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JJ Abrams talks about his proposed Superman movie

JJ Abrams has been speaking about his failed Superman project.

Superman Flyby would have been, according to Empire, a Superman origin story involving a civil war on Krypton. It would also have covered the exile of Kal-El and also introduced a new villain named Ty-Zor. The project never went past the treatment stage, though Abrams claims it wouldn’t have been hugely different from the upcoming Man Of Steel movie.

 

“The thing that I tried to emphasise in the story was that if the Kents found this boy, Kal-El, who had the power that he did, he would have most likely killed them both in short order. And the idea that these parents would see – if they were lucky to survive long enough – that they had to immediately begin teaching this kid to limit himself and to not be so fast, not be so strong, not be so powerful.

“The result of that, psychologically, would be fear of oneself, self-doubt and being ashamed of what you were capable of. Extrapolating that to adulthood became a fascinating psychological profile of someone who was not pretending to be Clark Kent, but who was Clark Kent. Who had become that kind of a character who is not able or willing to accept who he was and what his destiny was.

“The idea in the movie was that he became Superman because he realised he had to finally own his strength and what he’d always been. I don’t know if that’s what Zack and Chris [Nolan] are doing, but it looks like that’s part of the idea and I could not be more thrilled to see that movie. That to me was always the way to go.”

 

Man of Steel is due for release on June 14, while Abrams’ latest offering, a little movie called Star Trek into Darkness, will be out on May 9.

 

Source: Empire

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