Pitch ideas for Superman solo

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

  1. TheComicbookKid Swing n Miss

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    I used those same stories but mixed the order around.
    Pull the characterization from Birthright.
    Visuals from All Star
    Structure it like All Seasons

    storyline pulled from Nu52 Superman
     
  2. HRPUFFSTUFF Registered

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    MOS 2 Pitch
    I would base it off of the comic Superman: Lois and Clark-

    Start with Lois and Clark getting married settling down having a family. Jump a few years ahead to them with a son Jon living in Smallville while Lois is working on an Intergang story. Mannheim sends John Corben after Lois and this leads to him being turned into Metallo.

    End the movie with Jon learning his father is Superman and that he is starting to get powers himself. Teaser at the end sets up Supergirl.
     
  3. Calvin Ellis Kal-El of Earth 23

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    Personally my first choice would to have it be a sequel to the MOS world with Cavill. However if it is a complete reboot then I would love for them to do a movie based on Calvin Ellis only not making him President but just his origins and his story because it would be completely different and something never seen before.
     
  4. Tg11 Registered

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    Man of Tomorrow (Man of Steel 2 pitch; stays within the DCEU continuity)

    The movie will start with scenes at the Daily Planet, like in the comic. Banter between Clark, Lois and his co-workers. It's Mother's Day and Superman is flying across the cosmos to find exotic flowers for his mom. Superman flies through space and hears cries of an alien civilization. He goes to help but by the time he gets there it's too late. A crater is where a city should be. Superman wants to investigate but has to take the flowers to his mom. But first he has to stop at Metropolis to change out of his Suerpman suit and into normal clothes. While Clark is in Kansas with his mom Brainiac shrinks and steals Metropolis. Superman hears about it on the news and again is too late and see the crater. He flies up into space and sees Brainiac's ship. Superman will encounter Brainiac on his ship. Brainiac is cold and calculating. He sees Superman as a small problem. Brainiac will use whatever body he thinks is best for the task at hand, whether that's a humanoid body or an android body. Brainiac will detect Clark is Kryptonian and place him into the shrunken city of Kandor. The city has an artificial red Krypton-like sun which stops Superman from having powers. There he will meet Kara Zor-El, his cousin. She is a scientist much like her own father Zor El and her uncle, Clark's father Jor-El. All of the Kryptonian residents of Kandor have been trapped in a special state where they cannot age and are constantly being experimented on. You see that other Kryptonians who have survived the experimentations have been turned into cyborgs courtesy of Brainiac. Most who were experimented on, died in the process but Kara's father Clark's uncle Zor El survived Brainiac's cyborg implants, with the help of Kara's scientific knowledge. Superman tells Kara about the yellow sun and how it gives him power. They create suits that shield them from red solar radiation and provide Earth-like solar radiation. They bust out of the city and enlarge themselves and defeat Brainiac together. Superman tells Kara that a population as large as Kandor, all super-powered, on Earth could lead to unknown dangers. He tells Kara how Zod and his soldiers almost brought the destruction of Earth. They use the suits they made to find planets for all the stolen cities. Looking for conditions similar to each city's homeworld. One city will have pale looking aliens, like Bizarro, and the new planet they inhabit will be a planet shaped like a square. The aliens love Superman and one of them even creates a costume just like his and shows Superman. Clark makes an exception for Kara to stay on Earth. Using Kara's knowledge of science and engineering, they rebuild the Fortress of Solitude together.


    Mid credits scene on the Kent farm in Kansas, Clark introduces his cousin Kara to his mother Martha. They go with the cover story of her being Martha and Jonathan's niece. Supergirl is further introduced into the DCEU continuity.

    Post credits scene builds to Metallo.
     
  5. Alien Anal Registered

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    Well I got to have a one a million life time chance this morning to pitch my Superman idea to Max Landis. He was quite a fan of it so I guess I must finish it now
     
  6. SupermanFan Registered

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    Wow really?
     
  7. Alien Anal Registered

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    Yep yep! Over zoom of course. Hit me up if you would like to read it.
     
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  8. Gamma Goliath Engine of Destruction

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    Is this for a comic?
     
  9. Alien Anal Registered

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    Honestly I'm not sure. So far it's just a story but there's always the opportunity to make it a comic. I Just need to find a comic artist that is also doing It for the love so that way I don't have to pay heaps for it.
     
  10. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    We need to see Superman unleashed power levels like in the animation. I'd love to see Superman fight Brainiac, Metallo , Parasite etc in live action with this level of strength and power.

     
  11. Silvermoth Avenger

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    It would be cool to see like, a super Saipan type superman fight
     
  12. fan4stic Registered

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    I prefer Brainiac as the villain.
     
  13. Gamma Goliath Engine of Destruction

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    Didn't we already get some pretty dragon ball z like fights in mos?
     
  14. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW
    directed by J. J. Abrams
    score by Michael Giacchino


    plot synopsis.

    The film opens in the very early days of “the Superman” where he’s already on the scene, but the world doesn’t know much about its new protector. Only limited smart phone footage reported by Cat Grant on the Daily Planet’s nightly news & some blurry photos splashed across the front page of its failing paper—Superman’s not hiding, but it’s clear he’s not doing it for the attention.

    Perry White, in an effort to save the newspaper & with nothing to lose, tasks Lois Lane & Jimmy Olsen to get the story. Lois is out to prove herself as the new ace reporter in Metropolis.

    The film will primarily explore Clark’s hero journey as he fully realizes the mantle of Superman, between his safe old life in Smallville and the vibrant, new world he finds in Metropolis—personified by the staff of the Daily Planet, and his friendly apartment neighbors: John Henry Irons and his niece, Natasha.

    Clark’s not working as a reporter; in fact, he doesn’t know what he’s going to do with his life yet. He’s the world's Superman now, but can he still be Clark? As he struggles with this question, he’s back-and-forth between Smallville and Metropolis throughout the film.

    Clark‘s heroics also catch the attention of the Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) who task agents King Faraday & John Jones to capture or, if necessary, eliminate the alien threat. Their efforts are aided by Star Labs and LexCorp CEO Lex Luthor, whose purposes are far more sinister as he conspires to spur conflict between Superman & the US military, and the world at large.

    Luthor tasks his mole in Star Labs, Dr. Dan Dabney, to manipulate the parasitic formula being developed to drain Superman’s power levels--and lowly janitor Rudy Jones undergoes a nightmarish transformation into the Parasite who battles with Superman in his thirst for more power.

    John Jones reveals himself to Clark in the course of the film as J'onn J'onzzz, the last survivor of Mars; he’s been hiding on Earth since he arrived in the 1950's and watched the world's paranoia and fear grow. It’s J'onzzz who shows Clark his Kryptonian rocketship locked away in a CBI facility, where Clark first sees his parents Jor-El and Lara in a video message to him. Whereas Manhunter will urge Clark to hide, it’ll be Superman who inspires Martian Manhunter to become a hero for their new homeworld.

    Overall, it should be a much more inspiring and hopeful iteration of Superman than we’ve seen in more recent film outings. Though the story will tell the early days of Superman, it won’t outright retell his origins. Seeds will be planted for potential sequels (such as Irons becoming Steel, the inclusion of Dan Dabney, Manhunter, etc.). And, speaking of sequels, I’d go for an adaptation of Geoff Johns’ Brainiac storyline that would serve to introduce Supergirl and dive deeper into the history of Krypton and Clark’s journey to Earth.
     
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    Then I wonder if this film will tie into the DCEU
     
  16. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    I’d keep it largely self-sufficient now, with maybe opaque/broad references to a larger DC Universe (i.e. name drop Gotham City, etc.).

    The stakes in this would be large, yes, with the inclusion of Parasite and the CBI as these government spook-types pitted against Superman, but audiences wouldn’t be questioning where the Justice League is—there are no invasion-type escalations here.
     
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  17. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW
    directed by Cary Fukunaga



    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s SUPERMAN.

    The Man of Steel has always been a symbol of truth and justice. He’s saved the world time and again from an ever-growing list of super-powered threats, including the psychotic Toyman, always fighting the good fight. But when Lex Luthor, Metropolis’ first “Man of Tomorrow”, partners with the United States military to create the soldier of the future, Metallo—who begins to execute his own harsher vision of justice—Superman must come to terms with his place in this ever-changing world, and what it should be.

    The film would be based on “What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way,” swapping out The Elite in favor of Metallo (with Luthor, General Lane & Senator Ordway funding Corben’s upgrade). In the adaptation, Toyman would be the villain that is killed by Metallo (like the Klee-Tee aliens in the comic, or Atomic Skull in the animated film) that gets the crowd on his side and causes Superman to question his moral high ground and being a hero for all.

    The film is large in scope, not just in action, but in its lofty subject matter of truth and justice, the death penalty, etc. akin to the way The Dark Knight tackled surveillance/privacy issues in 2008. As such, and like TDK, the film would need a large cast to represent the many different corners of Metropolis: Clark’s good-hearted neighbor John Henry (who also works as an engineer at STAR Labs) and his niece Natasha Irons; Metropolis PD’s Captain Sawyer and Det. Turpin (who Lois turns to when she’s investigating LexCorp and Project Metallo); the rest of the Daily Planet bullpen with Perry White, Ron Troupe, and Jimmy Olsen (and Cat Grant as their Buzzfeed-esque online correspondent); and even Bibbo Bibbowski operating his dive bar down in the Suicide Slums. Each has their own voice and point of view.

    The movie’s focused on the here-and-now with very little-to-no reference/flashback to Krypton’s destruction nor Clark’s superhero origins. As in the comic, Clark will at one point journey home to Smallville to seek his parents’ (the Kents) advice. I included minor roles for Jor-El & Lara (I envisioned as visual feed/hologram from Clark’s rocket or from within the Fortress of Solitude), but their role in this film would be to highlight that this is an Earth-problem and Clark will need to solve it through the lens of his human experience—using the lessons he’s learned along the way from his loved ones in Smallville and in Metropolis.
     
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    I did a treatment awhile back about a year 3 Superman who is liked all over Metropolis except a few people like criminals obviously.

    He faces Bloodsport who's family was killed inadvertently by Superman, instead of making it a public thing he privately targets Superman and forces him to eventually come out to the public about why he's being attacked. (Killing civilians so that he's pressured into it.)

    Superman has to come out about what happened to Bloodsports family and he takes full blame for it, Bloodsport Suicide bombs himself in the crowd of Superman's press conference and kills about 30 people.

    Its a somber ending which Is why I didn't like it but its Revealed that Lexcorp was funding Bloodsport and Luthor is set up as villain of the sequel. Never got around to directors and stuff but had Hoult as Superman.

    Alot of light character moments to balance the sadness, Toyman is taken out in the opening sequence, Clark and Lois go out to eat. Martha has dementia In mine. The ending sets up a bigger split of Metropolis citizens, with Anti Superman protests where Luthor is "Voice Of the people" ish
     
  19. Wheels Groovy

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    I love you. (Not really I just love this ideas a lot.)

    I want these movies.
     
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    Ah thanks lol, this is the only place I've shared it
     
  21. thangaran Registered

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    Did you send it to any producers?
     
  22. Wheels Groovy

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    Bob has has kind of nailed the type of Superman I want in terms of modern times though.

    Bob gets it big time.

    Big time.

    These stores are what I want.
     
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  23. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    Thanks; I was talking to myself a bit in this thread just posting back-to-back pitches for different reboots. Not even sure which I want more at this point, but glad to see it at least won over one person :D:up:
     

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