Re: Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El Characterization - Part 1
Originally Posted by herolee10
Personally, my interpretation of Superman has always been that it’s never been about him questioning as to whether he should do the right thing but more about him questioning IF he was doing the right thing. I think there are ways to challenge his character in terms of his innate qualities in interesting ways without resorting to Spiderman-like angst or compromising his character to the point where there’d be a universal backlash as a result. The film “Superman vs. The Elite” is a prime example of that for starters. But I do agree that there would probably be a part of him that fears that he may let down his parents and the world, but I don’t think those factors are what drives him as much.
'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.'