Re: Details for the Superman Returns Sequel That Never Was (From Michael Dougherty)
Yeah, there are elements I like as sepharih said. I'd have liked them to actually answer the question of why Superman can't do what Brainiac did--because to do that he would have to end freedom, he would have to become a tyrant. What's wrong with telling a story that has that kind of freedom vs tyranny message?
But overall the story sounds rather heady, depressing, contemplative and self important like the last one. You need to have an element of "fun" and "cool" with Superman--not just dramatic and action-packed. Anyway, I think Zack Snyder's Superman will fix that.