's the future, baby."