The Daily Planet - Superman News and Speculation Thread (🚨SPOILERS🚨)

You see, now this is a Metropolis that I would actually love to go to visit! It looks so warm and welcoming! I think I would have a lot of fun being there if it were a real place.
Several years back, I wrote a probably-long-winded thesis somewhere on this website about how I think one of the main appeals of the MCU that was missing from the DCEU is that it's inviting. I'd want to visit that world if I could because it seems cool as hell. I think if you're gonna create a fictional universe, even one where aliens invade and buildings get destroyed in fights and people die en masse, it still has be a place the audience would want to visit. At least, when those horrible things aren't happening lol. I mean, we all have Star Wars/Star Trek planets we'd want to visit if we could, right? A BIG problem with the DCEU imo is that it just seemed like a pretty miserable place. It looked like ours, just...even more depressing somehow. I couldn't even tell the difference between that Metropolis and Gotham, it was all so same-y. That kind of place ain't gonna entice return visits from audiences.

This Metropolis already looks like a place I'd wanna go to ASAP.
 
Well, I guess that makes you automatically qualified to become a Judge based on DC Comics logic.🤔
First, it's an undergrad degree.

Second, I'm an agent of chaos.

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Several years back, I wrote a probably-long-winded thesis somewhere on this website about how I think one of the main appeals of the MCU that was missing from the DCEU is that it's inviting. I'd want to visit that world if I could because it seems cool as hell. I think if you're gonna create a fictional universe, even one where aliens invade and buildings get destroyed in fights and people die en masse, it still has be a place the audience would want to visit. At least, when those horrible things aren't happening lol. I mean, we all have Star Wars/Star Trek planets we'd want to visit if we could, right? A BIG problem with the DCEU imo is that it just seemed like a pretty miserable place. It looked like ours, just...even more depressing somehow. I couldn't even tell the difference between that Metropolis and Gotham, it was all so same-y. That kind of place ain't gonna entice return visits from audiences.

This Metropolis already looks like a place I'd wanna go to ASAP.
I will tell you there's not a single part of my soul that'd want to visit Matt Reeves Gotham, so it depends, but I generally agree. Metropolis should indeed feel like a place like that.
 
I will tell you there's not a single part of my soul that'd want to visit Matt Reeves Gotham, so it depends, but I generally agree.
That's Gotham's role, though - it's supposed to be the dark and gloomy corner of this wildly colorful universe. The rest of the universe shouldn't be like Gotham lol.
 
Is Metropolis supposed to be up here in the Northeast or over in the Midwest, because I get confused?
 
Is Metropolis up here in the Northeast or over in the Midwest, because I get confused?
In the comics (and DCEU, surprisingly - Snyder ignored so much about the comics but kept that lol), it's in Delaware, across the Delaware bay from Gotham in New Jersey. Because remember, in the DC universe, all the major real-life cities like NYC and Chicago ALSO exist, so they can't be the "replacements" for those cities. Earth Prime in the DC Universe is literally a bigger planet with a larger population for that reason.

However, TV shows often like to make it a Midwestern city. So who knows this go-round. A part of me thinks Gunn will go with the whole Midwestern thing since they're shooting in the city where Supes was born and all that.
 
In the comics (and DCEU, surprisingly - Snyder ignored so much about the comics but kept that lol), it's in Delaware, across the Delaware bay from Gotham in New Jersey. Because remember, in the DC universe, all the major real-life cities like NYC and Chicago ALSO exist, so they can't be the "replacements" for those cities. Earth Prime in the DC Universe is literally a bigger planet with a larger population for that reason.

However, TV shows often like to make it a Midwestern city. So who knows this go-round. A part of me thinks Gunn will go with the whole Midwestern thing since they're shooting in the city where Supes was born and all that.
 
Very encouraged by the set pics of Metropolis so far. Love the look they've gone for. I'm gonna need a Clark & Lois reveal asap though.
 
Makes me wonder what the new music score is going to sound like? Like, pure orchestral or maybe a bit more WW2 era
 
Nothing crazy revolutionary about some of the DP set pictures, matches the aesthetic of some previously seen live action iterations with that grand look with a lot of brass/golden appearance.

The biggest thing for me is more what the rest of Metropolis looks like as well as wider shots of the city. I want to look at a wide shot of Metropolis & almost immediately know it's a fictional city because of how bright, grand, unique & modern some of the cities architecture is, I've not had that feeling looking at a live action portray of a fictional city since some of the portrayals of Gotham City in Batman, Returns, Forever & B&R.
 
A BIG problem with the DCEU imo is that it just seemed like a pretty miserable place.

That’s an unfortunate byproduct of Zack Snyder characterizing his version of Clark Kent/Superman as such a constantly unhappy, depressed and cynical individual. The problem is, realistically, if he lived in our world, him being the way he is wouldn’t follow logically. Our world can get pretty bad, though not to that level, but it is also balanced with some pretty good stuff, too. If a normal person passed him on the street, they would be like, “Are you okay, bro?“.

So, what did Snyder do to justify his decision? Make his DC Universe so unbelievably and unrealistically oppressive and dark and all of its denizens so miserable and unlikable to the point of being beyond parody. Like, it is so down in the dumps, I am surprised people are even still living there or even possess the emotional and mental health and fortitude to still even be alive. All of those therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors must really be working overtime and getting some really good business. :funny::hehe:

Whenever I see comments from Snyder cultists about how realistic Zack’s DC Universe, it always makes me lol and/or roll my eyes so far into the back of my head. Discounting all the superhuman and super heroic feats, there is nothing realistic about the world of those movies. They are fantasies of a teenage edgelord trying to justify their worldview of how “unfair” the world is. There is a reason they get parodied so much.
 

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