Re: Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El Characterization - Part 1
No one will be calling him a boyscout when they've seen him throwing a few punches, or hanging out bearded and gruff looking in Alaska.
He only gets called a boyscout because the image of Superman people have is this guy who's smiling and waving at the camera, spouting lines that literally sound like boyscout mottos.
It's not his 'goodness' that's the problem, so his motives for being a good person really don't need to be altered.
'Why do I find all of this so horrible to explore?
Sure, they are interesting questions that I don't mind seeing in an elseworlds GN. But as a theme for the film that is kicking off the tone of the whole JL, and in a film that is presenting Superman to the general audience in a way that current generations will remember him?
I just don't like it. It's dark, it's depressing and it's not how I like the tone of Superman films to be.'