Originally Posted by Walker
The Phantom is supposed to be an extraordinary being in an ordinary world, and I hope it stays that way in a film. There have been stories with supernatural elements from Egmont and probably other publishers, but Falk always stayed away from it, and sometimes "hinted" on the supernatural rather than showing it full time.
This is an excellent point. This is what Falk intended to do with The Phantom; make it the reversal of Flash Gordon. Flash was an ordinary man in an extraordinary world, whereas Phantom is an extraordinary man in an ordinary world.