Senior HTF Member
- Jul 8, 1999
With the phenomenal opening of Spiderman(over 114million) this weekend. One can hope this bodes well for future Batman & Superman movies. If you create a superhero movie that is innovative, stylized, with good writing and stays true to the character and his backgroud you will have a big hit. Spiderman did this. It used all the new gimmicky effects and a generous use of modern music. But, it did not try to "re-invent" the character. I truly hope the suits at Warner and McG(supposed director of Superman) are watching and learning. If they make this new Superman movie. They don't have to change him or his attitudes. Just have a great story and keep faithful to its history and the people will come. That does not mean things cannot change. For example in the Spiderman movie fans will see something different than the comics with regards to his web shooting. The one thing that DC does not have in its favor are Stan Lee or even Avi Arad. These guys watch over their properties. The only people watching DC characters are executives at Warner Brothers who when you say Clark Kent, give you a blank stare. But, they do know box office. And with Spiderman's success(a good way of doing a comic movie) and with the box office stinker Batman & Robin(the wrong way). Maybe, just maybe, they will get the picture.