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Subj: On the topic of a back to basics Superman movie...
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OK, it's yet another reboot, but some things never get old . . . I hope. Since One Year Later, Superman has yet to be clearly defined continuity wise (Superboy, Legion, Smallville, etc.) and I hope this will do the job, and also be an interesting read. Who knows, if it's good enough, maybe it can be foundational towards the next film, which shouldn't be yet another reboot, just stick to the basics and throw in Mongul & Warworld. Brainic after that. ;\)

I think that a "Batman Begins" type Superman movie would be fantastic. Take all the elements that made Superman awesome in the first place, and build an original story that will make the movie accessable to everyone, whether they know the character or not.
They could even use a heavyweight like Brainiac as the villain (of course Luthor would be in it, but save him as the big bad for a sequel, we've seen too much of him in the 5 movies to date). It was fantastic the way that a Kryptonian-Brainiac was worked into TAS. They wouldn't have to necessarily have Brainiac actually be Kryptonian for the movie, but he could be tied to Superman's origin and Krypton's demise the way that the has been set up in current continuity.
Hugo Weaving would be a terrific Brainiac too. He could just play a mixture of the cold and emotionless Agent Smith, and tie in a touch of the pure evil that he brought to Megatron.
Portray him the way he was in Justice (Alex Ross painting Brainy in a surgeon's smock covered in blood was just awesome) and we would have the TRULY horrific supervillain that we have yet to see in any superhero movie... a menace so terrible that ONLY the greatest superhero of them all could overcome.
The sad thing is that Brandon Routh had potential to be a truly magnificent Superman. The plane rescue in "Superman Returns" was one of the most phenomenal things I have seen in a movie. The way that he casually stolled onto the plane and made sure everyone was ok was the most "Superman" thing that I have seen in a movie... he just didn't have the greatest product to work with in the first place. And an entirely new franchise of movies would require a seperation from the other films, meaning that Brandon would not be in the cast.

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