Originally Posted by Moriarty
I can understand your curiosity. I know that when I opened the envelope that was on the doorstep of the Labs on Friday morning and I realized I was holding the JJ Abrams draft of the upcoming SUPERMAN film for Warner Bros, I was immediately forced to walk inside, sit down, and start reading. I took the script with me to a screening and kept reading until the lights went down, then started reading again in the car on the way home. I read the script twice, cover to cover, and then I started calling friends. Guys who are Superman freaks. We went over the details of the thing, and I ran certain story points by them to see if I was crazy. I think that, based on what I hear from certain inside sources, what I read is still very much a document in transition.
Good god, I hope so, because right now, itís a disaster of nearly epic proportions.
Marvel seems to get it. Avi Arad didnít even start in the film business, but heís got the right idea. Hire people who have a real passion for the source material. Get out of their way creatively. Support them with the right technical teams. SPIDER-MAN and the BLADE films work incredibly well, in my opinion, and DAREDEVIL looks to me like another home run. Iím as open minded about HULK as I can be, and Iím greatly encouraged by what Michael France had to say about the film in an excellent recent interview by Steve Persall of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, because I trust Franceís judgement. His FANTASTIC FOUR script remains one of the best superhero scripts never produced, and if heís excited about what Ang Lee is doing with HULK, then I am, too.
Michael Chabon on SPIDER-MAN 2, the excellent script for X-MEN 2 and the great things Iím hearing from the set... all of this is incredibly encouraging. All of this makes me trust Kevin Feige more and more. Marvel is earning the sort of corporate trust that Pixar has, where no matter what I hear about a film ahead of time, Iím willing to stay open-minded. Iím willing to trust that they know how to bring these characters to life.