Yeah, I just saw Chronicle and I gotta say a) that movie was badass and b) it got me thinking about Superman and how his powers work.
He's got super strength, can fly, can fly faster, and is damn near invincible. Could it be that maybe the last son of Krypton has telekinetic powers, but just doesn't know he's got it?
I mean it makes sense. With telekinesis it's possible to:
- Simulate immense strength. Has Superman ever shown that he can lift things with his mind from far away? No, but he has shown incredible feats of strength without breaking a sweat. Perhaps he forms some TK force field around the heavy objects he lifts?
- Flight. With TK, you can easily levitate yourself, stimulating self-propelled flight.
- Flying faster/super speed. I can accept the fact that the Man of Steel can fly, but how does he fly faster? He's got no way of propelling himself (unless I missed something). In Chronicle, the more they used their TK to fly, they used it in such a way that they were flying at pretty commendable speeds.
- Simulate invulnerability. With TK, anyone could simply put a barrier, or force field, around their body to make themselves invulnerable to harm. In Byrne's Man of Steel, he described Superman having a force field around him that's only millimeters thick. Not saying it's TK, but that'd be pretty damn clever.
Plus, this would explain how Superboy has TK (again, unless there's something I don't know about). Hopefully Morrison will go into greater detail on how Superman's powers work, but you gotta admit, telekinesis sounds plausible, right?