JJ Abrams did Mission Impossible, did the Star Trek reboot and took over Star Wars. Now JJ, the iconic director/producer is taking over “Superman”. Yes, that’s right. The Man of Steel, the superhero we all known and love by DC/Warner Bros.
JJ seems pretty serious about this project and it really is going forward. The new film will have JJ’s Bad Robot producing the film and screenwriter by the name of Ta-Nehisi Coates will pen the script. Plot is being kept under wraps… there is no director and no one signed to play the new Clark Kent/Superman yet.
I remember about a year or two ago, Warner Bros. announced they are no longer doing Superman movies for a long while and there were all kinds of speculation that Henry Cavill is done playing the character. Then Henry made it clear to all of us that he’s not done and he will continue to play the Superman character as long as he can ’cause he loves the character so much.
Does this JJ Abrams Superman flick opening the doors for Henry to return? It’s not yet known but to be honest, it’s pretty unlikely. It’s looking like JJ wants to give his vision on Superman so they’re probably go for a different male lead actor to play Clark Kent/Superman.
A new Superman movie is in the works by JJ through Warner Bros, a new reboot so that means were probably gonna get another origin story… ya know, the legendary Superman story where it starts from Krypton and goes to Earth ’cause his home planet exploded… grows up in Smallville and becomes Superman at the Fortress of Solitude and becomes the hero in Metropolis. We’re probably gonna get that story again and we’re probably gonna get Lex Luthor as the main villain again. Do we really need Luthor and General Zod again???
I hope JJ will make things a little different, though… it be great if he brought other Superman villains to the big screen like Brainiac for example. Dark Seid would also be awesome.
Will JJ Abrams himself end up directing his first Superman movie? I wouldn’t be surprised if he decided to do it ’cause I thought he did fine work with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”… just think what JJ could do with a Superman movie?
Yes, I’m sure the new Superman movie will be full of action, CGI and all that stuff but hopefully JJ can do better than Zack Snyder. Yeah, I loved “Man of Steel” and “Dawn of Justice” but admittedly they could have been better.
It’s hard to make a great Superman movie and I hope JJ does a great job with it.
We won’t know what the plot is for a long while ’cause you know JJ… that man is always full of secrecy with all of his films… he just likes to take things real slow… that’s how he is. We won’t know the plot, characters and casting for a long while. JJ just loves teasing things. He’s the kind of guy that doesn’t like to give out his secrets early and wants everyone to see the film themselves. That’s why he does what he does, ya know?
So many people want to hate on JJ Abrams work but I’m a fan. I’m all for JJ doing Superman and looking forward to seeing what he’s gonna do with it.
I’m glad Warner Bros. decided to bring back Superman ’cause they created a lot of backlash with that by ignoring him. You can’t ignore Superman, he is king. They finally understood that, it looks like.