Superman is back?

DC are releasing next year their Man of Steel movie, a reboot of the Superman franchise. I was very afraid of this movie, I was not a huge fan of the previous movies. I watched the Man of Steel trailer last week, expecting it to be a steaming pile of crap. Well was I surprised! Watching it I was quite excited and really can’t wait for the movie. Zack Snyder is the director who also directed 300, Watchmen & Suckerpunch (which was not that great). Zack has teamed up with David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan as the writers. I am eagerly awaiting this movie now. Here is the trailer if you have not seen it yet.

But what does concern me is that this film, like Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy is not to be linked to the Justice League movie, looking to launch 2015. How do they plan on introducing the characters of the Justice League? It’s a big ask to give us six plus new characters and expect us to know their back story and who they are. Marvel, DC’s main competing superhero franchise, have done very well in each of their films building up to the main movie that was the Avengers (2012). Each movie showed the character and their motives as well as their personalities. It just concerns me that DC are not as concerned about their character development.

 

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