Post by peapotmaster on Apr 9, 2016 19:20:48 GMT -6
After many fans had some mixed thoughts on a certain movie, I wanted to do a better take on The Man Of Steel I had in my head to see what you guys think of it.
PREMISE: A mysterious fallen angel has arrived and is saving people left and right and fighting criminals, as Daily Planet reporter, Lois Lane, is sent to find out about this mysterious man she decides to call Superman. Lois soon meets Clark Kent, a man from Smallville coming to get a job in Metropolis, not knowing he will be working with her at The Planet. Meanwhile, a mysterious rash of killings with twisted toys begin to happen to people under the watchful eye of the mysterious Toyman, a figure with a dark past for revenge and madness. Now Superman must battle the villainous Toyman to save Metropolis and a mysterious other player helping in this evil plan.
NOTE: After getting tired of Lex Luthor as the villain of every movie, it was time to bring someone from Superman's gallery of villains that no one ever used. I chose Toyman due to his portal in Superman: TAS, but he'll be human in my film and will look like what he was when he killed Cat Grant's son in the comics. I don't plan on using Lex in the trilogy, as I wanted to use other villains in the Superman lore than just him.
The second film will involve Batman meeting Superman for the first time, and the third will intro Darksied and the forming of the Justice League after a two year gap.
I have not cast anyone yet in the roles, as I have picked Henry Cavil as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. I will come back later to cast Toyman.
Post by Alex Matthews on Apr 9, 2016 19:50:10 GMT -6
Hmm, if you're going to keep Henry and Amy in the same roles, why not do this as a "Man of Steel 2" - taking place after the first one, dealing more with Clark and Lois then the actual film we got did? Then there's no need to re-explore what "MoS" already did with Lois investigating Clark's superheroic activities.
Otherwise, if you're doing a full-on reboot, you should recast, and then you could still bring Lex him, and give him the same treatment...
Just my initial thoughts on the matter...
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Post by Jon Van Pelt on Apr 10, 2016 1:44:55 GMT -6
I've never been a big fan of the comic book genre. I saw the first spiderman trilogy in theatre, bought Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy (which I loved!). But other than that, not much love for the genre. Especially now with all the Marvel and DC universes they're trying to create, both on the big and small screen, I just wouldn't know where to start (me being a viewer without much knowledge of these universes).
Anyway, about this pitch and about Superman: I think Superman is probably the most outdated superhero in the 21st century. Every incarnation of the character seems to follow the same path. Alien/reporter/Lois Lane/hero in spandex. I think you should try to come up with an original take on the character. Start from a blank page. That's what I would do .
Post by peapotmaster on Apr 16, 2016 5:32:25 GMT -6
I just had some thought on what Jon said, and he's right. Maybe it's time to do a better take on Superman than just a reporter than just do the origin story over and over like in other superhero reboots. Spider-Man had his origin told twice in an half hour and we didn't need to see unfold in the reboot. Man of Steel did the same thing with the end of Krypton. If I did a new origin for Superman, I do it like Batman, as Bruce Wayne is Batman disguise. Meaning that when Bruce's parents died, Bruce died with them and Batman took over. Clark is Superman's disguise as Superman is his own persona. Superman's costume is the same but without the cape, as a certain movie states a no capes rule.
The Toyman will be the main villain in the film, as the other films had only Lex Luthor, General Zod, and Richard Pryor. I wanted to use a villain that could be a threat to Superman and Metropolis, and Toyman in the 90's was a complete Psycho. He was Superman's Joker, a man who uses toys and turns them into killing machines for revenge. As for the second villain, I decided on Live Wire, a villain who debut in Superman: TAS. Her role in the film is secondary to Toyman, as she was a intern at the Daily Planet when during Superman's battle with one of Toyman's killer toys is electrocuted almost to death only to gain electrical powers and white skin.
If I can get the script together by around June, maybe it will be better than what I said here.