Is Watchmen Showrunner Damon Lindelof Able to Make a Superman Film?

Now that Henry Cavill is alleged to be returning to the DCEU because the Man of Metal, followers have began making hopeful predictions for a brand new Superman film. Damon Lindelof, who co-created Misplaced and put his personal spin on Watchmen as a TV present is on the high of the checklist for a lot of followers for helming the brand new movie. Lindelof addressed the demand in a current interview.

“It is immensely flattering to even be thought-about for … I believe that clearly he is up there with Batman and the 2 type of the massive two. It is extremely daunting. I believe the problem with Superman is all the time going to be what does Superman imply within the up to date framework? For a personality, for a tradition that is principally moved into this sphere of antiheroes, how do you make house for Superman who’s kind of the unique superhero?”

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Previously, Lindelof’s longtime collaborator J.J. Abrams had been hooked up to a Superman venture that finally by no means made it to theaters. Naturally, Damon Lindelof is conscious of that canceled venture, and admits he personally wouldn’t have the ability to make a greater Superman film than what Abrams had deliberate.

“But it surely’s attention-grabbing that you just talked about J.J. as a result of lengthy earlier than I labored with him on Misplaced, J.J. really wrote a Superman script that by no means acquired made for quite a lot of causes principally of which I believe is like that Wolfgang Petersen was making an attempt to make a Superman Versus Batman film. They had been additionally making an attempt to do JLA. This was all earlier than Chris Nolan got here in and principally took over Batman, et cetera, nevertheless it all type of simply acquired misplaced within the wash. He is had a long-term obsession with Superman. I assume what I might say is I might like to see a J.J. Superman film, however I haven’t got a tackle the character that may be higher than that.”

The movie that Abrams wrote the script for was known as Superman: Flyby, and the 2 variations of the primary drafts of the story which have made their method on-line set the film up one thing that may have made Man of Metal appear like children enjoying with their motion figures.

The Abrams scripts focussed on a younger Superman who’s inheritor to the throne of a still-existing Krypton. Combating in opposition to the forces of a name-swapped Common Zod to satisfy an historical prophecy, Superman would have crossed paths with feisty reporter Lois Lane, trusty sidekick Jimmy Olsen and a Lex Luthor, who, relying on the model of the script, would have both been a CIA-operative who’s secretly a Kryptonian sleeper agent or a crackpot scientist who mind-melds with alien tech, loses his hair and turns into a supersmart billionaire.

There have been deliberate large Kryptonian robotic battles, Superman dying and resurrecting but once more, huge planet-wide destruction, and a Man of Metal probably performed by Matt Bomer, though apparently Henry Cavill was additionally within the operating for the position.

The movie finally by no means acquired made, however with Abrams now formally on board the DCEU with a Justice League Darkish live-action adaptation for HBO Max, the day might very effectively come that we get to see him make some model of his Superman film for the massive display. This information comes from ComicBook.com.

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