Do you think that Superman is still relevant in today’s world? Well, it sounds as if Warner Bros. Pictures doesn’t, and fans aren’t happy about it.
It was revealed earlier this week that Warner Bros. had a meeting with Michael B. Jordan in which he pitched a new Superman movie to them.
Personally, I felt this was great news, but digging a little deeper, I discovered that Jordan wouldn’t be able to act in the movie because his schedule is already too full.
However, Warner Bros. might be enlisting the help of J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot, to help ‘make Superman relevant again’ (I’m paraphrasing here).
Anyway, this admission came via a report by Variety, in which it was revealed that executives at Warner Bros. Pictures were struggling to come up with ways to make the DC Comics superhero relevant again.
Is Superman no longer relevant? Warner Bros. seems to think so…
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Here’s what Variety tweeted on the matter:
Warner Bros. has less clarity on what to do with #Superman. However, there have been discussions with Michael B. Jordan and J.J. Abrams to help make the Man of Steel more relevant
That’s pretty damming if you ask me, and fans then took to Twitter to complain about this stance on Superman.
Here are just a few tweets in which DC Comics and DCEU fans expressed their anger with Warner Bros. Pictures’ attitude towards one of DC Comics’ most famous superheroes.
The sad thing about WB's handling of Superman is that this is THE PERFECT time for a Superman movie. He is the embodiment of hope. He's an immigrant created by two Jewish dudes in the late 1930s. Wtf are you doing if you don't know how to make that relevant right now. https://t.co/qlQXqcqBfS
— Travis Clark (@TravClark2) November 26, 2019
He already is relevant. The dude fights for Truth and Justice. That never gets old. Also, he is virtuous and the perfect role model given the social climate we are in. Use "All⭐Star Superman" as inspiration. pic.twitter.com/xgesjjWa1T
— SUPERKID (@SuperKid707) November 27, 2019
Superman is a space immigrant living in rural American and you are saying he is not relevant?
— Coniferous Tree (@ThaConLife) November 26, 2019
Hi. We live in a country where facism is on the rise. Where it's really easy to compare the president to Luthor. Where violence is enacted on immigrants daily. How much more fucking relevant can Superman be right now?
Does Warner Brothers not understand the gold mine they have? https://t.co/N0aBECDjFh
— Mattie Washburn (@MattieWashburn) November 26, 2019
These are just a few of the tweets posted which voice DC Comics’ fans displeasure at the way Warner Bros. views Superman. There were a lot of them.
The future of Superman on the big screen in uncertain. It’s still unclear whether Henry Cavill will ever get to play the role again.
It seems as though he’s out at the moment, but there’s been no official statement made claiming that he’s no longer playing Superman.
I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see what happens moving forward.
What do you guys make of this news? Do you believe Superman is still relevant today? Let us know in the comments below.
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