Originally Posted by solidsnake86
What would this accomplish exactly and how would it be the best thing that happened?
Superfreak, WB owns the shield, which happens to be the most important aspect to the character and that is not going anywhere. What the estates own is useless without WB's half.
Anyone could make a Superman film.
My bet is Marvel/Disney would have taken a stab at it. They have a good track record and they could use it as a jumping point to create a new character in their universe.
WB/DC has not exploited the character for decades. The books are like step children seldom getting the good artists or writers. Superman sells less than 30,000/month. less than Batman, Flash, JL, Green Lantern.
Recently for a year Superman wasn't even in his own books.
For whateve reason DC and WB have ignored the property and having Superman go public IMO could only be a step in the right direction.