MARK MILLAR TO MAKE A SUPERMAN REBOOT?

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07.02.08 26 Comments

Question marks in the headline can mean only one thing: it’s time to speculate wildly! You heard it here, folks, knowledge is guessing’s bitch.

The Daily Record recently did a “local boy makes good” article on Mark Millar, the Scottish comic book writer who created Wanted and Kick-Ass (another soon-to-be-adapted comic).  The big rumor the article reveals is that Millar may be working on a reboot of Superman.

He said: "Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to reinvent Superman for the 21st century. …"I’ve been planning this my entire life. I’ve got my director and producer set up, and it’ll be 2011. This is how far ahead you have to think. …"The Superman brand is toxic after that last movie lost 200 million, but in 2011 we’re hoping to restart it. …"Sadly I can’t say who the director is, but we may make it official by Christmas. …"But fingers crossed it could work out, that would be my lifetime’s dream."

I’ve always liked Bryan Singer, who directed the last Superman, but I threw in the towel when Superman overcame Kryptonite in the third act using the power of positive thinking.  Come on, man, the guy can shoot lasers from his eyes.

Millar’s (who also wrote a comic called Superman: Red Son in which Superman grew up in Communist Russia) statements seem to fit nicely with earlier comments from the CEO of Legendary Pictures, who said he was hoping to reimagine Superman as an “angry God.”  …An angry God who flies around in red underwear with matching boots – I like where this is going.  Though it sounds more like a bitter homosexual God.  Maybe instead of saving kittens from trees he could just freak out and start turning chicks he’s jealous of into pillars of salt until they greenlight a Hairspray sequel.  CHANGE THE TV BACK TO BRAVO! *lightning bolt*

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