Thomas Tull, founder, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures (the company behind Batman Begins, Superman Returns and 300), told Hamilton students on April 17 that the Superman Returns sequel, Superman: Man of Steel, will present Superman as more of “an angry god”.
I wonder what that possibly could mean? Obviously they aren’t going to completely reinvent the character like Mark Millar did in Red Son, a mini series which showed what would have happened if Superman’s rocket ship landed on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas. You can probably guess the result. Superman Returns presented a more EMO Superman. Maybe Man of Steel will have a Superman who begins to make irrational emotion-based decisions, throwing cars around out of anger, which will paint him as an Angry God in The Daily Planet?