Celestial Foritude

Steel Logistics

Man of Steel released a new trailer this week and it looks like Zack Snyder is still bad at making movies:

Warner Bros. has high hopes for the project however as they reportedly may be throwing in a post-credit “team up” scene with Joseph Gordon Levitt tying in Nolan’s Batman Universe and opening the door for a Justice League of America.  Nothing is official of course and some fans are nerd-raging about JGL donning Batman’s threads in a JLA film, because it would disrupt the continuity of Nolan’s Trilogy.  Regardless, DC/Warner Bros. knows it is now losing an arms race against arch-nemesis Marvel/Disney in Hollywood, and is brainstorming furiously to even the playing field.  A key piece of this puzzle of course is Big Blue himself, as even Warner Bros. CEO Jeff Robinov called him a “flagship character”.

WHO IS the cornerstone of the Justice League, the #1 comicbook superhero of all time?   Let’s take a look.

Celestial Fortitude

Quote1.png It is a remarkable dichotomy. In many ways, Clark is the most human of us all.  Then… he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god.  And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to himQuote2.png

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Quote1.pngMore than others, Guardians are innately modest, unassuming, even self-effacing–and putting themselves forward comes perilously close to showing off, a kind of behavior they find truly repugnant.  But if having confidence in themselves is difficult for SJs, being respected by others is a great comfort, and public recognition is indeed the foundation of their self confidence. Quote2.png Please Understand Me II, p. 96

Kal El or Clark Kent also known as Superman is a superhero characterized by his indestructible physicality, his strict code of ethics, and his indomitable will.  The Man of Steel seeks sanctuary in the Fortress of Solitude, is concerned about the safety and security of earth, and is authoritatively compliant with its inhabitants.  A simple news reporter by day, an omnipotent superhero by night: The Big Blue Boyscout is endearingly humble, and knows as all Guardians do that actions speak louder than words.  A born leaderSuperman leads by example, and is the back-bone of the Justice League, much like Guardians are the back-bone of society.

Quote1.pngAlthough service to others comes quite naturally to them, Guardians do not do it freely and joyously; rather, they look upon their service as obligatory—to do otherwise is to be shiftless and selfish.Quote2.png —  Please Understand Me II, p. 97

Quote1.pngSJs are natural Good-Samaritans, ever on the lookout to help their fellow man.Quote2.png — Please Understand Me II, p. 94

Quote1.png Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul, I swear… until my dream of a world where dignityhonor and justice becomes the reality we all share — I’ll never stop fighting. Quote2.png —  Kal-El (New Earth)

What do YOU think about a supernatural Superman/Justice League existing in the same universe as Nolan’s more “grounded” and “real world” Gotham City?  Sound off below.

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