Pitch ideas for Superman solo

Discussion in 'Upcoming Superman Solo Movie' started by Tg11, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. STARMAN Rebel With A Cause

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    The difference is Returns was not actually set in the past. The film I originally proposed to see would be. There would be no iPads and internet. But the discovery of advanced Kryptonian technology would allow you to mix in some futuristic designs, weapons, and robots otherwise not available in such a time period. Yet still be firmly planted narratively in the US pre-WWII.

    I'd like to see a Superman film actually set in the 1938 for various reasons. It allows certain elements to be included and feel more at home. Bruno Mannheim, Intergang, the Ace o' Clubs, even the Daily Planet. A golden age evil scientist Lex if they were to choose that version of the character also blends in perfectly. The dual identity aspect fits in smoothly with the 1930's eras. No cellphones and cameras anywhere to snap your photo and send it around the world. You can be in Metropolis and not be seen anyone else around the world.

    Most of all, it would tell me there is something different going on with this Superman film, different than MOS. Sure, we're most likely getting Superman set in modern times once again and I'm all for that. But I'm open to other possibilities.
     
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  2. TheComicbookKid Swing n Miss

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    Nostalgia is like a chain holding Superman back. Instead of using the best pieces to build something new, there's a tendency to just try to recreate what was cool before but not bringing anything new.

    Lex isn't the golden age scientist anymore. What beyond a retro feel does making him that way again accomplish? What new would be said about him that putting him in 2019 wouldn't?

    I feel like making Metropolis/Superman into a futurist city of tomorrow can still accomplish retro designs but making it something people/fans haven't seen before. Creating a "woah, I've never seen Superman like that before."
     
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    If I were doing a Superman reboot film , I'd go for a story that was much more intimate and smaller scale in Superman terms. I wouldn't touch the origin, Krypton, Kryponite,Jor El, Other DC characters,World events, and alot of the massive subjects the last films have covered in this first film.

    I'd have the film basically take place exclusively in Metropolis as opposed to having him flying all over the world solving problems in this film.

    I would tell more of a fish out of water and right of passage story of a young man starting a new life in this larger then life city , with larger than life characters , and Metropolis embraces Superman.

    I'd have Lois be Clark's rival who he bickers with akin to Tracy and Hepburn. At the end they find out a way to work together and to form a partnership , leaving room for their relationship to develop in future films.

    Lex would be a supporting character, in addition to Maggie Sawyer. Morgan Edge and Intergang would be the criminal syndicate which is the ongoing threat to Metropolis. Parasite and Livewire would be their sadistic Meta Human enforcers.
     
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  4. Willi Berg On The Run

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    It could be a way to go if Superman is tied to the Supergirl movies. They could save certain worldwide events for the teamup movies, where Superman and Supergirl fight together. Their own movies could tell more personal stories. It would be a way to really explore Metropolis too.
     
  5. BestGirl Reluctantly following Vought's orders

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    I don't know what I would do for a plot but I do know that I don't want another origin story.
     
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    I've been saying for a while that they need to look at it as the main players are Clark, Lois, Jimmy, Perry and how they react to life in metropolis - working for the daily planet, uncovering corruption and also how they report, respond and view this super man.
    That's the human element and what makes it relatable.

    Superman, a lot of it should be like, eye witness accounts, from their perspective - he's this urban legend, peter pan or santa claus almost - too good to be true. We never see him up close, it's like we are not formally introduced to him - but we see iphone footage, news reporters - think the opening of BvS, a better, clearer version of that, like, train rescues, burning buildings etc.

    If you had never heard of superman, you would never had guessed clark was superman, until the final third where we see clark faced with an ultimatum and then we see it from his perspective.

    I think that would be a cool way.
     
  7. TheComicbookKid Swing n Miss

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    Start with no Kryptonite of any kind as rule one.
     
  8. GreenKToo In the fire

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    I'd tell An else world story.
    Brainiac would be the villain, Keanu reeves would be playing him.
    Cavill back as Clark/Superman.
    Lex, Bryan Cranston.
    John Goodman as perry.
    Kirk Russell as Jonathan.
    Geena Davis, martha.
    Kate Beckinsale as Lois.

    I would set it in the mid 1950's.
     
  9. Willi Berg On The Run

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    The Daily Planet should be the centre to everything. The home base. It would be good to have the classic banter and dynamics of old Hollywood movies (even the Donner movies had some of that) and be the touchstone to everything going on in Metropolis and the world. It really needs more warmth and life to it than we've seen previously.
     
  10. Willi Berg On The Run

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    In terms of a retro/nostalgic type of Superman movie, while the idea sounds nice in theory, I think it might keep the idea that Superman is an old and antiquated figure rather than keeping him fresh and relevant, which is kind of the dilemma he is in at the moment. While it would certainly look nice, like a Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow movie, it might keep him feeling somewhat detached. That's why I would be more respecting his past and including nods to it in the design etc.
     
  11. STARMAN Rebel With A Cause

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    I'm open to anything. Past. Present. Future. Same thing with Lex. Scientist. Businessman. President. If I have a preference, I lean toward an earthbound story rather than cosmic adventure. Metropolis and the Daily Planet offers more opportunities for human stories, warmth, and social interaction rather than a heavy sci-fi Kryptonian tale. More than the time period or the set designs, I want a Superman who enjoys being Superman.
     
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    i totally, totally want Cavill to stay on, look wise, i think he is perfect - sure, what he has been directed to do, he hasn't much room and i have seen from other movies he can do just fine, he's also holding himself well behind the scenes to be a good advocate.

    I would love MOS2 (as i have bored many of you with before) to be set weeks after MOS and it's set in that intrim period before BvS and the big bad, plot evolves around metropolis and lex snr pulling string. A good old fashion political drama with rescues and a fun climax.
    However, if they set it after JL, then it's just best to forget it happened and move forward - lois and clark in the office, etc etc and not really contradict what went on before in a time line kinda way, but it's ok to take liberties in characterisation and just move forward.
     
  13. Willi Berg On The Run

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    A problem with setting it after MOS and before BvS is that it still carries that air of inevitability with his imminent death in BvS. It feels best to move forward from that. They can still have a similar type of plot involving Lex and Metropolis but just move away from all that, to post-JL.

    WB have to take liberties already, what with actors staying while others leave. It's a balancing act of working from what came before and yet breaking away from it.
     
  14. Vaibow Registered

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    Appreicate that, but that's not going to stop Blackwidow or RDJ rumoured to be back!! also, it can be even more impactful when you watch bvs after (maybe, who knows), seeing this great character doing good, you'll forget bvs and just focus on the story and be invested.... end on a positive - you could even time jump to present day as like an epilogue - coming from lois like she is giving her story and a post credit scene could then lead to the next movie, which is present day.
     
  15. Willi Berg On The Run

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    I just think the past has been a bit of a mess that it's better to move on.
     
  16. Micromind New World New Rules

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    I think JL effectively serves as a 'soft-reboot" of Superman franchise, continue from there.
     
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    It's a work in progress and it's really only showing a small amount of details here.
     
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