New Superman movie moving forward. Unfortunately.
According to Ain’t It Cool News, the new Superman project is on. When I first heard they were going to remake Superman about 2 years ago, I was thrilled. At the time Oscar winner Nicolas Cage was going to don the tights. Then, for several reasons the whole project fell apart. Now, I’m hoping this film NEVER gets made for 3 very important reasons:
1) McG is signed on to direct. The only real film credits to his stupid name (come on… what kind of name is “McG”?) are the Charlie’s Angels flicks. Neither of them was brilliant, and the second one was just painful. To let this guy direct Superman is an abomination against nature and all that is holy (perhaps I’m exaggerating a little). He’s good for films like Angels, and maybe even other comic based films, but Superman needs to be approached much differently.
2) Ashton Kutcher is rumored to play the Man of Steel. I feel myself slipping into a murderous rage. Are they kidding!?!? “Dude where’s my car” boy as Superman? Why do they feel the need to rape whatever dignity the big “S” deserves? Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with Kutcher. He’s fine on projects like the 70’s show, and you’ve got to tip your cap to any man who’s dating Demi Moore, BUT HE’S NOT SUPERMAN! He’s a Hollywood hottie who makes little pre-teen girls scream, that’s it, and apparently that’s all Warner Brothers really cares about. By the way, have you seen the HORRIBLE trailer for his new film My Boss’s Daughter yet?
3) Drew Barrymore is said to be the front runner for Lois Lane. Do I really have to point out how much of a travesty this would be?
It’s obvious our friends at WB are only interested in making a teenie bopper version of Superman. This is truly sad. Couldn’t they get even one actual grown up to work on this film? It looks like instead of the epic I’ve been hoping for, we’re just going to get a pathetic Saturday morning WB cartoon version. How very very sad for us all.