I think it could not only work but work well if they just got the stick out their ass and added in some levity. Not everything needs to be Batman serious. Clark can be goofy and has a sense of humor. Lighten the hell up. Have Mera kick out Aquaman and come to stay with them or something. Have domestic settings, have them go to a concert or chase a shooting star, have Diana go through her god shit and have Clark be totally supportive and maybe even underhanded for her. Tell mythic stories with them both, have it be about their actions, what they do, instead of their characters. You can do character or character action based stories. It's like they aren't even trying to make it compelling.
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Between Injustice, dead beat dad young justice Supes, vaporizing flash point Supes, mind controlled justice league Supes, govt lackey in TDKR and necksnapper - he hasnt looked good this year. I bet Taylor is feeling alittle type cast having to do two evil Supermen. Injustice issue 30 was my absolute favorite and i really hope Taylor can do a more in character Superman one day.
@lvenger: I agree with every word and that's why the movie gets a 1 out of 10 from me. Just because he's killed in the past doesn't mean it was good then or now. Every time it's happened it's been contrived and writers along with fans voiced their deep dislike. He's gone years and years before killing that's why we can count them on our hands and like you said it's heavily outweighed by the times he's aligned himself with never killing. I also think it was a horrible idea to set this as the tone for this generation to get familiar with as Superman. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/7541-Man-of-Tomorrow I'm appalled by all the people that reason away that him killing is not only okay but expected. He's also made out with a 14 year old, made a porno, and launched Supergirl into spaces as a punishment before yet none of these elements deserves to be a representation of Superman to the masses going forward.
1. Wasn't a Superman film, it was a surprisingly Spiderman (Johnathan dying to teach a lesson), unsurprisingly Batman (bleak, dreary, joyless tone), and Dragon Ball Z flick rolled into one without an pitiful speck of magic or weightlessness or charm. I also have zero interest seeing my life role model kill someone. The only thing I enjoined was the music.
Absolutely not. What Superman needs is a talented creative team, less Batman pandering when Superman is the subject, a Bruce Timm of his very own, entertaining stories and creative freedom to write Superman properly - a noble, strong willed, kind hearted, level headed, confident, thoughtful, witty, righteous and maybe alittle goofy Kryptonian that can hold his own. America, moreso the world, has become more cynical, being good natured and upstanding is commonly laughed at and some people are outright bullied for having values.