Despite the tragic shooting that happened in a movie theater in Aurora Colorado, The Dark Knight Rises has become the biggest box office 2d film of all time, beating out its predecessor The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan’s swan song to the batman franchise was quite the conclusion, but what lies in the future for Warner Bros./DC. Well I suppose rebooting America’s favorite superhero of all time will have to be ample recompense:
Let’s all hope that Zack Snyder doesn’t do to Superman whatever the hell it is he did to Watchmen and Sucker Punch. It does look like the franchise is in good hands however as Christopher Nolan is producing the film and let’s be honest, that guy knows whatsup. The film seems to be peppered with the darker and more grounded tone that Nolan used to reinvigorate the Batman Franchise. With Nolan’s powerhouse trilogy concluding (somewhat), DC/Warner Bros. will be looking to further establish solid superheroes in the DC universe in order to continue competing with Marvel/Disney in Hollywood.
Who is the Man Of Steel?
“Superman is a hero that reflects the potential in all of us for greatness; a beacon of light in times that are grim and a glimmer of hope for the hopeless. He’s an archetype for us to project upon; whether you consider him a messiah or just a Big Blue Boyscout, Superman’s impact on the genre and pop culture is undeniable.” Let’s take a look.
“Guardians have a stoical outlook, particularly in areas of hard work and saving. For Guardians, a penny saved is a penny earned, and if there’s a job to be done, they must do it, feeling obligated to shoulder the responsibility of working hard.” — Please Understand Me II, p. 89
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 him. — Batman src
Superman is one of the most powerful beings on the planet Earth, an alien immigrant named Kal-El from the planet Krypton who was raised in Smallville, Kansas to become an American super-hero. Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his incredible strength, speed, flight and various other powers to fight evil and protect the innocent. In his civilian identity he is Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. He is a founding member of the Justice League of America and a charter member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century.
Concerned, authoritative and security seeking the Man of Steel’s sanctuary is the Fortress of Solitude. The Big Blue Boyscout is characterized by his indestructible physicality, his strict code of ethics, and his indomitable will. Super-dependable, outstandingly dutiful, and extremely persevering, Superman is a classic Guardian; and knows as all Guardians do, that with great power comes great responsibility. Indeed Superman adheres to the idea that actions speak louder than words, and takes the responsibility of defending Earth and its inhabitants very seriously.
“Guardians, even as children, feel responsible for the morality of their group, whether it be their family, their classmates, or their circle of friends. And they are never able to shake off that responsibility, even if they sometimes want to.” — Please Understand Me II, p. 87
Man of Steel drops June 2013.