25 March, 2013

J.J. Abrams on leaked Superman treatment

J.J. Abrams may be the man bringing us the new Star Wars and Star Trek films, but in another alternate time line he may have been the man bringing Superman back to the big screen. In a recent interview with Empire he spoke about Superman Flyby his take on the Kal-El story.

"The thing that I tried to emphasise in the story was that if the Kents found this boy, Kal-El, who had the power that he did, he would have most likely killed them both in short order, and the idea that these parents would see – if they were lucky to survive long enough – that they had to immediately begin teaching this kid to limit himself and to not be so fast, not be so strong, not be so powerful."

"The result of that, psychologically, would be fear of oneself, self-doubt and being ashamed of what you were capable of," he went on to say. "Extrapolating that to adulthood became a fascinating psychological profile of someone who was not pretending to be Clark Kent, but who was Clark Kent. Who had become that kind of a character who is not able or willing to accept who he was and what his destiny was."

"The idea in the movie was that he became Superman because he realised he had to finally own his strength and what he’d always been. I don’t know if that’s what Zack and Chris [Nolan] are doing, but it looks like that’s part of the idea and I could not be more thrilled to see that movie. That to me was always the way to go,"

Is it just me or does that sound a lot like "Smallville"? Well minus the death of Martha and Jonathan

1 comment:

  1. That really is alogical direction to go with this movie and I hope its what Nolan and Snyder are going to go in the Man of Steel.

    However this take of Superman always holding back and never being able to unleash is not new as it has shown up in the animated series before if not the comic books.