(For the record, Donner's Superman is my favorite movie of all time!) I've noticed the people who want a new origin keep bringing up Batman Begins as an example of how a new Superman movie should be done. That's great and all, but Batman Begins didn't just show a never before seen origin, but it also did everything the OPPOSITE of Batman 89. Since Burton's Batman wasn't very accurate to the comics, it wasn't hard for Nolan to make an origin film that was accurate to the comics. But if you notice, the few things that Batman 89 got right (Joker falling in vat, Wayne's going to Movie theatre, traditional Batmobile etc.) are the things the new franchise has changed. The problem with this is Donner's Superman was much closer to the comic than Burton's Batman. So if you wan't to make a new Superman origin, you have to do everything the opposite of Donner's. So this thread is to come up with ways to do the opposite of Donner's for a new origin. After seeing Star Trek again on BLU-RAY my idea for a reboot is definitley a Legion movie (see my other thread), but if Warner Brothers just wants a new Superman Origin here are some thoughts. The obvious changes: 1)Lex - This is the easiest one to change. I personally only want to see CEO Lex if by the end of the movie he loses everything he has and is a wanted criminal. 2)New Villain - I rather have a Sci-fi villain (Braniac) and no Lex. Give Lex a vacation and save him for the sequel! 3)12 Years - In S:TM we see Clark at 18 years old one second and by the end of Brando's dialogue he's 30 year old Superman. In the new movie we should see what happens when Clark chooses to be Superman, the costume etc. 4)Pa Kent - Not dying 5)Younger Jor-el and Lara 6)Format of the movie - have flashbacks, or have a Tarentino like movie where all the scenes are out of order (I doubt the WB would want that). Bigger changes: 1)Krypton's end - Not only has this one been done In S:TM, but it has been done the same in EVERY SINGLE VERSION of Superman (6 live action versions, and like a 1,000 cartoons) While I love Krypton blowing up, unfortunately today's generation would much rather see something a lot darker. Maybe someone is sent to kill Jor-el and his bloodline and Jor-el sends him to earth, not only to escape but to also become invulnerable under our yellow sun so when they do find him they can't kill him. (I'm not sure but wasn't JJ Abrams script something like that?) 2)Daily Planet - Another one that has been done pretty much the same in every incarnation of the character. I'd save the DP and it's cast for the sequel, and have Lana as the love interest for the first movie. Maybe the last scene in the movie could have Clark going to an interview with Perry White. 3)The Costume - This one I don't want to happen, but unfortunately it's definitely going to happen wether we like it or not. Let's just hope it's better than Nic Cage's costume (my choice would be Superman One million's costume with the classic symbol). Again, it's much harder to do something fresh with Superman than it is with Batman. Even if you do the opposite of Donner's real estate Lex, you'll probably wind up with John Shea or Michael Rosenbaum's. Even If you have Lana as the love interest and don't have Lois and Clark, you'll have something similar to Smallville and the Superboy show. Even if you have Pa Kent alive, it'll be just like Lois and Clark, Superboy, Smallville. Coming up with a fresh new take on Superman is much harder than Batman, James Bond, or Star Trek. When you think about it, all Nolan had to do was show Batman's origin (which had never been shown), and also do the opposite of Burton's Batman and Adam West's Batman (which wasn't very hard to do!). If anything Superman is much closer to Robin Hood, Dracula, and Three Musketeers which are all characters that have been re-done countless times. So here it is: I've stated what I would do with a new Superman Origin (at least the only one's I could think of right now). As much as I love Superman, If I was a movie exec I wouldn't pay $200 million to make something that's similar to Donner's or any other version of Superman we've seen in the last 20 years (Superboy Lois and Clark, Smallville). And as much as I hate Burton's take on Superman, I can't blame the WB fo trying to come up with a new take on the character. What are some ways we can have a completely fresh origin that doesn't show anything Donner's already did and at the same time try to be different from all the other versions of Superman, but also staying true to the character?