Back in early July, I passed on news to you guys that Mark Millar, author of Wanted, War Heroes, 1985 and a host of other comics, told some people that he had a real idea for rebooting the Superman franchise.
And it was welcomed news, at least to me. The franchise is essentially dead in my eyes, as the last installment did nothing but enact a “ho-hum” from me. There had to be someone out there with a bigger and better idea, someone who could do what Christopher Nolan has done with Batman.
Well, Millar spoke to G4 the other day and gave a brief outline of what he had in mind. And it’s not just one movie, but an entire trilogy that he has planned.
“I’ve had this plan for like 10 years forÂ a big three-picture Superman thing, like a Lord of the Rings epic, starting over from scratch againÂ with aÂ seven-hour Superman story. One to be released each year.” Millar said.
As we knew before, Millar has a “big name” already set as the director, but wont reveal it yet. But he told G4 that as long as the planned sequel to Superman Returns, dubbed Man of Steel, goes away, he could start filming by next summer.
He said that they would know more in a few weeks.
Interesting? What do you guys think? I’m completely up for something, ANYTHING that takes this tired franchise and breathes some life into it. Of course, we have no idea as to the real plot of the trilogy, so perhaps I’m jumping the gun, but I somehow doubt it.