I think the dust has pretty much settled on the story of the Superman reboot. Presumably, the Man of Steel's fate is being plotted out in those DC-Warner Bros meetings. Are they going dark and Christopher Nolan-ish? Is Bryan Singer in or out? Anyone penned a script yet? Like most of the DC properties, Superman seems to be sitting in uncomfortable limbo.

But at least one man is chugging right along -- Mark Millar has been talking for months about his Superman script, and the "big Hollywood action director" who wants to shop it around for him. Now, he's told Empire his big pitch and goal, which is nothing short of a Superman epic. Millar wants to make an 8-hour saga, split into three films, Lord of the Rings style. "It's gonna be like Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him. The Dark Knight showed you can take a comic book property and make a serious film, and I think the studios are ready to listen to bigger ideas now ... I want to start on Krypton, a thousand years ago, and end with Superman alone on Planet Earth, the last being left on the planet, as the yellow sun turns red and starts to supernova, and he loses his powers."

Wow. That's a reboot, all right. Somehow, I would expect nothing less in scope from the man who fed Daredevil and the Punisher to dinosaurs. (See Wolverine: Old Man Logan.) I think that sounds too exhausting to even contemplate -- but if there was a superhero to give an epic series to, it would probably be Superman. I'll hand it over to you to think about.
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