I so desparately want this movie to be a success being a huuugge Superman fan. But so far the marketing has been sub-par. The next trailer is I believe supposed to be released tomorrow and is over 3 minutes long. It will allegedly be shown in front of Oblivion.
Unfortunately, it seems in this day and age, people prefer Iron Man and Batman, hero's, but not really superheroes.
Superman can't be a likeable, but sarcastic ass-hat like Iron Man , and he won't hurt people like Batman. Iron Man, at least to me, has been successful because of the humor. I love Iron Man. Batman I can't quite peg. I loved Batman Begins, and Dark Knight Rises redeemed itself somewhat, but Dark Knight was totally lost on me. Spider-man is the next closest thing to Supes, and he has and can be successful, but he is also just human.
Has this country become too cynical for Superman? Or perhaps is the bar set too high for Superman? Superman Returns made Batman Begins kind of money, but was deemed a failure, and Batman was deemed a success. Is Superman set up for failure because... well, he's Superman. Of course he's supposed to be the biggest, and make the most money.
Edited by JeremyR, April 15 2013 - 10:57 AM.